Yellowstone burning: big fires to hit world’s first national park annually by 2050 (Mongabay)
- Climate change is going to cause more big fires to hit Yellowstone.
- “A sudden increase in large fires—defined as over 200 hectares (500 acres)—by mid-century could shift the Yellowstone ecosystem from largely mature conifer forests to younger forests with open shrub and grasslands. “
A record breaking swim for a polar bear: 426 miles (Blue Chanel 24)
- The journey was equivalent to swimming from Washington D.C. to Boston and took the bear nine days.
- Her cub died on the journey.
- “In 2010, Arctic sea ice extent was the third lowest on record, part of a long-term trend of ice loss that will continue for decades to come.”
Blue Chanel 24 brings us the cradle to grave footprint of food (Blue Chanel 24)
- “If your family of four skips steak once a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for nearly three months.”
- Wasted food accounts for 1/5 of carbon emissions linked to meat and cheese.
Species of New York City that have been exposed to pollutants, invasive species, and habitat change show genetic mutations (The New York Times)
- Scientists are studying how urban pressures have been pushing evolutionary progress in New York Species.
- Fish like the tomcod in the Hudson River rapidly evolved to deal with PCB’s in the water, Bacteria are becoming drug resistant, and mice in one park are genetically different from mice in another – All due to urbanization.
Conservationists often witness unlikely species becoming companions (mother nature network)
- Mother nature network features a slideshow of photos and videos of theses adorable and humorous relationships.
- MNN asks: “Why can’t we all just get along?”
- Watch this video for a hilarious example of these funny relationships:
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