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Drought: Desert-dwelling animals face an increasingly harsh environment

desert tortoise


A desert tortoise photographed in the Mojave Desert.

With warm winters and less water, many across California are feeling the effects of climate change and a lingering drought. One group in particular may not be as obvious as farmers, ranchers or reservoirs, most likely because they already live in the dry desert.

Dr. Jeff Lovich of the U.S. Geological Survey joins us to describe the conditions many animals in the Mojave Desert face in our current drought.

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