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Climate Change on the Kansas Prairie is Killing Grasshoppers

Close-up picture of a grasshopper nymph. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey)

The Konza prairie has seen a dramatic drop in grasshoppers over the last quarter century, even where the grasses they feed on are thriving. The problem comes from changes in that prairie grass and those changes could mean trouble for insects and the rest of the food chain. Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service reports.


        
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