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Analysis says climate change imperils sea life

Analysis says climate change imperils sea life

The top ocean predators in the North Pacific could lose as much as 35 percent of their habitat by the end of the century as a result of climate change, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. The analysis, conducted by a team of 11 American and Canadian researchers, took data compiled from tracking 4,300 open-ocean animals over a decade and looked at how predicted temperature changes would alter the areas they depend on for food and shelter. For some key species already facing threats, including blue whales and loggerhead turtles, this will make the food that sustains them more elusive, the study said.

Israel

Sinai group says it carried out attack

An Islamist militant group based in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has asserted responsibility for a cross-border attack in which an Israeli soldier was killed, calling the raid a response to an online video mocking the prophet Mohammed. Three gunmen also were killed in Friday's firefight on the Israeli-Egyptian border. In a statement posted on militant Internet forums late Saturday, a group calling itself Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, claimed responsibility. The incident was the latest in a number of attacks from Sinai.

Russia

Drunken driver kills 7 at bus stop

Five teenage Russian orphans, their teacher and her husband were killed when a speeding car driven by a drunken driver crashed into a Moscow bus stop, the Interfax news agency reported Sunday. Police said the car was traveling more than 120 mph when the driver lost control on Saturday, killing the seven and injuring three others. The driver, Alexander Maximov, 30, was arrested for drunken driving in 2010. He told police that prior to Saturday's accident he had been drinking for two days, Interfax said.

Elsewhere

Nigeria: A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing two people and wounding 45 in a region under assault by the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, officials said.

Times wires

Analysis says climate change imperils sea life

09/23/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:15pm]

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