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Daily Archives: September 3, 2013

Forestry

Black Forest, Colo.: Coming Back From Hell and High Water

Weather Network
August 30, 2013
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Black Forest wildfire in June – the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history – killed two people, charred more than 14,000 acres, destroyed 486 homes and caused $85 million in damage. But the fire was just the beginning. Since then, parts of the area have flooded eight times, slowing cleanup and making the dream of settling there again more distant for some residents.

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Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

Climate change could doom white spruce

St. Albert Gazette
August 31, 2013
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

St. Albert’s official tree may vanish from the city due to climate change, suggests a new report, unless people take action to address it. Wildlife ecologist Richard Schneider published a study this week on behalf of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute looking at the likely effects of climate change on Alberta’s ecosystems. The study, which was backed by the province, is the most comprehensive report of its kind for Alberta to date. Schneider used climate models and paleontological records (e.g. pollen from core samples) to predict the effects of climate warming on 21 natural sub-regions in Alberta.

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