Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scientists Reveal a Connection Between Pine Beetle Attacks and Wildfire

Over the summer, you may have noticed reddish trees amongst green forests. These are the not cause of seasons changing, but of pine beetle attacks. With rising warmer temperatures, pine beetle attacks have risen significantly within the last decade. The affected tree areas are so large that NASA satellites can detect pine beetle attacks from space. NASA has recently released a video on how scientists use these satellites to help map pine beetle outbreaks and their impact on wildfires. Click here to read more and to watch the video.