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Climate: Study says warmer temps causing goats to shrink

Body mass no joke for alpine critters that live on the edge of survival

Staff Report

FRISCO — A 30-year study of mountain goats in the European Alps suggests that global warming may be causing the mammals to shrink dramatically, posing a potential risk to the species’s survival. 434 more words

Climate And Weather

Scientists may have cracked the giant Siberian crater mystery — and the news isn’t good - The Washington Post

There’s now a substantiated theory about what created the crater. And the news isn’t so good.It may be methane gas, released by the thawing of frozen ground.  127 more words

Climate Change

Shrinking Goats and Climate Change

Open access paper from Frontiers in Zoology reports alpine chamois are shrinking in response to climate change. It’s not a direct effect, rather during hot temperatures chamois rest instead of looking for food which may be affecting their size. 246 more words

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Canadian arctic town cancels Halloween on account of polar bears

The melting ice is de-touring the polar bears right through town!

If you want an obvious, undeniable example of the ways in which climate change is already affecting our planet, look to the Arctic, which is heating up at twice the rate of lower latitudes. 333 more words

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I am not a fan of autumn. The short version is it means that winter is on the way. Brrr. I know someone who loves autumn and is always going on and on about how great the weather is, and I look upon them with great pity. 491 more words

Random Thoughts

Antarctica's ice-free fringe needs more protection

Invasive species a huge threat to sparse ecosystems, scientists report

Staff Report

FRISCO — The tiny ice-free fringes of Antarctica are especially prone to ecosystem disruption, including invasive species, an Australian science team warned earlier this year after taking a close look at how human use is concentrated in those slivers of dry land. 632 more words

Environment

Action Needed Now to Fix Climate Change Preparedness Deficit

Conservation, Insurance Leaders Urge Reinvestment in Natural Defenses

October 21, 2014 – Climate impacts are hitting home faster than governments are adapting, but it’s not too late to protect our communities with cost-effective, nature-based approaches for risk reduction, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, LG, and Earth Economics. 1,016 more words

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