Tag: Climate Change

April 28, 2015

And Then There Were Three: Park Wolf Numbers Decimated

Three isn’t always company — especially when the number applies to the entire remaining wolf population on Isle Royale due to warming winters and weakening genes. A researcher that helped...

April 14, 2015

People Can Offset Biodiversity Losses

There’s hope for improving biodiversity although much has been lost over the years, according to a recent study. The study published in the journal Nature provides a global view of...

April 10, 2015

Climate Change Could Affect Habitats in Alaska

Climate change could mean an increase in some species and a decrease in others in Alaska’s Arctic and subarctic regions, according to a newly published study. Researchers projected the effects...

April 8, 2015

Lizard Activity Can Act as “Barometer” to Environmental Change

Cold-blooded lizards can be notoriously finicky over the weather, so much so that tracking the activity of certain species could give researchers a way to measure environmental change, according to...

Male Polar Bear Near Kaktovik Alaska
April 1, 2015

Polar bears Won’t Thrive on Land Food as Ice Melts

Polar bear populations whose main diet sources are disappearing with melting icebergs may not be able to subsist long on terrestrial food sources. “Although some polar bears (Ursus maritimus) may...

Blue Crab
March 19, 2015

Blue Crab Population Spreading Northward

David Johnson was sitting at the dinner table one evening in 2012 when a colleague casually remarked that he saw a blue crab in Northeast Massachusetts, about 80 miles north...