TITLE

A slow-moving disaster

AUTHOR(S)
Rosner, Hillary
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
High Country News;8/17/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the ecological impact of the thumbtack-size bugs and pine beetle epidemic on mountains, rivers, lakes and evergreen forests in Grand County, Colorado. The state has been attacked by the beetles which caused the death of trees in houses and forests. It cites falling trees accidents wherein dead trees collapse on power lines, houses, boats, and even people. It also mentions immediate concerns of residents throughout the county on how to cope with the attack of such bugs and beetles which also cause wildfires and affect the timber industry. Moreover, it also describes the effort of communities in mitigating the beetle attack.
ACCESSION #
43913147

 

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