Climate Change Threatens Spectacular Hawaiian Plant

LiveScience: One of Hawaii's iconic plants is again at risk. The striking and rare Haleakal? silversword, found only on the high volcanic slopes of Maui, is on the decline, scientists report today (Jan. 15) in the journal Global Change Biology. First, the plant was nearly killed off by cows and collectors starting in the 1880s, then conservationists made it a success story after the 1930s. Now climate change is bringing about a new collapse. The culprit is shifting weather patterns, which have made the......

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