Climate change makes salamanders shrink, scientists say

Christian Science Monitor: Apparently now you can measure climate change in terms of salamander size. A warmer and drier climate is causing wild Appalachian salamanders to shrink, according to a new paper titled "Widespread rapid reductions in body size of adult salamanders in response to climate change" published March 25 in the journal Global Change Biology. It all started in 1980s, when University of Maryland herpetologist Richard Highton noticed a decrease in the population of salamanders within the Appalachian Mountains.......

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