Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

Chasing After The Elusive Narwhal : NPR Checks in with Kristin Laidre

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

NPR’s piece on Dr Kristin Laidre really brings home the difficulties inherent in studying narwhals, from the harsh conditions at the top of the world to the slippery nature of the creatures themselves. Visit NPR’s website to listen to the feature or read a written version of the piece. And blog readers in the States should be sure to listen to today’s Morning Edition for a follow up piece on the Inuit hunters assisting Dr. Laidre with her research. That piece should also be available online any time after 9:00 AM EST today…Read more.

New England Aquarium Brings Global Warming Home

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

The effects of global warming can sometimes seem terribly remote. In an attempt to bring the day-to-day impact home, the New England Aquarium has created a program wherein visitors to the museum can use their cellphones to get a new perspective on climate change… Read more.

Polar bears on thinner ice: Environmental Health News

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Declining sea ice is having a negative effect on the diets of Polar Bears, causing them to consume foodstuffs higher in pollutants… Read more.