Photo: Warming May Be Drying Up Alaska's Lakes, Photo Study Says



Waterfowl, such as these American wigeons, might be at risk as Alaska's lakes dry up due to pressures from global warming, a new study reports. Researchers analyzing aerial photographs of nine lake-strewn tracts in the U.S. state say that some lakes in the region have shrunk by 14 to 31 percent.

Photograph by Tim McCabe, courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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