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9/22/11: Green Forests Fade to Grey

Rick Egan, Salt Lake Tribune
Dead trees in Yellowstone National Park. <br><br>

9/22/11: Green Forests Fade to Grey

Salt Lake City, Utah – 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.

Read Loomis' seven articles about the West's dying forests.

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