Archive | March, 2015

Global warming weakens ocean currents and harms fish

Global warming melts polar ice, which slows down ocean currents, and cools Europe,  heats Africa, and reduces fish stocks, according to a new article.

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Spring & Snow, Elk & Frogs

Today sleet and graupel, yesterday daffodils and crocuses.  Last Saturday, a herd of 50 elk stampeded past me while I was hiking in the foothills.  The ground seemed to shake. I never have heard before the sound of a herd stampeding.   We found turkey tracks in the snow patches while we postholed thru remnants […]

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Forests threatened by global warming

Warmer temperatures and droughts may lead to trees drying out faster than they can suck up water. According to an article in Rolling Stone, drought stressed trees have less sap to use to defend themselves from insects.  They are also more vulnerable to  wildfires.  Instead of live tress absorbing carbon, dead trees may release carbon. […]

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