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Was the 2015 Wildfire Season Just a Warmup for Climate Change

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January 18, 2016 — There’s no doubt that most wildfires are sparked by human activity, but thanks to warmer temperatures and extreme drought conditions these disasters are lasting longer and becoming more difficult to control. Continue reading Was the 2015 Wildfire Season Just a Warmup for Climate Change

Forests face more fire, insects and disease

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A family hikes through an ancient grove of cedar trees in northern Idaho. Trees like western red cedar and western white pine are better poised to withstand changing conditions due to climate change. Lewiston Tribune photo
Climate change may set up one of Idaho’s iconic but downtrodden tree species for a comeback, even as others become more susceptible to fire, insects and disease.

January 1, 2016 — Researchers say in general the state’s diversity of tree species, habitat types and climatic zones leaves its forests well-positioned to adapt to changing temperatures and precipitation patterns.

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