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Published October 18, 2011, 11:23 AM

Study blames global warming for shrinking species

WASHINGTON — From the mighty polar bear to the tiny house sparrow, many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports. And the authors think it's probably due to global warming, a little like wool sweaters that shrink when washed in hot water.

By: Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

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