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A changing climate impacting birds?

National Wildlife Federation

A new report finds a variety of birds are - and likely will be well into the future - facing significant climate-related challenges.
   The National Wildlife Federation report, "Shifting Skies: Migratory Birds in a Warming World", warns of significant shrinking of ranges, flooding of coastal beaches and marshes and continued devastation of western pine forests by insects; all of which, the report concludes, could push some bird species to the point of extinction.

  President Obama yesterday said rules are needed to curb greenhouse gases from power plants.  
     Prior to Obama's climate speech, Edward O'Brien spoke with Sage Grouse expert Ben Deeble and the executive director of Montana Audubon, Steve Hoffman, who describes birds as one of the best windows into nature that we as humans have.

O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the University of Montana School of Journalism. His first career job out of school was covering the 1995 Montana Legislature. When the session wrapped up, O’Brien was fortunate enough to land a full-time position at the station as a general assignment reporter. Feel free to drop him a line at