Bark Beetle http://kunc.org en Researchers Tie Spruce Beetle Outbreak To Drought http://kunc.org/post/researchers-tie-spruce-beetle-outbreak-drought <p>Temperature alone can&rsquo;t predict a <a href="http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/spruce-bark-beetle.html">spruce beetle </a>outbreak. That&rsquo;s according to a new study published online in the journal <a href="http://www.esajournals.org/loi/ecol">Ecology</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:01:19 +0000 Grace Hood 50636 at http://kunc.org Researchers Tie Spruce Beetle Outbreak To Drought From Pellets to Petroleum, CO Company Hits Stride In Biomass http://kunc.org/post/pellets-petroleum-co-company-hits-stride-biomass <p>Have you thought much about the wood pellet industry lately?</p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:21:47 +0000 Grace Hood 44641 at http://kunc.org From Pellets to Petroleum, CO Company Hits Stride In Biomass Beyond The Bark Beetle: New Report Highlights Threats To Colorado Forests http://kunc.org/post/beyond-bark-beetle-new-report-highlights-threats-colorado-forests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado State Forest Service released its 2012 report on the health of the state’s forests Wednesday. The annual report highlights major insect and disease concerns across the state.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:03:42 +0000 Nathan Heffel 40460 at http://kunc.org Beyond The Bark Beetle: New Report Highlights Threats To Colorado Forests Tiny Beetle Still Causing Big Problems http://kunc.org/post/tiny-beetle-still-causing-big-problems <p>An <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/forest-grasslandhealth/?cid=stelprdb5408531" target="_blank">annual aerial survey</a> of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, at the same time the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:46:50 +0000 Erin OToole 39875 at http://kunc.org Tiny Beetle Still Causing Big Problems Study: Bark Beetles Not to Blame for Catastrophic Wildfires http://kunc.org/post/study-bark-beetles-not-blame-catastrophic-wildfires <p>A new study suggests that, contrary to conventional wisdom, bark beetles do not play a major role in large-scale <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.kunc.org/term/wildfires&amp;sa=U&amp;ei=esUCUebHOZP_qQHMyoGYBg&amp;ved=0CAcQFjAA&amp;client=internal-uds-cse&amp;usg=AFQjCNHLXKaRvaMr2YuFq-ttQb4ttZ09qA">wildfires in Colorado</a> and other western regions. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:57:49 +0000 Erin OToole 39286 at http://kunc.org Study: Bark Beetles Not to Blame for Catastrophic Wildfires