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What grasshoppers feed on

Anyone walking past a meadow on a mild summer evening is often exposed to an impressive concert. It is the grasshoppers, bush crickets and crickets that create a Mediterranean atmosphere with their chirping. The songs are usually those of males trying to attract females to mate with them. But they can also be rival songs when two males get too close to each other.

Climate change takes hold in North Carolina’s ghost forests – The Washington Post

As sea levels rise and storms become more intense, scientists are racing to study the rapid loss of trees and marshland along the Outer Banks Today at 10:00 a.m. EDT Loading… “Ghost forests” are found throughout the Alligator River National…

Scary Spring: Earlier Blooms Are A Sign Of Global Warming | Mint – Mint

The stirrings of spring-time show nature awakening, especially in temperate zones. Coaxed by warming air and stronger sunlight, flowers unfurl on cherry trees and eager green buds burst forth from horse chestnuts. A little hope returns, as bees buzz and…

Scary Spring: Earlier Blooms Are a Sign of Climate Change – HT Tech

Global warming isn’t just hard for humans and animals. It’s wreaking havoc on plants, too. The stirrings of springtime show nature awakening. Coaxed by warming air and stronger sunlight, flowers unfurl on cherry trees and eager green buds burst forth…

Global bird populations steadily declining

Staggering declines in bird populations are taking place around the world. So concludes a study from scientists at multiple institutions. Loss and degradation of natural habitats and direct overexploitation of many species are cited as the key threats to avian biodiversity. Climate change is identified as an emerging driver of bird population declines.

Time To Correct Or Cancel Mom’s Grocery Bag Disinformation

I don’t deliberately avoid organic foods or markets, but I don’t seek them out either. Claims that organic food tastes better or is more nutritious are not supported by evidence and certainly don’t justify the far higher prices. Mostly, I’m…

Siblicide: An Inextricable Behavior in Birds?

by Mike Fitz Watching unfiltered footage of wild animals on explore.org means that we’ll inevitably witness nature’s harsh realities. Bears strip the skin off of living salmon. Lions subdue zebras. A python snares an unsuspecting bird from its perch. Falcons…

Global Warming Causing Great Tit Birds to Hatch a Month Earlier – Newsweek

Global Warming Causing Great Tit Birds to Hatch a Month Earlier Global warming is causing great tits to hatch a month earlier than they did 75 years ago, a long-running study revealed. Scientists working on one of the longest studies…

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