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16 March 2024 / AP News

A warming island's mice are breeding out of control and eating seabirds. An extermination is planned

Marian, Prince Edward Islands

The past few decades have been the most significant for the damage the mice have caused, said Dr. Anton Wolfaardt, the Mouse-Free Marion project manager. He said their numbers have increased hugely, mainly due to rising temperatures from climate change, which has turned a cold, windswept island into a warmer, drier, more hospitable home.

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