Climate shift could help struggling N.E. species
For thousands of years, large numbers of the New England cottontail roamed the region, hopping about in shrub lands and munching twigs in regenerating forests. In recent decades, the bunny has been disappearing. But the mild winter may have given the cottontail and other species that struggle in the cold, snowy months a reprieve, reflecting the lesser-noted ledger of global warming: the potential benefits.