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Study: climate change risks a third of animals

According to a new report in the journal Nature Climate Change, flagged by Reuters, more than half of all plants, a third of animals are at risk to due to destruction of habitats as the climate changes. Last week scientists marked a symbolic but grim milestone -- carbon dioxide levels reached an average daily level that surpassed 400 parts per million, the highest concentration on Earth in millions of years. With the rise in global temperatures and changing rainfall patterns, the new study finds that many common animals and plants risk extinction:

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