Tag Archives: climate change

North Carolinian boats are now fishing off New Jersey’s coast

As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than 250 miles farther north than they did 20 years ago, while others catching a wide diversity of species have not changed fishing location, reported Talia Young, a postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton. (more…)

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The Rundown of Personal Effects of Current Climate Change

By Hannah Stevens

As with any global crisis, it can be difficult to pinpoint the personal effects of climate change on yourself as an individual. Most of us understand that the climate crisis is affecting the health of our planet, that natural resources are diminishing, and that climate change will negatively affect the quality of life of generations to come. However, the effects of climate change have been creeping into our daily lives and will continue to do so until more people become aware of the signs and create solutions for reducing or preventing its personal effects. (more…)

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Monitoring Bacteria on Whale Skin

Humpback microbiome linked to seasonal, environmental changes

Just like with humans, the skin on marine mammals serves as an important line of defense against pathogens in their environment. A new study sheds light on the skin microbiome—a group of microorganisms that live on skin—in healthy humpback whales, which could aid in future efforts to monitor their health.  (more…)

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The truth about cats’ and dogs’ environmental impact

UCLA researcher finds that feeding pets creates the equivalent of 64 million tons of carbon dioxide a year

With many Americans choosing to eat less meat in recent years, often to help reduce the environmental effect of meat production, UCLA geography professor Gregory Okin began to wonder how much feeding pets contributes to issues like climate change. (more…)

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Study finds climate change damages U.S. economy, increases inequality

Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, with the poorest third of U.S. counties projected to sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated, according to a new study published in the journal Science. (more…)

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Finding New Homes Won’t Help Emperor Penguins Cope with Climate Change

If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk.  But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by moving to new locations? (more…)

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