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QUICK CHANGE ARTISTS  Some animals are managing to respond to climate change. In Finland, the ratio of gray (left) and reddish-brown (right) tawny owls, like these two rescued in the Czech Republic, has changed as winters have warmed. 

DOWNTURN  Insecticides commonly used on farms may cause drop in populations of bug-eating birds, like the common starling (shown), also known as the European starling.  

PERISHABLE PLASTIC  Shore crabs can trap microplastic pollution in their gills, a lab study finds. 

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