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  • Written in the Rings

    The study of tree rings opens a window into the West’s distant past, and warns us that the region’s future may be dangerously hot and dry

  • Who'll stop the rain?

    January may have brought rain and snow to parts of the West, but the study of past climates warns us that we still have to learn to live with drought

  • So, you want to be a dendrochronologist?

    The art of counting tree rings requires a lot of patience, strong legs, and a love of statistical gymnastics

  • Tree rings reveal a fiery past — and future

    Tree-ring scientists Tom Swetnam and Julio Betancourt study past climatic conditions seeking clues to better forest management

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