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Stories with organization: Wilderness Society
  • Republicans shift strategy in effort to increase logging story has photos
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California's national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and disease.