Canada: Alberta sees mixed results in pine beetle battle

Reuters: Alberta reported mixed results on Thursday in its battle with the mountain pine beetle, with six million hectares of forest in the western Canadian province susceptible to attack. Milder winter temperatures allowed more beetles to survive in northwestern Alberta, which also remained at risk of continued migration of beetles from British Columbia, Alberta's Sustainable Resource Development Ministry said. The situation remained stable in central Alberta. Beetle survival rates were low in southwestern......

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