Forests devastated by pine beetle infestation may not release the huge flux of carbon as once feared

Alberta Adopts Low-Tech Approach to Managing Pine Beetle Infestation

For years the Mountain Pine Beetle has been emblematic of the consequences of climate change for the western forests of North America. Forests from Colorado up through British Columbia have been ravaged by invading armies of pine beetles that thrive in the warmer and shorter winters at higher altitudes. One third of the forests in British Columbia have fallen to…

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Bark beetle infestation devastates forest in the White Mountains of Arizona

Bark Beetle Outbreaks Will Spread as Forests Adapt to Climate Change

Mountain pine bark beetle infestation has brought devastation throughout the forests of the American west in recent years. In the face of a changing climate, especially in the high mountain forests of the Sierra, Rocky, and Cascade mountain ranges, the pine beetle has killed large swaths of Whitebark Pine as warmer winters allow the beetle to survive and multiply, leaving…

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