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Colorado's ant populations are feeling the sting of climate change

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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Ants in Gregory Canyon in Boulder. Photo: Courtesy of Anna Paraskevopoulos/The University of Colorado Boulder Climate change is causing Colorado's ants to march one by one out of their natural habitat. Why it matters: Scientists say it's yet another sign of the "insect apocalypse" devastating their diversity and overall population worldwide. • Insects play a vital part in our ecosystem and food web, meaning their future is integrally tied to our own. The latest: New research published this month in Ecology found that higher temperatures have forced ant species in...

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