Wildlife

The Coral Reefs You Never Heard of, in Path of Trump's Drilling Plan

"One of the planet's most unique coral reef systems happens to be nestled in one of the world's most active oil and gas production areas. And for a decade, federal agencies and outside experts have studied how to better protect this fragile marvel, the only national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/22/2017

"Shifting Spring Weather Is Messing With Birds' Delicate Clocks"

"Timing is everything for migratory songbirds chirping away in North America's trees. If they arrive too late, they'll get only the scraps of spring's insect buffet. Plus, the best nesting spots and mates will be taken, leaving them with lackluster prospects for making baby birds. Arrive too early, and they'll face a hostile winter chill."

Source: Mashable, 05/17/2017

Moose-Killing Tick Threat Looms As Far-North Climate Warms

"A small but dangerous parasite, the winter tick, is spreading north and west as winters become shorter and now is knocking at Alaska's border. The winter tick, which has already devastated moose populations in New England and the upper Midwest, has been confirmed in Canada's Yukon Territory and in the Northwest Territories, where it's infecting elk, mule deer and some moose."

Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 05/09/2017

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