Bad news for Santa: Reindeer populations decline as the world’s climate warms

January 7, 2015 by  
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A new study finds that reindeer populations are on the decline, due in part to climate change . This makes bad news not only for Santa, but for all of us, as the grazing habits of reindeer actually help keep earth’s climate in balance and fewer reindeer in the world may contribute to global warming. The study, published this month in the Journal for Nature Conservation , documents the marked decline of China’s reindeer population—a reduction of over 25% since the 1970s. Read the rest of Bad news for Santa: Reindeer populations decline as the world’s climate warms Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , Climate Change , effects of climate change , environmental destruction , global warming , habitat loss , reindeer , reindeer populations decline

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Cleaning Your Tap Water of Toxins Has Toxic Consequences

January 10, 2011 by  
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Photo courtesy mrhayata via flickr and Creative Commons license. This recent NPR story headline, “Chlorine Substitutes in Water May Have Risks,” is pretty low-key, considering that the message it delivers is fairly alarming. Since the 1970s, water managers have realized that their all-time favorite disinfectant, chlorine (you know, the stuff that comes in those iconic Chlorox jugs) has some serious down sides, mainly in the form of carcinogenic byproducts.

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Witches Use Natural Products to Put a Hex on Politicians

January 10, 2011 by  
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Photo: allvoice If you are a Romanian politician, don’t mess with the witches.

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Endangered Galapagos Penguins Get New Homes

October 28, 2010 by  
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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Since the 1970s, the population of Galapagos penguins —the only penguin species to reside in the northern hemisphere—has decreased by more than 50 percent . Habitat loss and competition from invasive species are thought to be the two drivers of this decline—which, if left unchecked, is expected to lead to extinction before the end of the century.

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How Will the BP Oil Spill Affect Critically Endangered Bluefin Tuna?

May 3, 2010 by  
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Photo: NOAA Potentially Serious Long-Term Impacts The Gulf of Mexico, where a massive oil spill is taking place right now, is also the spawning ground for the critically endangered (according to the IUCN Red List) bluefin tuna. Stocks have already fallen about 90% since the 1970s, and they could fall even closer to extinction because of this catastrophe. Indeed, the location of the spill and the timing are particularly bad for the bluefin tuna…..

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Is The BP Spill Big Enough To Resuscitate The Environmental Movement?

May 3, 2010 by  
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The Blue Marble from Apollo 17, taken on December 7, 1972 Image credit: NASA, Earth Observatory Floating residues from the ongoing BP oil ‘blowout’ in the Gulf are expansive enough to be easily visible from space. Satellite photos of oil on salt water may even impact the politics of environment in the USA, just as did NASA’s first photos of the Blue Planet two years after the first Earth Day, helping inspire Congress to pass major pieces of environmental legislation

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Sea Shepherd Begins ‘Operation Blue Rage’ – Sails to Protect Endangered Bluefin Tuna in Mediterranean

May 3, 2010 by  
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photo: Sea Shepherd Fresh off success harassing Japan’s whaling fleet in Antarctic waters, members of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have just sailed from New York in the Steve Irwin and are en route to the Mediterranean to undertake Operation Blue Rage .

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