December 17, 2013

Are Caribou Safe From Climate Change?

A new study from the University of Calgary says that climate change is endangering global reindeer and caribou habitats. The study found that North America’s caribous are remarkably similar to Northern Europe and Asia’s reindeer and that climate change is having the same effect on each. Global warming is destroying lichen-rich habitats necessary for caribou to thrive. But the interesting find was how DNA analysis showed just how similar these two groups were despite their many assumed differences.

[ Read the Article: Caribou And Reindeer Threatened And Shaped By Climate Change ]

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