American Pika in Decline in Calif. Mountains, Study Authors Point to Climate Change

February 3, 2015 3:58 PM

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As the American pika decreases in population, scientists are worried the downward trend is related to climate change.

"This same pattern of extinctions at sites with high summer temperatures has also been observed in the Great Basin region," study lead author Joseph Stewart, a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), said in a press release. "Backpackers and hikers often see pikas scurry...

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