"Reindeer Will Feel Effects of Climate Change: Study"

"The heat is on for the world’s caribou with a new study warning the creatures could lose as much as 60 per cent of their range within 60 years."

"Caribou, often called reindeer, are among the most numerous and mysterious animals in Canada, but many herds are in decline.

And while it might be fun to think they can fly with Santa, the report says there will be no escaping the rising temperatures transforming their habitat.

'The changes will be worse in North America than in Europe,' said Steeve Cote, a caribou expert at Laval University. He led the international study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change."

Margaret Munro reports for Postmedia News December 15, 2013.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013