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Everyday tree deaths have doubled

In past 50 years, apparently healthy forests have started losing trees faster, possibly because of climate change

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5:06pm, January 22, 2009

Those trees falling in the forest with no one listening — in the changing climate of the West, they’re falling about twice as fast as they were 50 years ago, says a new study.

These background, or noncatastrophic, mortalities aren’t the result of wildfires or the huge outbreaks of pine beetles. The recent increase in temperature is likely to blame, the researc

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