Rocky Mountain Forests Vanishing as Planet Heats Up

Environment News Service: Climate change could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part on projections made by the U.S. Forest Service. Extreme heat and drought, more and larger wildfires over a longer fire season, and beetle infestations have killed tens of millions of trees in the Rocky Mountains over the past 15 years, according to the study, "Rocky Mountain Forests at Risk." Large wildfires, such as the......

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