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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

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Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011 This slideshow recaps the year's extraordinarily destructive climate and weather events, including searing heat waves, parching

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