"Climate Change Is Shrinking Where Bumblebees Range, Researchers Find"

"Climate change has narrowed the range where bumblebees are found in North America and Europe in recent decades, according to a study published Thursday.

The paper, published in the journal Science, suggests that warming temperatures have caused bumblebee populations to retreat from the southern limits of their travels by as much as 190 miles since the 1970s.

Logic would suggest that the northern reaches of their home turf would shift to higher latitudes by a corresponding distance. But that has not happened, leading researchers to think that the more northern habitats may be less hospitable to them."

Nicholas St. Fleur reports for the New York Times July 9, 2015.

Source: NY Times, 07/10/2015