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Scientists suspect climate change to blame for massive Pine Beetle infestation

Examiner: As North America continues to witness the largest Pine-Beetle epidemic in recorded history, scientists struggle to understand how climate change has fueled this voracious species. Although the link between climate change and the record breaking epidemic is not entirely clear, scientists studying the phenomena have come forth to voice their opinions. From Canada's Yukon Territory to New Mexico, pine trees by the hundreds of millions are succumbing to a fungus that the beetles carry. For Jeff Mitton,...