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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Considers Whitebark Pine for Inclusion on Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed yesterday to review the status of the Whitebark Pine for possible inclusion on the endangered species list. Whitebark Pine is found in the mountains of the Pacific Coast, from Washington State south to central California  and in the Rocky Mountains from Idaho to Nevada. As we wrote in a previous post on the…

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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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