CU Boulder http://kajx.org en Drought Linked to Spruce Beetle Outbreaks in Colorado's Northern Mountains http://kajx.org/post/drought-linked-spruce-beetle-outbreaks-colorados-northern-mountains <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Large swathes of spruce forests in the Northern Colorado mountains are dying due to the Spruce Beetle. Now, researchers are linking these massive beetle outbreaks to drought. The beetles&rsquo; impact on forests has the potential to be more devastating in Colorado than the mountain pine beetle. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with Sarah Hart, the lead author of the study. She says her team went over 300 years of drought data.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:55:32 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8729 at http://kajx.org Drought Linked to Spruce Beetle Outbreaks in Colorado's Northern Mountains Study: The Western U.S. is Getting Dustier http://kajx.org/post/study-western-us-getting-dustier <p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:18:10 +0000 Marci Krivonen 2720 at http://kajx.org Study: The Western U.S. is Getting Dustier