_News Talk 770
Researchers have found that climate change is driving squirrels in southern Alberta a little nutty.
University of Alberta ecologist Jeff Lane says late-season snowfalls southwest of Calgary are delaying the squirrels' emergence from hibernation.
He says the result is less time for the rodents to reproduce and bulk up for the next winter.
Lane says if those effects are showing up in squirrels, other wild populations in southern Alberta are likely being affected as well.