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Laura Faye Tenenbaum is a science communicator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and teaches oceanography at Glendale Community College.

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Missing link
Wildfire and pine beetles
September 8, 2010
posted by Dr. Amber Jenkins
17:00 PDT

What do fires and mountain pine beetles have in common? More than you might think. In recent years, pine beetle numbers have skyrocketed. So has the risk of wildfires. University of Wisconsin forest ecologist Phil Townsend uses Landsat satellite data to suggest that climate change might be the missing link.

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