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US desert songbirds at risk in a warming climate

Projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves in the desert of the southwestern United States are putting songbirds at greater risk for death by dehydration and mass die-offs, according to a new study. Researchers used hourly temperature maps and other data produced by the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) — a land-surface modeling effort maintained …

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Researcher studies increased predation of sagebrush songbirds in natural gas fields

Arid land bird populations are in decline around the vicinity of oil and gas wells in Wyoming — but, not for the reasons you might initially think. While such development has encroached on and hindered nesting habitat for three types of sagebrush-obligate birds, predation of these birds has increased because rodent populations in the vicinity of oil and gas wells …

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