The mountain pine beetle epidemic wildfire suppression, climate change and rural property development will impact the Colorado’s forests over the next several decades.
During the summer of 2006, anoxia, a complete lack of oxygen in the water, was recorded off the central Oregon coast for the first time.
The study’s findings hint at supporting evidence for scholars who believe early inhabitants followed the coasts to spread south into South America, rather than moving in waves across the interior.
An unusually dry year or sustained drought would mean unstable and variable water deliveries for a system that relies on the huge reservoirs Lake Mead in Arizona/Nevada and Lake Powell in Arizona/Utah.
While it was feared the elk population would be at risk upon reintroduction, wolf numbers on Yellowstone’s northern range has grown to 84 and elk numbers have not declined appreciably.