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Baltimore Without Orioles?

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Photo by Patty McGann/Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by Patty McGann/Flickr Creative Commons

Global warming isn’t just bad news for humans; it also poses dire risks for birds–including the iconic Baltimore oriole–according to a new study by the National Audubon Society.

The study examined hundreds of bird species, looking at how they adapt (or fail to adapt) to changes in climate. The news was not good: 126 species, or more than 20 percent of those studied, can expect “severe declines” as soon as 2050; a further 188 species could see significant declines by 2080.

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