PHOTOS: Ten U.S. Species Feeling Global Warming's Heat

PHOTOS: Ten U.S. Species Feeling Global Warming's Heat
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The two flatwoods salamander species--both classified as vulnerable by IUCN--live in and around a group of isolated pine forest ponds, perhaps no more than four dozen in all, stretching from northern Florida and Alabama to South Carolina.

The more frequent droughts many climate scientists predict for the future could dry up such ponds and leave the salamanders homeless--stamping out a species with a long lineage that stretches back millions of years, the December 2009 Endangered Species Coalition report says.
— Photograph courtesy Michael Graziano
 
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