17 Sep '12, 3pm

Forest Mortality in U.S. Declines as Beetles Run Out of Food, Report Says

17 Sep 2012: Forest Mortality in U.S. Declines As Beetles Run Out of Food, Report Says Tree deaths caused by insect infestation and disease in the western U.S. declined significantly last year , largely because mountain pine beetles have devoured so many forests that they are running out of food, What’s Killing the Great Forests of the American West? Across western North America, huge tracts of forest are dying off at an extraordinary rate, mostly because of outbreaks of insects. Scientists are now seeing such forest die-offs around the world and are linking them to changes in climate. READ THE e360 REPORT according to a report by the U.S. Forest Service . Researchers reported that about 6.4 million acres of forest died nationally in 2011, compared with 9.2 million acres in 2010 and a peak mortality of 11.8 million acres in 2009. Scientists say about 60 percent of the mort...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/forest_mortality_in_us_declin...

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