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There's Snow Place Like Home: Tracking the Range of Wolverines Over Time

This article is from Issue Climate Change Investi-gator (Pacific Northwest Research Station) - Vol. 1 No. 2.

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Wolverines are the largest member of the weasel family that lives on land. They live in areas far from humans and human development. Therefore, not much is known about these mammals. The scientists in this study wanted to accurately map the wolverine’s range over time. The scientists also wanted to study whether climate change is affecting the wolverines’ range.

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