Salamanders shrinking because of climate change, new study suggests

July 1, 2014 2:56 AM

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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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