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Studies Shed Light on Why Species Stay or Go in Response to Climate Change

August 15, 2012

Belding's ground squirrel Two new studies by the University of California, Berkeley, scientists provide a clearer picture of why some species move--and where they go--in response to climate change. One found a dramatic decline in populations of a mountain ground squirrel, except where humans lived. Another paper finds that precipitation is an underappreciated driving force for species' response to climate change. Full Story

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