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Recent western tree-kill by bark beetles has been the worst recorded

Warming climate is helping bark beetles spread in the West

Bark beetle outbreaks may influence forest fire risk

Warmer temperatures are promoting wildfires in the American West

Snow is melting weeks earlier in the American West

The western fire season is growing months longer

Much more wildfire burns in the West during years with early snowmelt

Scientists project sharply increasing wildfires in the American West

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Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010 More countries have set new record high temperatures in 2010 than during any other year since instrumental records began.

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