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Global Warming, Development Could Bring Vampire Bats to Florida – WMFE

Vampire bats could soon make their way into the United States from Mexico due to climate change and development, scientists say. The possibility of a migration is concerning federal agriculture officials because the bats like to feast on the blood…

Global Warming, Development Could Bring Vampire Bats to Florida – WUSF News

Vampire bats could soon make their way into the United States from Mexico due to climate change and development, scientists say. The possibility of a migration is concerning federal agriculture officials because the bats like to feast on the blood…

Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

Warmer ocean temperatures may decrease Saharan dust crossing the Atlantic

Every year millions of tons of dust from the Sahara Desert are swirled up into the atmosphere and carried across the Atlantic. Research suggests that, as the climate changes, Saharan dust transport will decrease.

Climate change impacts conservation sites across the Americas

(Durham University) New research, led by Durham University and published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, investigates the impacts of potential climate change scenarios on the network of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) across the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Climate Summit ‘Last Chance’ for Brazil to Show Leadership on Global Warming – InsideClimate News

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden’s climate summit of 40 world leaders this week will be Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s “last chance” to restore Washington’s confidence in Brazil’s commitment to taking action to fight climate change, the U.S. ambassador to Brazil has warned….

Tarantula’s ubiquity traced back to the cretaceous

(Carnegie Mellon University) Tarantulas are among the most notorious spiders, due in part to their size, vibrant colors and prevalence throughout the world. But one thing most people don’t know is that tarantulas are homebodies. Females and their young rarely leave their burrows and only mature males will wander to seek out a mate. How then did such a sedentary spider come to inhabit six out of seven continents?

Microorganisms on the Rio Grande Rise are a basis for life and a possible origin of metals

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Researchers conducted the first large-scale survey of the microbiota present in the seamount’s ferromanganese crusts, describing bacteria and archaea involved in the nutrient cycle and formation of metals. Brazil has mineral exploration rights to the Rise, but mining there will have a major environmental impact.

A Damaged Amazon Rainforest Is A Net-Contributor To Global Warming – Intelligent Living

Rainforests help offset emissions from fossil fuel burning because they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In recent years, scientists have been worried that deforestation, drought, carbon emissions, and rising temperatures reduce the world’s rainforests’ capacity to absorb CO2 –…