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Pine Beetle

Climate Change Brings Destructive Pine Beetles North: New York and New Jersey Forests in the Cross-Hairs

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home
Andrew Wetzler

Residents of the American West are no stranger to the mountain pine beetle -- a native insect that has been around for thousands of years but, thanks to climate change, has devastated many forests in the West in the past twenty years.

Study May Reveal Way To Combat Pine Beetles

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

While it is beneficial for park officials to reduce the number of small trees for fire management, forest officials may want to rethink that strategy ...

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama mocks...

Saving the Western United States From Pine Beetles

Lily Durfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lily Durfee

The pine beetle is wreaking havoc across western forests, and congressional action is overdue.

Saving America's Great Outdoors

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carl Pope

Wildlife die offs are resulting not from the catastrophic climate change we may yet unleash, but from the much more modest climate disruption already underway.

Twig Beetles Join Pine Beetles In Killing Colorado Forests

Boulder Daily Camera | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FRISCO, Colo. -- As if the beetles that have killed millions of pine trees in the Rockies weren't enough, there's a new bug looking to eat what the ot...

Udall: Senate To Approve $50 Million For Pine Beetle Outbreak

Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Senate will approve an extra $50 million for Western states to deal with dead trees from the bark beetle outbreak, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., ...

Pine Beetle-Killed Trees Pose Danger To Campgrounds

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When a beetle-killed tree falls in the woods and nobody is there, federal foresters barely flinch. But when millions fall -- an estimated 100,000 e...

CSU Testing Biofuel From Pine Beetle Killed Trees

The Denver Post | Mark Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's not exactly turning a sow's ear into a silk purse, but Cobalt Technologies Inc. is aiming to transform pine-bark-beetle-killed lodgepole pines in...

Green News Report -- February 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Snowpocalypse' in Washington, D.C., but snow-less in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics; Toyota re...

Lodgepole Pines To Be Converted To Electricity, Ethanol

Rawlins Daily Times | Bridget Manley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Take a trip to the Medicine Bow National Forest and you're likely to see red. A lot of it. About 90 percent of mature lodgepole pines in the Med...

Wyoming forests prep for cuts; money goes to beetles

The Aspen Times | Matt Joyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. Some national forests in Wyoming are trimming their budgets, including possible campground closures, as the regional U.S. Forest Servic...

Aspen Trees Dying Off; Scientists Still Don't Have Definitive Reason

Wall Street Journal | Stephanie Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- This should be the golden season across the West, when aspen paint hillsides in shades of fall. But a mysterious ailment -- or perhaps a co...

Q&A: Ken Burns on Climate Change, Wolf Hunting and Why Yellowstone Isn't "Geyser World"

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Dodd

"The national parks are the first time in human history that land has been set aside -- not for kings or noblemen or the very rich -- but for everybody, and for all time," Burns said.

Beetles Killing Trees In Colorado, Reviving An Industry

Green Inc. | Erik Olsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Grand Lake, Colo., is regarded as ground zero for the pine beetle epidemic in the West. The mountainsides are blanketed with dead trees as far as the ...