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Climate change messing with tweety birds and hunting season

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by billwald, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000
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    "In the northern mountains of Arizona, elk spend their winters in lower elevations where there’s much less snow and the cold is less pronounced. But the decrease in high-elevation snowfall in the mountains over the last 25 years has allowed elk to forage in these areas throughout winter. Researchers found that the elks' year-round high-elevation browsing has decimated the density of seasonal woodsy plants, which, in turn, has impacted the populations of songbirds (animals you might expect would actually benefit from less snow)."