Environmental

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Wolves eat larger prey in warm times
Posted on 25 Jul 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, an effective method for assessing the occurrence of global warming is to examine the multitude of micro-effect studies. While these do not usually indicate rates of change, they help to provide substantial credence to the actuality... Read More

Black Bear hibernation slows metabolic rate more than body temperature alone can explain
Posted on 23 Apr 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

During Alaskan winters, monitored Black Bears dropped their temperatures only a modest 5.5 degrees Celsius on average. Using a standard physiologist's calculation, such a temperature drop should yield a 65% slower metabolism. But measurements demonstrate... Read More