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Extreme Weather and Climate Change: The Midwest

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

The American West is getting warmer

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


Acres Burned in Washington Wildfires in Washington State have increased significantly in recent years, a shift that appears linked to climate change.

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