Friday, 12 September 2014
Trees Are Dying From ‘No Obvious Cause’ In Rocky Mountains, Report Says
"Jasper," a Rock Mountain national park in Alberta, Canada. "P in P" photo.
The Rocky Mountain forests that traverse the West are under unprecedented danger from climate-related impacts according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization. The Rockies include national parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Park, and are facing a “triple assault — tree-killing insects, wildfires, and heat and drought — that could fundamentally alter these forests as we know them.” Story here.