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Compounded effects of climate change and habitat alteration shift patterns of butterfly diversity. Arthur M. Shapiro, Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis. (abstract)

Status of Butterflies, Arthur M. Shapiro, Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis. (pdf)

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NOAA: 2009 Global Temperatures Well Above Average; Slightly Above-Average for U.S,
NOAA, 12-8-09

 

Tree deaths have doubled across the western US,
usgs, 1-22-09

Study: Warming threatens Tahoe ecosystem, clarity,
ap, March 24, 2008

 

Study: Future snowmelt in West twice as early as expected; threatens ecosystems and water reserves,
purdue, July 15, 2008

Projected California warming promises cycle of more heat waves, energy use for next century,
eurekalert, 7-10-08

 

Our water, our fish, and our rights are gone,
cd, 4-08

 

Study: Contaminent Levels High in Parks,
ap, 2-27-08

Springtime ozone increases over western North America linked to emissions abroad,
NOAA in Nature, Jan. 20, 2010

Growing into a water disaster in the west,
lat, 2-1-08

 

Unholy alliance: Corporate Dems, Crimigrants, and Hippies: growing us to environmental disaster while feeding the beast of irresponsible corporate growth/consumption,
cd, 11-07

 

UC team believes deadly fungus may be killing frogs,
chron, aug 7, '07

 

Record highs far outpace record lows across US,
National Science Foundation, 11-12-09

List of 'unsung' wildlife affected by climate change released,
Wildlife Conservation Society, 12-7-09

Classics

Hansen: Past the tipping point,
national geographic, December 14, 2007

Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans,
U copen, 1-25-09

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