Tag: climate change

Urbanization: Good for Pests, Bad for Trees

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an assistant professor of entomology at NC State.The post first appeared on Frank’s blog, Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. My wife is from a neighborhood outside Baltimore called Lawyers Hill. This is where, in the 18th century, lawyers (and I assume doctors and other

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Farmers Skeptical About Validity of Climate Change

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

The recently released National Climate Assessment, reported by a team of 300 experts, including a panel from the National Academy of Sciences, asserts that climate change is already impacting the United States, and that the warming of the past 50 years is “primarily due to human-induced emissions of heat-trapping gases.” Ask American farmers about climate

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Winds of (Climate) Change

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

In a climate-change paradox, plants and animals are forced to make difficult choices. Changes in climate can force plants and animals out of their homes in protected areas – like state and national parks and other conserved areas – and into areas where they are less apt to survive. As these plants and animals chase

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