US wolverine population drops to just 300, outside Univ. of Michigan2/3/2013
The wolverine, the pugnacious rapscallion immortalized by a comic book character, a Big Ten school and "Red Dawn," might soon be going the way of the polar bear and other creatures imperiled by climate change. That would be the Big E: extinction. That's right, thanks to warming temperatures, the wolverines' habitat is shrinking rapidly — so much so, U.S. wildlife officials want to protect the critters under the Endangered Species Act. The government estimates there are only 250-300 wolverines left in the continental United States. In time-honored tradition, the government is moving to bolster the population without changing any policies on the problem’s root cause and or climate change. But hey, maybe that's next on the list. [Source]
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