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California ordered to consider protection for American pika

Oct 20, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
A judge's decision marks the third time the state has been told to examine possibly declaring the tiny mountain-dwelling mammal an endangered species. It is the first animal in the lower 48 states to be considered for such listing solely because of climate change.

A judge in San Francisco on Tuesday ordered the state to reconsider — for the third time — whether to extend endangered species protection to the tiny American pika, a mountain-dwelling mammal whose population may be declining because of climate change.


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