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Chipmunks in decline due to climate change

Genetic diversity in alpine chipmunks is in decline due to geographic shifts in their environment.

Small mammals in the Yosemite region of California have been forced to move to higher elevations over the past century, to account for rising park temperatures.

The genetic erosion has occurred in the last 90 years, showing the damage changing climates can do to species.

Read more at University of California

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