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Bumblebee Habitat Shrinking Due to Climate Change, Plus 12 Other Animals at Risk

Weather Channel: Busy bees are at their busiest during summertime, cleaning the nest, foraging for food. They prefer the warm weather to colder seasons. But new research published in the July 10, 2015, Science reveals that for bumblebees in North America and Europe, suitable habitat to do this work is shrinking due to a warming climate, yet the bees aren’t moving. “Bumblebee species are retreating from the extreme southern margin of their historic ranges and losing their populations there,” Leif Richardson, a...

Manhattan-Sized Ice Chunk Breaks Off Glacier, Sends Message to Climate Change Skeptics

Weather Channel: When the documentary Chasing Ice came out in 2012, it included footage of the largest glacier calving event ever caught on film. Two years later, the filmmakers hope to use that monumental capture as visual proof of climate change. In March they begin a several-month tour, stopping in the Congressional districts of climate-change denying legislators. The idea is to shift the debate back from politics to science, to determine what happens when people can actually see rather than just hear about...