19 Jul '11, 12am

It's official -- The West's Whitebark Pine Trees are Endangered by Climate Change:

A sea of dead and dying whitebark pine trees in the Northern Rockies in Montana. Today, in response to a petition we filed in December 2008, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service found that the whitebark pine tree should be listed as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. Specifically, the Service concluded that the threats whitebark faces, including climate change, are of such a high magnitude and are so pressing that whitebark pine is in danger of extinction. This is the first time that the federal government has declared a widespread tree species in danger of imminent extinction because of climate change. Unfortunately, however, the Fish & Wildlife Service said it will not immediately list whitebark as threatened or endangered because of higher priorities and a lack of funding. But, because of the severe risks to whitebark, the agency assigned it ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mskoglund/whitebark_pin...

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