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Posts tagged forest fires

December 10, 2012

 

longepole pine cone

Lodgepole Pine Trees Love Forest Fires

To humans, wildfires are often scary and dangerous. If you were a lodgepole pine cone, though, you would be eagerly awaiting the blazing heat of those flames!

March 26, 2008

 

A Beetle on a Leaf

Beetle Poop and Wildfire Recovery

Wildfires have been happening for millions of years, but how does the environment recover from such widespread destruction? The surprising answer: beetle poop.

August 12, 2004

 

Woodpeckers and Fungus

What came first? The woodpecker or the fungus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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