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Climate Change A Real Threat To Reindeer And Caribou
2013-12-16 04:37:18

[ Watch the Video: Are Caribou Safe From Climate Change? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Nature Climate Change say that climate change is endangering global reindeer and caribou habitats. The new study suggests there are a lot of similarities between reindeer, which thrive in Northern Europe and Asia, and caribou, which live in North America. Not only does this new research show similarities between these two animals that were...

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2009-06-11 09:05:00

Reindeer and caribou populations are declining around the world, from Alaska and Canada, to Greenland, Scandinavia and Russia. The iconic deer is incredibly important to indigenous groups in the north. However, it is growing trickier for the deer to live in a world growing hotter from climate change and changed by industrial development. Reindeer and caribou all belong to the same species, Rangier tarandus. Caribou live in Canada, Alaska and Greenland, while reindeer live in Russia, Norway,...

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2009-04-10 06:36:46

The woodland caribou of Canada may see a shriveling of size in its 36,000 population within the next century, while other animals in areas of heavy energy production and logging face greater risk, a major report indicated on Thursday, Reuters accounted.  The report was accepted by the Conservative government last June but did not publicize its findings until now.  Concerned conservationists believe the document is lacking details and requires more in-depth study. ...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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