KHQ MD ALERT: New Study Warns Root Rot Could Get Worse - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

KHQ MD ALERT: New Study Warns Root Rot Could Get Worse

  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

  • KHQMD

    KHQMD

    KHQMD - presented by Rockwood Clinic and Deaconess Medical Center - Your Health, Right Now>>
    KHQMD - presented by Rockwood Clinic and Deaconess Medical Center - Your Health, Right Now>>
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new study warns that a fungus that devours the roots of Douglas fir trees in the Northwest could become a bigger killer as the climate changes.
    
Laminated root rot occurs from Montana to the Pacific Ocean and already costs the timber industry millions of dollars each year.
    
The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/Ma7mhm) that if the disease doesn't kill the fir trees outright, it leaves them weakened and susceptible to bark beetle attacks and uprooting during wind storms.
    
The study was overseen by the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
    

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:35:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

    >>
  • Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:16:55 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.    The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison.

    >>

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.    The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison.

    >>
  • School bus drops off kids over an hour late after driver was lost

    School bus drops off kids over an hour late after driver was lost

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:24:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Durham Bus Services has had a rough start to the school year. Less, than one week in, Durham had to answer for a bus driver who dropped off a kindergartner at the wrong bus stop. Then, they had to respond to parents' concerns about overcrowding on school buses. On Thursday, they were once again addressing a serious parent concern.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Durham Bus Services has had a rough start to the school year. Less, than one week in, Durham had to answer for a bus driver who dropped off a kindergartner at the wrong bus stop. Then, they had to respond to parents' concerns about overcrowding on school buses. On Thursday, they were once again addressing a serious parent concern.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

    Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:57:40 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece - It’s not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs.

    >>

    ATHENS, Greece - It’s not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs.

    >>
  • State troopers go after carpool-lane violators

    State troopers go after carpool-lane violators

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:50:15 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol had a busy week catching carpool lane violators.

    >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol had a busy week catching carpool lane violators.

    >>
  • US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

    US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:45:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000.    The announcement comes despite calls from global humanitarian groups that this year's cap of 45,000 was too low. 

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000.    The announcement comes despite calls from global humanitarian groups that this year's cap of 45,000 was too low. 

    >>