The West’s iconic forests are increasingly struggling to recover from wildfires – altering how fires burn could boost their chances

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Wildfires and severe drought are killing trees at an alarming rate across the West, and forests are struggling to recover as the planet warms. However, new research shows there are ways to improve forests' chances of recovery.

Opinion - Mosquitoes And Hay

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There are some sayings in North Park. One that I remember is that if the mosquitoes are really bad, the hay crop will be really good. Now in the midst of a real winter here in North Park, there are no mosquitoes flying around. The temperature is getting cold enough that pine beetles may not like staying in the woods. But as you should know, there aren't any pine trees left for the pine beetles to eat. The young ones that are growing typically aren't eaten by the bugs.