Here are links to recently published articles about science, climate and the environment for your weekend reading:
Science Daily: Climate Change May Lead to Fewer but More Violent Thunderstorms
A Tel Aviv University researcher predicts that for every one degree Celsius of warming, there will be approximately a 10 percent increase in lightning activity. The consequences may include more flash floods, lightning-caused wildfires, and damage to power lines and other infrastructure,
WSU: Copper making salmon prone to predators
Minute amounts of copper from brake linings and mining operations can affect salmon, making them more vulnerable to predators, says a Washington State University researcher.
Science Daily: Study: Wolverines Need Refrigerators
A paper in the Journal of Mammalogy suggests wolverines take advantage of the crevices and boulders of mountainous terrain, as well as the snow cover, to cache and “refrigerate” food sources such as carrion, small rodents, and other food collected during more plentiful times of year.
Green (New York Times): Along a Verdant Shore, a Vision of Past, Present and Future
In Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, a team of researchers finds few signs of stress among yellow cedars. Not much farther south, they have seen thousands of the trees dying or dead.
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