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11 U.S. species endangered by climate change

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 4, 2010, 11:10 a.m.
Canadian Lynx

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Canadian lynx

Populations of Canadian lynx can be found in the mountains of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. They rely on cold, snowy winters and higher altitudes for a suitable habitat. As temperatures rise with global warming, that habitat is predicted to move up in altitude and north in latitude.