10,000 birds die as ‘Everglades of West’ dries, spreads disease

Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are estimating that more than 10,000 migrating birds have died so far this year because of reduced water flow to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and California.  Officials say the final death toll may be as much as 20,000 birds. The cause is this: Humans are sucking the water the refuge needs for agriculture, recreation and more. What a damn shame. The American Bird Conservancy offers this look.

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