Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Global warming allows beetles to attack whitebark pines

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: "There's an incredibly effective predator in the woods, a real life giant killer. And it is marching, taking new life and succor from the hot, dry climate that vexes so much of the West.

For most plants and animals, such weather is an enemy. But mountain pine beetles are different. For them, it's time to breed and feast, to colonize new places. And that's exactly what they're doing."

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