Articles About Ecosystems

Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
11.02.2011

As Weather Warms, Some Animals and Plants Get Smaller

Whether it’s the polar bear or the petite house sparrow, many of Earth’s species seem to be shrinking in size, a new study reports; its authors believe that is likely a result of global warming.  Other experts disagree, noting that the conclusion goes too far, and that global warming should not be blamed for what […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
08.10.2011

Temperatures Rising in America’s Freshwater Lakes

The waters of the Great Lakes are warmer than usual this year, prompting scientists to worry that this may not be a good thing.  All five Great Lakes have been at or near record-high temperatures compared with the 30 years when such measurements have been taken.  The bad news is that there’s still a month remaining […]

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