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Mon., March 18, 2013, 2:56 a.m.

Climate change not kind to kindly pikas

This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a mountain-dwelling American pika. (Associated Press)
This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a mountain-dwelling American pika. (Associated Press)

WILDLIFE -- Researchers are documenting how climate change is dealing a skimpy hand to the chipper pika, the "rock rabbits" of the high mountain talus slopes, as reported in this Idaho Statesman story.

Remember, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied endangered species protections for the pika in 2010.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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