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Reindeer Counteract Effects Of Climate Warming
2014-02-18 16:09:12

Umeå University One of the consequences of a warmer climate can be that lowland and southern plants migrate higher up in the mountains. Ecologist Elina Kaarlejärvi shows in her thesis that reindeer, voles and hare can prevent these invasions. The public defense will take place at Umeå University, 21st of February. Elina Kaarljeärvi concludes that climate warming does not always automatically lead to increased plant biomass, invasions of new species and shrubification in tundra,...

Arctic Biome Under Extreme Threat From A Changing Climate
2014-02-14 10:55:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Arctic as we know it may not exist as climate change is threatening the polar biome’s unique biodiversity and landscape, according to a new report from a large international team of scientists. Conducted by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) under the Arctic Council, an international forum of Arctic nations, the new study found that climate change could shrink Arctic ecosystems, as advancing changes move north and...

2014-02-03 16:20:54

Lexus up about 9 percent; All-new Highlander and RAV4 post double-digit gains in January TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January 2014 sales results of 146,365 units, a decrease of 7.2 percent from January 2013 on both a daily selling rate (DSR) and raw-volume basis. Toyota division posted January 2014 sales of 128,728 units, down 9 percent year-over-year on both a DSR and raw-volume basis. "January was off to a solid start,...

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...

Arctic Seafloor Releases Double Previous Estimates Of Methane
2013-11-26 07:19:53

University of Alaska Fairbanks The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published in the Nov. 24 edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. The East Siberian Arctic Shelf is venting at least 17 teragrams of the methane into the atmosphere each year. A teragram is equal to 1 million tons. “It is now on par with the methane being released from the arctic tundra, which is...

Arctic Tunda May Add To Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2013-10-10 13:11:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Arctic tundra is often thought of as a barren wasteland that has no direct bearing on global events. However, a team of Scandinavian scientists is warning that the tundra could be a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions if temperatures in the Arctic continue to rise. "The soil below the tundra contains very large quantities of carbon – more than twice as much as is present in the planet's entire atmosphere,”...

2013-09-30 12:21:51

2014 Tundra ready to take on all competitors NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toyota's reputation for building outstanding, reliable and fuel-efficient sedans and compact cars is nearly bulletproof. Few automakers have had such a stranglehold on a segment as Toyota has had with vehicles like the Toyota Camry and Corolla. Toyota also is one of the most dynamic automotive manufacturers around, evidenced by the continual development and improvement of the Toyota...

2013-09-26 20:20:24

Toyota Dealership near Chicago, IL Receives Inventory Just in Time for Winter Months CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The increased popularity of full-size trucks creates a demanding market; one company that has risen to the occasion is Toyota with the 2014 Toyota Tundra near Chicago, IL. Keeping up with truck producers such as Ford, Chevy, and Dodge is no easy task, as new advancements and industry firsts seem to be claimed every day. Yet Toyota remains humble and...

2013-09-20 08:20:35

New Marketing Campaign Demonstrates Redesigned Vehicle's Capabilities to Improve Life of Entire Family TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pickup truck drivers can build what matters most--not just "things," but more importantly, family, community, character and legacy--with the redesigned third-generation Toyota Tundra. An integrated marketing campaign, developed in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi LA, will encourage them to do exactly that. On Sunday,...

Surprising Resilience Shown By Alaska Tundra After Unprecedented Fire
2013-08-30 09:20:21

Institute of Arctic Biology Despite the size and severity of the massive 2007 Anaktuvuk River fire on Alaska’s North Slope, much of the arctic vegetation has recovered and the tundra is likely to return to its pre-fire condition according to University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Syndonia “Donie” Bret-Harte and colleagues in a recent scientific paper. In April 2007, a wall of smoke was visible 23 miles south of the fire at the UAF Institute of Arctic Biology Toolik Field Station...


Latest Tundra Reference Libraries

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

Antarctica
2013-02-18 10:15:24

Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...

Reindeer Moss, Cladonia rangiferina
2005-06-02 10:18:18

Reindeer moss is a moss belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. It grows in both temperate and cold climate areas. It has had great economical importance, since it is the main fodder for reindeers. It can also be used in the making of aquavit and is sometimes used as decoration in glass windows. Reindeer moss is actually another name for reindeer lichen. This lichen is found in the Alpine tundra and can survive in the cold. Image Caption: Reindeer Moss photographed in White Oak Mountain,...

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