Wolverines’ food caches at risk to warming

LiveScience: Wolverines, bearlike members of the weasel family, seem to depend on spring snow cover, but it's not clear why. Now, an international group of researchers has a new theory: Wolverines use snow like a refrigerator to preserve food during the lean, cold times after their young are born, they suggest. The animals live in the northern parts of North America, Asia and Europe where resources can be scarce. Their vulnerability to warming landed them as a "candidate for protection" in 2010 under the......

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