Murmuration of Starlings

Murmuration of Starlings Murmuration refers to swarming of hundreds of thousands, of starlings flying in a coordinated manner in sky.  These videos of the starlings murmuration are really mesmerizing.  George F. Young of Princeton University did research and found that starlings pay attention seven of their neighbors in the flock, regardless of flock density to be able …

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Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox The arctic fox survives cold temperatures as low as –58°F in the Arctic.  Their staple food is lemmings but they are not too picky and will eat whatever is available.  This video shows how the arctic fox jumps up and dives head first into the snow looking for lemmings.  Looks painful but it does …

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New study about Dust on Snow Controls Springtime River Rise in West

According to studies publications from the journal Geophysical Research from the University of Utah, University of Colorado, and University of California, Santa Barbara. "They found that when it's clean, the rise to the peak streamflow is slower, and generally you get a smaller peak." Painter said. "When the snowpack is really dusty, water just blasts …

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The Arctic Report Card

Jeremy Mathis, NOAA Arctic Research Program he said in," The Arctic Report Card". The Arctic is like a refrigerator whose door has been left open and cold is spilling out cascading throughout the norther hemisphere. The average surface air temperature for the year ending September 2017 is the 2nd warmest since 1900; however, cooler spring …

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New regulations set to cost Alberta’s large carbon emitters upwards of $1.2 billion a year — Financial Post

CALGARY — Large carbon emitters in Alberta are expected to pay upwards of $1.2 billion a year in levies by 2020 under updated regulations announced Wednesday. The government, however, said its plan includes a phase-in period and significant funding assistance to make it easier for industry to adapt to the new regime, while offsets and… via …

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The Secret Lives of Plants

Scientists plan to develop a three-dimensional map of Earth's vegetation. By knowing the extent of forests from existing maps, as well as the heights of the canopy from the new instruments, researchers will then be able to estimate how much plant matter -- and therefore how much carbon -- is present. As trees grow, they …

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