Salamanders shrinking because of climate change, new study suggests

July 1, 2014 2:56 AM

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Salamanders shrinking because of climate change, new study suggests

Is climate change causing salamanders to shrink in size? Some researchers say yes.

Salamanders that live in the Appalachian Mountains are shrinking in size, a phenomenon some experts think is due to climate change. This is because a warmer, drier climate means small cold-blooded creatures need more energy to stay alive.

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