What Antarctic Ice Shelves Can Tell Us About Global Warming

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Over the last three decades, the Antarctic Peninsula has undergone immense change. Researchers attribute this to both atmospheric and oceanic warming. One large effect of this is the collapse of the Larsen A Ice Shelf in 1995 followed by the break up of Larsen B seven years later.…

Arctic Wildlife’s Fight Against Climate Change

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com A recent study conducted by scientists from the University of Oxford has suggested an alternative approach to combating climate change in the Arctic: an increase in the populations of bison, reindeer, and wild horses throughout the grazing lands. The effects this rehabilitation would have on the Arctic…

A Decline in North America’s Bird Populations

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Given the magnitude of today’s environmental issues, there are an array of subjects that fall under the scope of “at risk.” Few things are more of an indicator of a depleting environment than the decline of a species. With how much of an emphasis we place…

Helping Hummingbirds During the Colder Months

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com With climate change causing increasingly dramatic shifts in temperature during the winter season, the natural ebb and flow of our environment is, at times, thrown for a loop. With that said, many migratory bird species and their preferred conditions are being disrupted. Many hummingbird species, specifically,…

How Deforestation Drastically Harms Tropical Forest Animals

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Deforestation is a well-known environmental issue that affects both animals and the climate. It is a term that applies to the clearing or removal of an entire forest or group of trees, either artificially or due to natural disasters, thereby rendering the land non-usable from a forestry…

Climate Change’s Effect on Marine Mammals

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Back in 2002, researchers discovered a deadly virus among European harbor seals located in the North Atlantic Ocean. This eventually spread to sea lions, seals, and otters living in the North Pacific Ocean. Scientists eventually found that this was phocine distemper virus, which specifically targets marine mammals’ nervous…

Pray For Rain!

And pray for the firefighters! More than 2 dozen people and 1 billion birds and animals have perished in the Australian wildfires. Thousands of homes and acres of land have been destroyed. If you can, please donate to the charity of your choice. Every little bit helps. Photo credit: skeeze from pixabay

23 Facts on Species Extinction: The Most Endangered Animals

Originally posted on Lifenvi:
(Malayan Tiger | Photo: Houston Zoo) Humans are the biggest threats to any other species on Earth. And that what makes some of them endangered, especially extinct. Human activities-related causes such as poaching, habitat destruction and degradation, the introduction of non-native species, over-exploitation, pollution, disease, and many others do harm other…

20 Acts on Climate Change: The Way We Eat

Originally posted on Lifenvi:
(Photo: Edgar Castrejon/Unsplash) Eating is an essential human activity. The food sector includes food process from preparation, consumption to waste and agricultural production of crops and livestock. Crop and livestock contributes about 1/8 of anthropogenic emissions. Industrialized agriculture is responsible for 15% of global carbon emissions. It uses 24% of the…