Monday :: Jul 7, 2008

Open Thread

by Mary

A fungal disease which causes sudden oak death has killed hundreds of thousands of oaks along the California coast and almost 70-80% of the tanoaks in the Big Sur forest. The dead oaks have made the fire that has been raging there for over two weeks, much more intense and much more dangerous. This weekend saw some relief as the cooler, damp air come onto the coast, but this week the temperatures along mid-California promise to get much hotter and drier, which doesn't bode well for controlling the fire.

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Mary :: 12:00 AM :: Comments (15) :: Digg It!