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Is Warming Trend Harming Penguins?

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Science  20 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5320, pp. 1790
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5320.1790

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At a seminar on Capitol Hill held by the U.S. Global Change Research Program last week, researchers suggested that the observed warming of the western Antarctic peninsula may be taking a toll on Adélie penguins. As the climate warms, early-spring snowfall seems to be increasing, making it harder for the birds to find snow-free spots for nesting.

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