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Green Forests Fade to Grey

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Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune
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Dead trees in Yellowstone National Park. Monday, August 1, 2011.

America’s alpine climate is changing. Across the West, mountains once covered with green forests are turning red and fading to grey. The culprit: beetles. Some people blame the government for the beetle plague. Local politicians blame the feds. But what if the problem isn’t a faltering Uncle Sam but a changing Mother Nature? Brandon Loomis has written a series of articles on the health of forests in the Intermountain West for Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune and he joins Doug Fabrizio on Thursday.

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