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…

Arctic Light Pollution and its Effect on Marine Life

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com According to National Geographic, research by biologist Geir Johnsen indicates that Arctic light pollution is one of the leading causes of endangered marine species. What is Polar Night? During the midwinter, the Arctic Circle sky is a dark path blind to human eyes. As the Earth tilts,…

How Deforestation Drastically Harms Tropical Forest Animals

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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…

Today’s Species Extinction Crisis

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com The world is currently undergoing a major species extinction crisis. The risk of extinction has increased like never before. An international panel recently released a report revealing that one million species are at risk for extinction due to human activities. The panel, the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy…

23 Facts on Species Extinction: The Most Endangered Animals

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(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…

Trees: The Key to Fighting Climate Change

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com We can’t escape the warning signs. Temperatures are climbing. The world’s ice caps are melting. More and more animals are projected to go extinct soon. We’re running out of time to resolve the climate change problem. Recent research, however, shows that there is some hope to…

How to Protect the Amazon Rainforest

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com When people think of the Amazon, they imagine the largest rainforest in the world. The name conjures up images of acres of brilliant green, exotic species of animals, and trees alive with the sounds of birds and insects. What many don’t imagine is the once-beautiful landscape…