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A recent PBS story on how global warming is affecting bird populations included footage of a St. Lawrence alumnus who conducts research in Hawaii.

On April 21, "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" -- carried on public television stations across the country -- included a story about climate change, in conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day. The story examined examines how relatively small climate changes due to global warming can affect small animals and plants in rainforests. Interviewed in a rainforest on Mauna Loa Volcano were scientists from numerous disciplines and agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey.

Caleb Spiegel '96, a chief technician on the project, was among those photographed and included in the story, which cited him as having "skilled hands." A biology-environmental studies major at St. Lawrence, Spiegel was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Faculty Scholar while an undergraduate.

The "NewsHour" Web site has a transcript of the story:
Click here.

Posted: April 22, 2004