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The slow fade of Colorado’s mountain pine beetle is triggering a massive shift in the timber industry

Loggers and sawmills prepare for a downturn in supply of beetle-kill timber 15 years after a surge of pests began their devastating march through 3.3 million acres of Colorado forests.

Business

Colorado’s strong 2019 snowpack decreased bark beetle impact on trees

The cold, wet spring followed by warm rains led to fungi germinating on aspen leaves and causing kill spots

Environment

In a shifting climate for research, Colorado State hosts a museum teeming with bugs — and that’s a good thing

At more than 3.5 million specimens and growing, the collection dates back to the 19th century, and attracts researchers on everything from butterflies to climate change

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