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Climate Change Consequences: Beetlemania

December 3, 2013 by Lou Grinzo

Yet another article is making the rounds, raising eyebrows, and otherwise causing people to exhaust their cliche reserves. This one is about the discovery that pine beetles are now invading parts of New Jersey, and have already killed tens of thousands of acres of pines, and are marching northward.[read more]

Cobalt's bio-butanol from pine

April 12, 2010 by Doris de Guzman

Among my news roundup this week, I separated this one about biobutanol from Cobalt Technologies as it sounds really interesting. Cobalt said it was able to create biobutanol fuel using beetle-killed lodgepole pine feedstock. The company signed a fuel testing deal with Colorado State University to test the butanol's viability for...[read more]

Pine Beetle Epidemic Grows 1500% in Larimer Co., CO in 2007

January 23, 2008 by Tim Hurst

If you have traveled to Colorado any time recently, (and certainly if you live here), you may have noticed something a little peculiar about some of the pine trees. If you haven't had such a privilege, let me just tell you: there are acres upon acres of red pine trees. Why? The state's lodgepole pine forests have been hit by an...[read more]