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A North Atlantic Mystery: Case of the Missing Whales by Rebecca Kessler: Yale Environment 360

A North Atlantic Mystery: Case of the Missing Whales by Rebecca Kessler: Yale Environment 360 | Environmental Sci. | Scoop.it
Endangered North Atlantic right whales are disappearing from customary feeding grounds off the U.S. and Canadian coasts and appearing in large numbers in other locations, leaving scientists to wonder if shifts in climate may be behind the changes.
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There use to be well over 100 right wahles to have a "feast" on zooplankton. Researchers have been keeping track of this "feast" since 1980. This year, however, there were only about 12 right whales accounted for at this feast. They believe these whales have changed location due to the changing climate which leads the researchers to believe they have also changed their diet. It has become a giant mystery to the researchers where these whales have gone. 

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Squirrels escape climate change by taking over a ghost town

Squirrels escape climate change by taking over a ghost town | Environmental Sci. | Scoop.it
Bodie, Calif., is squirrel heaven.
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A california historical park has become home to a mass population of ground squirrels. They appear to be marking the streets as if they are taking entrace fees stated by Pacific Standard. The reason the squirrels have made this abandoned area their new home is because the area they use to live has become to hot for them and they needed to live in a cooler environment so they moved to a higher altitude. In fact there are about three times more squirels in man-made areas then in meadows.

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Green Vehicles Switching Gears to Hydrogen - Our World

Green Vehicles Switching Gears to Hydrogen - Our World | Environmental Sci. | Scoop.it
Our World visits the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show to see the latest in green vehicles, noting that this year could signal an industry shift from battery electric to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
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Toyota is shaping the future with their hydrogen car premiere. This car is run on rechargable lithium-ion batteries. This design is great because it allows people to be more environmentally friendly while they speed around in these sleek looking cars. They do still have petrol back ups for long term between charges. Toyota and Honda are releasing two new ideas and are expecting to release these cars for sale in 2015. 

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