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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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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought? A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

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