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Wolverines Need Refrigeration Zone to Reproduce

July 11, 2012

Wolverines have always flocked to frozen terrain. In a new study, WCS biologists further explore the significance of cold temperatures and snow for these mountain-dwelling animals. 

In the Arctic, Fewer Icebergs, More Ships

March 16, 2012

Marine mammals contend with new industrial developments in the Arctic as local waters become increasingly ice-free during the summer and fall.

Savoring Bogs and Moose as the Adirondacks Warm

December 2, 2011

WCS Ecologist Jerry Jenkins, who has spent more than four decades studying the environment of the Adirondacks, documents the impacts of climate change on the region’s wildlife, habitats, and communities.

Climate Change: Prime Time for Parasites

September 28, 2010

WCS scientists link rising temperatures and rainfall levels to a growing parasite problem for nestling birds in South America.

Spare the Fish, Save the Reefs

June 18, 2009

A new study says that banning certain types of fishing gear can help save coral reefs from the damaging effects of climate change, by protecting key fish populations that help stressed reefs recover.

Penguins Are Marching into Trouble

February 13, 2009

A quarter-century of data reveals how changing weather patterns and land use, combined with overfishing and pollution, are taking a heavy toll on penguin numbers.

A Coral Comeback

December 29, 2008

A combination of improved management and natural regeneration is helping corals stage a rapid comeback in Indonesia following the December 2004 tsunami.

Landlocked Polar Bear Forces Evacuation of WCS Scientist

August 7, 2008

WCS evacuated five of its scientists from a remote camp in northern Alaska because of a new and unusual threat: a polar bear stuck on land due to climate change.

The Deadly Dozen

August 4, 2008

Wildlife monitoring is the best defense against spreading pathogens, according to a report released by WCS that lists 12 wildlife-human disease threats in the age of climate change.

Reefs Find Shelter from the Heat

December 4, 2007

A WCS study finds that the prospects of coral reefs in the age of climate change have improved. Reefs living in sites with variable temperatures are better able to survive warm water.

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