Posts For July, 2017


Do liquid-fed pigs require extra water?

In theory, pigs do not require a separate source of water given that their true requirements for water are satisfied through the daily allotment of liquid feed. Source: Pig Welfare

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Science Bulletins: PETM - Unearthing Ancient Climate Change

Fifty-five million years ago, a sudden, enormous influx of carbonflooded the ocean and atmosphere for reasons that are still unclear toscientists. What is clear is that as atmospheric CO2 content increased,the average global ...


Climate Change: Inside View

Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and its collaborating institutions discuss their research on the climate change crisis in this video companion to the new exhibition Climate Change: The Threat to ...


Science Bulletins: The Ecology of Climate Change

The boreal forest, which stretches across northern latitudes just south of the Arctic Circle, is a key region for studying climate changeand not just the impacts. Follow ecologists into Alaska’s boreal forest to ...


Science Bulletins: Potato BiodiversityEnsuring the Future

Farmers in the Andes use biodiversity as insurance. The potato, a plant native to the area that is now the world’s fourth most important staple crop, is still locally grown in thousands of ...


Science Bulletins: Arctic Sea IceThe New Normal

As climate change progresses, the seasonal ice covering the Arctic Ocean is becoming not only less extensive but also much younger and thinner. Watch recent, dramatic changes in sea ice in this data ...


Science Bulletins: Lake Mead: Empty by 2021?

Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have analyzed the current and predicted “water budget”the amount of water going in and coming outof Lakes Mead and Powell, critical reservoirs along the Colorado River. ...


Science Bulletins: Storing CO2 to Protect the Climate

What are humans to do with the billions of tons of carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere? Since 1996, an experiment in the North Sea has been injecting millions of tons of ...


Science Bulletins: Lemurs of MadagascarSurviving on an Island of Change

On the world’s fourth largest island, and virtually nowhere else, lives an entire “infraorder” of primates: the three dozen or so lemur species. But Madagascar has radically transformed since another primatehumansarrived two thousand ...


Our Earths Future - A Conversation about Climate Change

On December 1, we’re opening the doors of our online classroom and inviting you to join us for a Google+ Hangout event: Our Earths FutureA Conversation about Climate part of the curriculum in ...


Climate Change in the Marshall Islands

Climate change may seem far away in some parts of the world, but for Pacific Islanders, its effects are very real. In August 2016, anthropologist Jennifer Newell led a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition ...


Science Bulletins: Beetle Outbreaks and Climate Change

Scientists in western Canada have long been tracking the extent of the mountain pine beetle. This native insect kills weak and old lodgepole pine trees, thus promoting healthy growth of young forests. In ...