Washington Post - U of A wildland fire professor Mike Flannigan believes the Fort McMurray wildfire may have contributed more than the 85 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions some experts have suggested. Coverage appears on Canada.com, in the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Windsor Star and Toronto Star, Regina Leader-Post and Radio Canada International. Department of Renewable Resources chair Vic Lieffers is interviewed about young timber on CKWX radio in Vancouver.
Peace Country Sun - Story about the mountain pine beetle highlights research being conducted by UAlberta forestry researchers Ellen Macdonald, Vic Lieffers and Mike Flannigan and the recent Mountain Pine Beetle and Stand Rehabilitation Research Forum and Field Tour.
New York Times - Evacuees returning to the charred Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray next month may have to contend with black bears who have been prowling the streets in search of food. U of A biologist Lee Foote comments in this story, published by Reuters, and in another article that appears in the Vancouver Province, CTV, CBC, Business Insider, Newsweek, Yahoo! News Canada, Lycos News, MSN, Toledo Blade and Weather Network.