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New Study Shows New Brunswick Will See a Decline in Some of Its Native Species by the Year 2100

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April 17, 2013
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A new study that examines the impact of climate change on New Brunswick's forestry sector says it appears the province will see a decline in some of its native species by the year 2100.


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