30 Biggest Stories of the Year in Animal Conservation and Extinctions

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Nearly 10% of Western Hemisphere's Animals Won't Be Able to Outrun Climate Change
As the planet gets hotter, a minimum of 9 percent of animals in the Western Hemisphere -- and up to 40 percent in some areas -- will not be able to migrate quickly enough to new, suitable habitat. They literally won't be able to outrun climate change.