Ashley McCullough

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Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

As apex predators, ospreys get a mega-dose of contaminants from their prey.<p>PITT MEADOWS, British Columbia—On an early spring morning, the Pitt River flows so calmly that the peaks of the Coast Range seem to admire themselves in its glassy waters. A motorboat lifts a wake, and the docks of the …

Nature

Climate change threatens birds, pushes them north

314 North American bird species at risk due to climate change, report finds<p>The laugh of the loon across southern Canadian lakes may soon be replaced …

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline could cross B.C. parks

B.C. Parks and Trans Mountain Expansion Project are collecting feedback until Oct. 12<p>Kinder Morgan, which ran into conflict with the City of Burnaby …

This Will Shatter Your View of Apex Predators: How Wolves Change Rivers

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>Have a look at this amazing video showing how one species can have a massive cascading effect on the entire ecosystem in which it lives… and even alter the geography of the area.</b><p>UPDATE: Here is an alternative view of the story and research expressed in the above video – Is the …

Wildlife

Why Is the Cold U.S. Winter Killing Off Stinkbugs?

<b>Humans aren’t the only species bugging out from the polar vortex, the winter weather system that’s still menacing large swaths of the United States with bone-chilling temperatures.</b><p>Be glad you’re not an Asian stinkbug, which are dying off in large numbers due to the cold, a new experiment shows. The …

Climate Change Already Having Wide-Ranging Effects On U.S., Report Finds

People are already grappling with drought, heat, flooding, and sea level rise.<p>When it comes to climate change, the future is now; it no longer makes sense to (solely) talk about potential impacts in the future, since it is already having a wide range of effects in the United States, according to a …

The best (and worst) ways to stop deforestation - Futurity

When it comes to saving forests from deforestation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes if policymakers focus too narrowly on finding a remedy.

Forests

See the Effects of Climate Change in 3 Birds

Looking for signs of climate change? You can check the temperatures of the oceans or the density of polar ice caps. Or you can see which birds are …