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Pine Beetles' Move Up Threatens Western Forests: Study

Robin Rowland | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Scientists behind a new study say a warming world has not only made it easier for the mountain pine beetle to invade new and defenseless ecosystems, but also to better withstand winter weather that is milder and erupt in large outbreaks capable of killing entire stands of trees, no matter their composition.