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This Year’s Drought: A Glimpse into the Future

How did we get to the point where a rainforest in one of the wettest parts of the contiguous United States is able to catch fire?

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Forests at Risk

“The margin between life and death in the forest can be rather small,” says Oregon State climate scientist Philip Mote. As wildfires widen, insects invade and drought deepens, the razor-thin margin for tree survival becomes ever thinner.