A warm-weather pika gathers more moss

By Bethany Brookshire, 23:13 PM January 5, 2014

The American pika (Ochotona princeps) maybe one of the world’s cutest faces for global warming. It is a round, furry mammal that lives in the mountains of the American west. If you are out hiking in the summer in Utah, Colorado or Oregon, you can sometimes hear them call to each other in high-pitched little voices.

Some mountain areas have become too warm for pikas. They are disappearing from some of them as warm temperatures drive them away. But one population of pikas has figured out how to ...

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