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Climate change behind unprecedented increase in butterfly species appearing in South Texas, experts say

The National Butterfly Center, with its serene grounds along the Rio Grande in South Texas, is always a big draw for tourists and locals living on the border. Now, a four-fold increase in butterfly species recently recorded at the facility is drawing even larger crowds.

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Is climate change impacting tick populations?

How is climate change related to ticks and why are we seeing more of them? Well, warmer weather is one of several factors that have contributed to the spread of ticks in Vermont and the rise of tick-borne diseases.