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Climate Change Is Killing Butterflies in the American West

Butterflies play essential role in pollinating wild plants and crops. Which makes a new study published in Science on Thursday such bad news. It shows the climate crisis is posing an existential threat to their survival, particularly in the American West.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Citizen Science, Habitat, Conservation Biology, Effects Of Climate Change, West Read, Monarch Butterfly Migration, Philosophy Of Biology, Physical Geography, Climate Variability And Change, Matthew Forister, Environment And Environmental Sciences


Extreme Rainfall Has Been Linked With Low Birth Weight in Babies

Increasing extreme weather events is wreaking havoc across the globe, and may be harming the health of newborn babies in some of the world’s most remote and vulnerable populations. New research published Monday in Nature Sustainability finds a strong link between extreme rainfall events in the Amazon, which have been …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Childhood, Science, Environment, Amazon Rainforest, Midwifery, Amazon River, Effects Of Climate Change, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Continents, Physical Geography, Health Medical Pharma, Birth Weight, Preterm Birth, Human Weight


A Huge Red Flag Just Popped Up in a Little-Studied Region of Antarctica

Glaciers in Antarctica are turning the concept of “glacial pace” on its head. A new study of a little-observed area on the continent finds that rising heat is making ice streams flow faster, which has worrisome consequences for sea level rise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sea Level Rise, Antarctica, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Effects Of Climate Change, Ice Shelf, Glaciology, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Retreat Of Glaciers Since, Climate Variability And Change, Getz Ice Shelf, Heather Selley


A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse

The ocean may have less time than we thought before massive, irreversible shifts take place. A new study finds that a crucial ocean system may reach its “tipping point” sooner than predicted if the rate of climate change continues at a breakneck pace.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Climatology, Earth Sciences, Effects Of Climate Change, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Physical Geography, Physical Oceanography, Climate Variability And Change, Chemical Oceanography, Abrupt Climate Change, Tipping Points In The Climate System, Thermohaline Circulation


Climate Change Is Creating a Nightmare for Allergy Sufferers

A new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that climate change is already making people’s lives worse, this time for those allergic to pollen. The findings indicate show pollen season in North America has gotten measurably longer and that pollen has become more plentiful over the past three decades, due in part…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, North America, Effects Of Climate Change, Pollen, Ragweed, Medical Specialties, Allergology, Climate Variability And Change, Allergic Rhinitis


This Giant Ice Cube Represents How Much Ice We're Losing Every Year

We talk about ice a lot here on Earther—or more specifically, the growing absence of it. A new study puts what’s happening to the planet in striking perspective. While I can tell you the results show 1.2 trillion tons of ice disappeared every year since 1994, it’s a lot easier to grasp as a visual.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ice, Sea Ice, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Effects Of Climate Change, Ice Shelf, Glaciology, Cryosphere, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Retreat Of Glaciers Since


Over 700 North American bee species are heading towards extinction

Life without honeybees would be less than sweet - it'd mean a lot fewer fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. But honeybees aren't the only bees we need to worry about. The future of many Native North American and Hawaiian bee species is also in peril: a new study found that more than half of the region's native bee species are declining, and nearly one in four native bee species is imperiled and at risk for extinction. Image © Dominik Scythe via Unsplash A new report by the Center for Biologic...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, Animals, Study, Environment, Bees, United States, Agriculture, Nature/environment, Environmental Destruction, Declining Bee Populations, Bee Populations, JENNA LEE, Center for Biological Diversity, Effects Of Climate Change


The mystery behind mass sperm whale deaths in Europe

Embed from Getty Images YORK, United Kingdom — NORMALLY TRANQUIL AND WINDSWEPT BEACHES across northern Europe were converted into cetacean graveyards this winter, as sperm whale after sperm whale kept stranding itself. From January to early February, 30 of the magnificent creatures died on the coasts of the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and northern France, all “bachelor” or juvenile males. For now the stranding appears to have ceased, yet scientists are hardly any clearer on what caused...
Tags: Europe, UK, Mexico, France, Germany, India, Atlantic, Netherlands, North Sea, All, Atlantic Ocean, GlobalPost, UK Germany, Effects Of Climate Change, Beached Sperm Whales, sperm whale deaths in Europe


WATCH: climate change just turned Bolivia’s second largest lake into a desert

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube BOLIVIA’S SECOND-LARGEST LAKE, Lake Poopó, was officially pronounced evaporated in December 2015. Poopó once flourished with a 16-foot maximum depth and an area twice the size of Los Angeles (380 square miles), but today it exists at just 2 percent of its water level. Scientists believe El Niño is mainly to blame for the evaporation — combined with Poopó’s tributaries being diverted into the mining and agriculture indus...
Tags: Climate Change, Los Angeles, El Nino, Bolivia, All, Lake Poopó, Dirk Hoffman, Poopo, Global Climate Change, Effects Of Climate Change, LAKE Lake Poopó