Tag: polar vortex

June 30, 2021

Extreme winter weather may affect bird populations

When researchers study climate change, they often focus on scorching heat in hotter summers. Winter tends to get overlooked, even though extreme weather events can be impactful to wildlife. In...

June 23, 2021

Winter weather extremes may kill off bird populations

Some bird species may not be able to cope with increasingly extreme winters — whether that means unusually warm periods or polar vortexes. Researchers examined the impacts of extreme cold...