August 2, 2008
British Columbia's Chief Forester Jim Snetsinger talks about the pine beetle epidemic.
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In a laboratory at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, a moving plate jostles eight test tubes inside a mirrored glass box. Bacteria in the test tubes are being used to grow the mountain pine beetle genes responsible for producing the insect's chemical defenses against lower temperatures.