Old-Growth Forests Provide Climate Change Relief for Some Bird Species, Study Finds

Old-Growth Forests Provide Climate Change Relief for Some Bird Species, Study Finds

Many bird species are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, especially the extreme ones that come with climate change. Global heating is especially difficult for birds, who need shade, cool water and breezes to cool down. A new study by the Oregon State University College of Forestry suggests some bird species can get relief from climate change […]

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Tricolored Bats Recommended to Be Listed as Endangered Species Due to White Nose Syndrome

Tricolored Bats Recommended to Be Listed as Endangered Species Due to White Nose Syndrome

Tricolored bats could be added to the list of endangered species to protect them as white-nose syndrome depletes their population. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is recommending that the tricolored bats be added to the list of endangered species so that there is a better chance of protecting them from the fungal disease. […]

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Acid test: Are the world’s oceans becoming too ‘acidic’ to support life?

Acid test: Are the world’s oceans becoming too ‘acidic’ to support life?

Hours after being born, oysters are already working to form their protective, chalk-layered shells. Drawing calcium and carbonate from seawater, they combine the two to form hardened shells. But as humans have pumped voluminous sums of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, this ancient process has come under threat. It’s estimated that the global ocean absorbs […]

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Birds of Hawaii Face Threats Of Extinction As Climate Change Helps Mosquitoes Expand Territory

Birds of Hawaii Face Threats Of Extinction As Climate Change Helps Mosquitoes Expand Territory

Some of Hawaii’s most beautiful birds will soon go extinct without intervention. Only a few dozen ‘akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi), live in the wild, and another 42 are in captivity. The species is confined to Kauai and one of Hawaii’s most endangered birds. The ‘akeke‘e (Loxops caeruleirostris) population is larger but also endangered, with just 600 […]

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