Researchers are trying to make a clone of the Lady Liberty cypress tree at Big Tree Park in Seminole County. With the aim of collecting fresh tissue of the tree, three climbers ascended the tree on December 28 2015. The trunk of the tree is 10 feet in thickness and the tree itself is about 90 feet tall.
The red alert over high pollution has been withdrawn by the Beijing government, even though a cloud of dangerous mist exists over Beijing for the fifth consecutive day. The government has lifted the warning as it expects the smog to alleviate during the latter half of December 23. Currently, the city continues to experience further increase in smog during the day.