Australia: Climate change likely responsible feucalypt dieback in south-east NSW

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: For more than a decade it has been a mystery as to what is causing eucalypt trees to die on the Monaro in south-east, New South Wales. The dieback is centred around Berridale near Cooma NSW and it spans more than 2000 square kilometres - an area larger than the ACT. Research by PhD candidate Catherine Ross, from the Australian National University, suggests that climate change has played a role in the spread of the weevils and the stress on the ribbon gum trees. "The weevils are native to......

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