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Storks Eat More Junk, Migrate Less as Planet Warms

Storks in southern Europe have become junk food junkies. Thousands have given up their winter migratory habits to feast on trash in landfills as resident birds. When the dump trucks arrive, storks swoop in for a feast of rotten fish, rancid chicken, and leftover hamburger and pizza. The putrid smell does not bother the storks, who nest nearby and raise their young.  These same birds once spent the winter in sub-Saharan Africa, says conservation ecologist Aldina Franco. Her team...

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