Researchers say several new varieties of “heat-beater” beans—developed as crosses between common beans and the tepary bean grown for centuries in Mexico and the Southwest—could survive the effects of climate change. More from CGIAR.
Climate News Network reports this week on the threats that Borneo’s mammals face due to climate change and deforestation. More than half of all Borneo mammal species could lose a third of their habitat by 2080. But there’s even more to the story, not reported in this particular piece. As forests and mammals disappear, so […]
Federal regulators canceled the Maine commercial shrimp season for the second year in a row, citing declining populations and warmer waters, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. More here.
New research from Durham University examines the possible connections between climate change and smaller size/weight loss among Alpine Chamois mountain goats in the past 30 years. Many other studies have shown climate change affects the amount of food available to wild animals. But in this case, researchers speculate goats are behaving differently – resting more […]
In Brazil, some ranchers are switching from cattle raising to palm oil cultivation, posing new threats to the Amazon rainforest, according to a new Datu Research/Environmental Defense Fund report. Story via Climate News Network.