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3 years 10 months ago

Pine beetles attack more trees in Boulder Co.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Tree-killing beetles are spreading east from Colorado's lodgepole pines to ponderosa pine forests in Boulder County and other areas along the Front Range. The U.S. Forest Service tells the Daily Camera that pine beetles attacked 36,000 acres of trees in Boulder County last year, up...

4 years 1 month ago

Pine beetles changing water supply in West

Mountain pine beetles are a well-known danger to Rocky Mountain forests. New research shows the pests are making changes to the water supply and soil, too. The University of Wyoming is looking to establish the impact of the pine beetles epidemic on mountain snowpack. Botany professor Brent Ewers tells...

4 years 9 months ago

More pine trees coming down in Summit County

Federal foresters are expanding logging of trees killed by pine beetles in Summit County. The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday it will cut trees on an additional 1,100 acres of White River National Forest in northern Summit County. Last month the Forest Service said another 4,000 acres would be...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado groups warn of climate change effects

Colorado business leaders and conservationists say the state will face shorter winters and environmental problems if steps aren't taken to address climate change. They are releasing a report Tuesday on the changes to Colorado's weather as a result of increased greenhouse gases. Warmer temperatures are blamed for the bark beetle's...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Beetle-killed trees cut in Colorado

White River National Forest officials say they've had to remove more beetle-killed trees from the east side of the forest than the west. Jan Burke, forest health coordinator for the White River, says a half-dozen campgrounds near Dillon Reservoir in the east part have been clear-cut to remove the trees...

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