"Mountain Critter A Candidate For Endangered List"

"The American pika could become the first animal in the continental U.S. listed under the Endangered Species Act because of climate change. The cute relative of the rabbit lives in the mountain West, and researchers say warmer temperatures put it at risk for extinction.

If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decides to list the pika, that could prompt new restrictions on the activities that create greenhouse gases."

Jeff Brady reports for NPR's All Things Considered August 8, 2009.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009