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Two Chipmunk species' stress response shed light on animals and climate change | Short Wave

Two Chipmunk species' stress response shed light on animals and climate change | Short Wave

Kwasi Wresnford describes the subjects of his research as “elfin”: skittish little squirrel-cousins with angular faces, pointy ears and narrow, furry tails. He studies two species in particular: the Alpine chipmunk and the Lodgepole chipmunk. As the climate warms, these two chipmunks have developed different ways of coping. The Alpine …

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Rapid Climate Change, Megadrought Putting Historic Stress On Grand Canyon's Ecosystem

Rapid Climate Change, Megadrought Putting Historic Stress On Grand Canyon's Ecosystem

The decades-long megadrought in the West is taking a toll on the Grand Canyon, shrinking the Colorado River by 20% and impacting fishing and farming industries. NBC News’ Steve Patterson explains how the canyon’s problems will affect nearly 40 million people living in the region. » Subscribe to NBC News: …

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With Temperatures Rising, Can Animals Survive the Heat Stress?

With Temperatures Rising, Can Animals Survive the Heat Stress?

[ad_1] In the early 20th century, pioneering naturalist Joseph Grinnell and his team studied the flora and fauna of California, conducting meticulous surveys across large swaths of the state, including the Mojave Desert. They collected 100,000 specimens and took 74,000 pages of field notes, creating an invaluable baseline against which …

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