Waterbirds are disappearing from the Great Basin in the American west due to climate change
Climate change threatens waterbirds in the American west - climate short science news

A clear link has been found between increasing temperatures, and decreasing number of migrating and breeding waterbirds in the Great Basin in the American west.

With increasing temperatures, especially over the last few decades, melted snow water arrives earlier in the Basin, and summers are warmer, dryer, and longer. As a consequence, availability of fresh water diminishes, and the remaining water becomes more salty. This is especially bad news for hatchlings, as they have still to develop their salt glands and do not support higher salinity.

Thus, climate change has already a visible impact on wetland ecosystems in the west of the USA.

Read the full story: Oregon State University
Scientific publication: Scientific Reports