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'A world of wounds': Decline in grasshopper populations offers window into consequences of climate change
Episode 20810th February 2022 • StateImpact Oklahoma • OPMX
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For the last two decades, the grasshoppers of the Konza Prairie Biological Station in Manhattan, Kansas, have been declining significantly — even as their main food source, grass, has nearly doubled in abundance. Researchers analyzed decades of grass samples and found that increased CO2 and climate change have caused these plants to become less nutritious. And this process — nutrient dilution — is happening all over the world.





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