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At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine

geese in montana copper mine
‘They need to be prepared, and they’re not prepared,’ said a former Montana lawmaker-turned activist. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Incident raises questions about how Trump’s administration would the country’s largest Superfund site from leaking its poisonous mix into other waters

January 24, 2017 — At least 3,000 geese were killed by a toxic stew formed by a former copper mine in Butte, Montana, this weekend, raising questions about how the new Trump administration will handle the largest Superfund site in the country. Continue reading At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

meadow pipit have disappeared from sites in the south of england
Meadow pipit have disappeared from sites in the south of England. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Rising temperatures and crop farming mean birds are disappearing from parts of England, says study, while butterflies and dragonflies are faring better

January 11, 2017 — Climate change has already led to the vanishing of some bird species in parts of England, where intensively farmed land gives them no room to adapt to warming temperatures. The Continue reading Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

Climate change driving birds to migrate early, research reveals

birds with long migrations
Birds with long migrations are expected to suffer most, as other species reach breeding grounds before them. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

A University of Edinburgh study finds birds are arriving at breeding grounds too soon, causing some to miss out on food

December 30, 2016 — Migrating birds are responding to the effects of climate change by arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, research has found. Continue reading Climate change driving birds to migrate early, research reveals