"Climate Changes To Result in Bird, Reptile Shifts"

"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose — and lose big.

The U.S. Geological Survey and researchers from the University of New Mexico and Northern Arizona University released a report this week that takes a closer look at some of the effects climate change is likely to have on species such as the desert tortoise and the pinyon jay.

The jay stands to lose nearly one-third of its breeding range, while other birds could lose as much as 80 percent by the end of the century. On the other hand, the tortoi"

Susan Montoya Bryan reports for the Associated Press April 9, 2014.

Thursday, April 10, 2014