Slow pokes: Acupuncture helps hypothermic turtles
Two endangered sea turtles that are shells of their former selves after getting stranded on Cape Cod during a cold spell are getting some help easing back into the wild—from an acupuncturist.
Why don't beetles freeze in the winter?
For 37 years, Queen's University Biochemistry professor Peter Davies has been unraveling the mystery of why some organisms including insects and fish don't freeze in the winter. His research into insect antifreeze protein ...
Blue tits provide insight into climate change
(Phys.org) —Researchers believe that the size of birds' nests created in response to changing weather patterns may be partly to blame for reproductive failures over the last two years.
Climate change rewrites world wine list
It's circa 2050 and shoppers are stopping off at Ikea to buy fine wine made in Sweden. A Nordic fantasy? Not according to climate experts who say the Earth's warming phase is already driving a wave of change ...
Warm springs may be best winter refuge for Florida manatees
Natural warm water springs may offer the best protection to Florida manatees trying to survive cold winter periods, according to research published Mar. 20 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Laiast ...
Lizards facing mass extinction, new research suggests
(Phys.org) —Climate change could lead to dozens of species of lizards becoming extinct within the next 50 years, according to new research.
NASA provides satellite views of nor'easter lifespan
NASA and NOAA satellites have provided animations and images of the coupling of two low pressure areas that created the now historic winter-time nor'easter that brought more than two feet of snow to portions ...
NASA sees remnants of Tropical Storm Oswald still strong
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that a band of thunderstorms on the eastern side of Tropical Storm Oswald's remnants still contained some punch. Oswald's remnants have triggered severe ...
What happens to peaches when the chill is gone?
The warmer-than-normal temperatures of 2012—the fourth warmest year on record in South Carolina—signal potential challenges for growers of the state's best-known fruit. Peaches need cold weather to produce flowers and ...
Forecasters look higher to make better cold weather predictions
(Phys.org)—As Britain shivers through another spell of snow and ice, new research could help weather forecasters predict when such cold snaps are likely to occur.
Temperature hits all-time record in Sydney
Temperatures in Sydney on Friday hit their highest levels since records began 150 years ago, after an Australian government agency warned of more frequent and intense heatwaves in the future.
Tree ring sampling shows cold spells in Eastern Europe led to unrest over past thousand years
Dog days of winter: Keeping pets safe, warm
(HealthDay)—With the arrival of winter, dog owners need to be aware of how to keep their canine friends comfortable and safe, an expert says.
Close call: Bad weather drives up phone calls to our nearest and dearest
Who we call and how long we speak to them changes with the weather, according to new research by experts at Newcastle University.