Thursday, June 28, 2007

Global warming threatening Costa Rica's biodiversity

(Tico Times) - Scientists are concerned about the effects of global warming on the country's biodiversity. Many of the species found at higher altitudes in Costa Rica, including the gaudy emerald toucanet, left, and the ever-popular resplendant quetzal, may be forced higher into cooler mountain altitudes as the weather heats up, and scientists worry those at the top will have nowhere to go. Rising temperatures also seem to be complicating matters for endangered sea turtles that nest on both coasts.

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