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  • A future of big fires and tiny bugs

    A future of big fires and tiny bugs

    A second-generation forest ranger considers how fire prevention and climate change are affecting the forests he once roamed with his father.

  • Two weeks in the West

    A flurry of end-of-year easements saves lots of lovely landscapes; heli-skiing wins in Utah; snow-lovers help starving Colorado deer; a possible ceasefire on the Klamath; and bark beetles are destroying Colorado’s lodgepole pines.

  • A sucker punch to the stomach: When trees turn red

    A sucker punch to the stomach: When trees turn red

    Colorado's bark beetle epidemic is unlike anything that has ever happened to the state in its brief history.

  • A slow-moving disaster

    A slow-moving disaster

    As bark beetles ravage Rocky Mountain forests, communities like Granby, Colo., have to adjust to a radically different landscape.

  • An infestation of the imagination, in a bark beetle lab

    An infestation of the imagination, in a bark beetle lab

    Reagan McGuire uses the lessons he learned as a pool shark to tackle the problem of rampaging bark beetles.

  • Don't blame it all on global climate change

    Don't blame it all on global climate change

    Climate change is a problem, but that doesn’t mean it’s responsible for every bad thing that happens in the West.

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