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Mountain Pine Beetle survives


July 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A recent story in the Edmonton Journal confirmed that despite harshly cold winter temperatures in Alberta, the Moun…

A recent story in the Edmonton Journal confirmed that despite harshly cold winter temperatures in Alberta, the Mountain Pine Beetle proved resilient to the weather.

While the cold did manage to obliterate many of the insects in the northern part of the province, in particular near Whitecourt and Slave Lake, many of the beetles survived, and in numbers that government and researchers did not anticipate, the Journal further reported.

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A slideshow on the beetle battle in northwestern Alberta by Edmonton Journal photographer Greg Southam can be found here: Beetle battle slideshow


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