News tagged with cold weather

How insects survive the long, cold winter

Baby, it's cold outside. Time to put another log on the fire, wrap up in a thick sweater, or make a steaming mug of tea. These human adaptations to cold weather are quick, easy and get the job done. Even more ...

Feb 04, 2011
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Birds vanishing in the Philippines

The number of birds flying south to important wintering grounds in the Philippines has fallen sharply this year, with experts saying the dramatic demise of wetlands and hunting are to blame.

Jan 25, 2011
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Dramatic ocean circulation changes revealed

The unusually cold weather this winter has been caused by a change in the winds. Instead of the typical westerly winds warmed by Atlantic surface ocean currents, cold northerly Arctic winds are influencing ...

Jan 14, 2011
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Science, bugs team up to fight hemlock-eating pest

(AP) -- For nearly 60 years, scientists have watched helplessly as a war of bug vs. hemlock played out from Georgia to Maine. Now they've got a new weapon in their arsenal - another bug - and say the tide ...

Jan 04, 2011
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Are winters in Europe becoming colder?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite the trend towards global warming, people in Great Britain and Central Europe will possibly experience cold winters more often in the next few years. This is the findings of a study ...

Apr 20, 2010
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Vitamin D lifts mood during cold weather months

A daily dose of vitamin D may just be what Chicagoans need to get through the long winter, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). This nutrient lifts mood during ...

Mar 03, 2010
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