Tag: heat

July 14, 2020

Thermal imaging reveals shrinking bison mechanisms

As bison take in more and more heat as a result of climate change, their bodies are becoming smaller and smaller, since they’re putting their energy toward keeping cool rather...

August 22, 2017

Meant to protect tortoises, roadside fencing could endanger some

Roads fragmenting the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise’s habitat put the slow animal in danger of being run over by whooshing vehicles. But roadside fencing installed to keep it out of...

January 18, 2017

Could reindeer be slowing climate change?

As the climate warms and permafrost thaws, some tundra dwellers might be helping cool the planet. By grazing heavily and decreasing the height and prevalence of shrubs, reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)...