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Snow geese have begun arriving in North Dakota en route to their Arctic breeding grounds. Despite efforts to reduce their population, including liberalized hunting, snow geese numbers continue to rise, and the continental population now is believed to exceed 15 million birds. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)

Snow goose population explosion puts pressure on Arctic habitat

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Millions of snow geese will pass through the Upper Midwest during the next few weeks, flying north from the U.S. Gulf Coast to their Arctic breeding grounds.

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It’s the scene of an ongoing environmental disaster.

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