Climate Change Wiping out Female Reptiles

No, its not a battle of the sexes, but instead a reaction of reptiles to warmer climes.  The sex of most reptiles is determined in the nest.  You see, temperatures vary depending on when an egg is laid and what position it takes up in the nest.  Those that stay...

Open Water at the North Pole?!

“It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year,” reads the first line of an article published today in the Independent (by Steve Connor).  The chances of all ice at the...

Listen to the Bees

A bit of interesting news on bees has popped up this week.  Maybe its because summer is just around the corner, and everyone is thinking about pesky bee stings?  More likely its because bee populations are declining, and since they play such a vital role in the...

Fish Help Coral Survive in Warming Seas

New research is showing how the diverse, beautiful and fragile reef ecosystem functions resiliently in the warming oceans – caused by global climate change.  Researchers, specifically in the Great Barrier Reef region of Australia, are studying specific fish that...

The World’s Biggest Sandbox at Work

Lured by promises of epic sandstorms, researchers have taken to the high seas.  What are they researching you ask?  Well…turns out that dust storms carry sand from the world’s deserts into the oceans where nutrients from the sand fuel plant growth. ...
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