Reducing emissions, even eliminating them altogether, has been the name of the game in transportation technology in a bid to help combat climate change. There have been two main avenues researchers have followed: battery electric cars as released by Tesla and fuel-cell-powered automobiles by Toyota.
Researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered that migratory birds prefer to travel during the night. Should they still be flying by daybreak, the birds would immediately turn back and head for the nearest shore instead of continuing their journey. Using weather radar to examine the behavior of birds crossing the Great Lakes, the researchers were able to discover this unique behavioral pattern.
Following the arrival of gentoo penguins along the West Antarctic Peninsula, native Adelie penguins have experienced population declines. However, researchers are unsure whether increased food competition among the two species or climate change is ultimately to blame.
Butterflyfish depend on food and shelter provided by coral reefs, but they steer clear of those that have come in contact with seaweed. Researchers suggest this may be a strong indicator of their awareness of reef health.
Evergreens may soon disappear from the Southwest region of the U.S. if climate change scenarios play out as expected, researchers say. Not only will we lose beautiful natural forests, but doing so also means less carbon storage.
A University of Delaware study shows that non-native plants have an impact on the diversity of insect populations. Their study sheds light on how homeowners are impacting local insect communities when planting their gardens and flower beds.