APNewsBreak: Feds reverse course on wolverines

August 12, 2014 4:44 PM

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.

Wolverines, or "mountain devils," are rarely seen members of the weasel family that need deep snow to den. But while there is broad consensus that climate change will make the world warmer, drilling down to determine what that means for individual species remains difficult.

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