Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California

DURHAM, N.C. March 28, 2017 – Drought and reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields threaten a globally important stopover site for tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds in California’s Sacramento Valley, a new Duke University-led study shows. The researchers’ analysis of historical biweekly NASA Landsat satellite images of the valley reveals that flooded […]

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