Climate Change

Report shows current patterns could profoundly impact forests nationwide during the next 50 years

A comprehensive U.S. Forest Service report released this week examines the ways expanding populations, increased urbanization, and changing land-use patterns could profoundly impact natural resources, including water supplies, nationwide during the next 50 years.

Canadian study confirms mountain pine beetle effect on temperature

An army of rice-grain-sized beetles, attracted by warming weather, has moved into Canada's western forests, where its tree massacre is causing the mercury to rise yet further, a new study says. The voracious horde of mountain pine beetles has invaded about 65,000 square miles -- a fifth of the forest area of British Columbia, Canada's western-most province.