October 9, 2012
This photo shows dead ponderosa pines in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico killed by a combination of drought stress and attacks by bark beetles on weakened trees.
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Study predicts Southwest already sliding into mega drought that could trigger massive changes in region’s forests in coming decades
Southwest forests are already in the early stages of a mega drought brought on by climate change that will result in massive tree die-offs .