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Global Warming To Impact The Tropics Sooner Than You Think
2013-10-10 04:21:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Unless greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized, the average location on Earth will experience a radically different climate by the year 2047, experts from the University of Hawaii, Manoa claim in research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature. In the study, lead author Camilo Mora and colleagues from the university’s Department of Geography report that ecological and societal disruptions by modern global...

2013-07-10 12:04:22

A new study has shed light on the potential of birds to survive in the face of climate change. In the analysis, based on more than fifty years' detailed study of a population of great tits near Oxford, UK, a team of scientists were able to make predictions about how the birds could cope with a changing climate in the future. They found that for small, short-lived birds like the great tit, evolution can work fast enough for genetic adaptation to keep pace with a changing environment. However,...

Climate Change Is Having Major Impact On Biodiversity
2012-12-20 14:38:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Global warming is causing plant and animal species to alter their geographic ranges and the timing of key life events such as migrating, flowering, or laying eggs -- a shift that could adversely impact biodiversity as well as ecosystems, a new government report has revealed. The range and timing-related changes are occurring faster now that they were just a few years ago, report the authors of "Impacts of Climate Change on...

How Does Climate Change Affect Animals?
2012-08-19 06:57:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As part of an effort to better understand and predict how animals will respond to changing environmental conditions associated with global warming, researchers at the University of California-Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have published a pair of studies investigating why some species move in response to climate change and where they go. According to Sarah Yang of the school's media relations department, the first study, published August...

Species Interactions Could Be Affected By Global Warming
2012-06-23 09:06:42

Yale and University of Connecticut researchers report that more extinctions will take place due to global warming should "scientists fail to account for interactions among species in their models." According to Phoebe Zarnetske, primary author and postdoctoral fellow at Yale´s School of forestry & Environmental Studies department, “Currently, most models predicting the effects of climate change treat species separately and focus only on climatic and environmental drivers."...

Image 1 - Spring Advancing Faster Than Experiments Suggest
2012-05-03 03:48:22

Plants are leafing out and flowering sooner each year than predicted by results from controlled environmental warming experiments, according to data from a major new archive of historical observations assembled with the help of a NASA researcher. Researchers use experiments that manipulate the temperature of the environment surrounding small plots of plants to gauge how specific plants will react to higher temperatures. The observed plant responses can then be incorporated into models that...

2012-05-02 21:00:36

Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study from an international research team. The study is the first comprehensive effort to directly compare the impacts of biological diversity loss to the anticipated effects of a host of other human-caused environmental changes. The results highlight the need for stronger local, national and international efforts to protect...

2012-02-21 11:32:21

To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past. "Environmental change is altering the composition and function of ecological communities," says the Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment in the University of Wisconsin—Madison geography department. Williams also directs the Center for Climatic Research in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. On Monday, Feb. 20, Williams is speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association of...

Image 1 - Climate Change Could Create Big Ecosystem Changes
2011-12-15 04:37:38

By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type - such as forest, grassland or tundra - toward another, according to a new NASA and university computer modeling study. Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., investigated how Earth's plant life...

2011-12-05 11:07:44

The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of climate change between now and 2100 because the climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt, according to a newly published study by Indiana University researchers. The study, which focuses on North American rattlesnakes, finds that the rate of future change in suitable habitat will be two to three orders of magnitude greater than the average change over the past 300 millennia,...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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