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Massive spruce beetle outbreak in Colorado tied to drought, according to new CU study

October 10, 2013

a view of Wolf Creek Pass A new University of Colorado (CU) Boulder study indicates drought high in the northern Colorado mountains is the primary trigger of a massive spruce beetle outbreak that is tied to long-term changes in sea-surface temperatures from the northern Atlantic Ocean, a trend that is expected to continue for decades. Full Story

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