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Wed June 26, 2013
A changing climate impacting birds?
A new report finds a variety of birds are - and likely will be well into the future - facing significant climate-related challenges.
The National Wildlife Federation report, "Shifting Skies: Migratory Birds in a Warming World", warns of significant shrinking of ranges, flooding of coastal beaches and marshes and continued devastation of western pine forests by insects; all of which, the report concludes, could push some bird species to the point of extinction.
President Obama yesterday said rules are needed to curb greenhouse gases from power plants.
Prior to Obama's climate speech, Edward O'Brien spoke with Sage Grouse expert Ben Deeble and the executive director of Montana Audubon, Steve Hoffman, who describes birds as one of the best windows into nature that we as humans have.