Emperor penguins now a threatened species due to climate change, U.S. says

Antarctica’s emperor penguins are threatened by sea ice lossWarming temperatures have already caused mass breeding failuresOct 25 New York (Reuters) – Antarctica’s emperor penguin is at risk of extinction due to rising global temperatures and sea ice loss, the U.S. government said Tuesday as it finalized protections for the animal under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said emperor penguins should be protected under the law since the birds build colonies and raise their young on the Antarctic ice threatened by climate change.The wildlife agency said a thorough review of …
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