Extreme drought is pushing
one of Maui’s most unusual plants into a dangerous decline. Once on the
road to recovery, recent climate change has left the Haleakala Silversword
struggling to survive.
UH Biologist Paul
Krushelnycky blames global warming
patterns. With rising temperatures and increasingly dry conditions expected to
continue … the future of the Silversword doesn’t look good.
Krushelnycky recently co-authored a paper on the
decline of the Haleakala Silversword in the journal Global Change Biology.
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