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Warming Trends: Climate Insomnia, the Decline of Alpine Bumblebees and Cycling like the Dutch and the Danes – InsideClimate News

SCIENCE A Sleep Stressor That Never Fades Away Almost 70 percent of Americans have struggled to fall asleep or stay asleep because of anxieties around climate change and environmental issues, a recent survey found.  The issue seems to be more…

Climate change may cause bees to grow lopsided wings, scientists say – The Washington Post

Listen 5 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article The plight of the bumblebee has been well documented. In recent years, researchers and advocates have reported worrying population declines across North America and Europe as climate change menaces the…

How Climate Change Is Leaving Some Species with ‘Nowhere Left to Go’ – Scientific American

For millennia, many animals and plants have coped with occasional climate changes by moving into new areas. But humans’ relatively recent burning of fossil fuels is pushing global temperatures upward at an exceptionally rapid rate, placing many species on what…

Save the bees & go solar – Environment Maine

This week we experienced the longest day of the year. As the sun reached its farthest point on the horizon, it showered half of the world in the year’s fullest light. This week also marks Pollinator Week, an annual celebration…

Siberia’s tundra could soon disappear, scientists warn – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load What comes to mind when you think of Siberia? If you associate a vast tundra with the massive northeastern region in Russia, you’re not alone. Across nearly 2,500 miles of unbroken wilderness, the Arctic tundra…

Climate change driving evolution so fast that animals are changing in weeks – iNews

Extreme climate change is driving evolution in animals so fast that it is creating distinct changes that can be measured in a matter of weeks, according to a leading biologist. From Caribbean lizards growing larger toe pads to grip trees…

Bees Actually Bite Plants to Make Them Flower Early – Surprising Scientists

Despite their name, there’s no bumbling in a bumblebee’s movements. They are busy surveying your yard for the tastiest and richest supplies of nectar and pollen. They’re also biting tiny chunks out of leaves as they go along, but are neither ingesting nor bringing the leaf fragments back to the hive. Instead, like so many […]

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WWF report highlights four UK species at risk from global warming – Holyrood

A new report has set out the impact of climate change on wildlife in the UK, warning each half a degree difference brings additional pressures.  The WWF report looked at 12 species around the world, including four which are present…

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