Friday, May 04, 2007

Climate change putting bird species in danger

Connecticut is home to as many as 20 percent of the world's population of saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrows, but climate change is endangering their way of life, according to researchers.

The birds have traditionally thrived in the privacy offered by dense saltmarsh grass, but in light of rising sea levels caused by climate change, high tide is more frequently destroying their nests and washing them out to sea, researchers and environmentalists said. Read More...

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