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Climate Change and the West: A Picture of the Western United States in the Coming Decades

Over the last several years, a picture has emerged of the American west in a climate-changed world. Water Last week findings of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey show a sharp decline in the snowpack of the northern Rocky Mountains over the past 30 years. Published in the journal Science, the study says the “almost unprecedented” decline, as compared…

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Ecosystem Shift Accelerating From Changing Climate New Research Says

Research published last week in the journal Nature estimates the “velocity of climate change,” a measurement of how quickly rising temperatures force ecosystems to migrate in order to survive – and the likelihood that some species within an ecosystem will face extinction. The report says that land-based ecosystems will need to move an average of one-quarter mile (420 meters) annually to…

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