News tagged with reindeer

The scientific benefits of Rudolph's red nose

We're all familiar with the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May (a class of 1926 Dartmouth alumnus) but scientifically speaking, what are the optical benefits of a shiny red nose on a foggy Christmas ...

dateDec 21, 2015 in Other
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Reindeer counteract the effects of climate warming

One of the consequences of a warmer climate can be that lowland and southern plants migrate higher up in the mountains. Ecologist Elina Kaarlejärvi shows in her thesis that reindeer, voles and hare can prevent these invasions. ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Environment
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Mining threatens Sami reindeer herding in Sweden

As winter approaches, the Samis of northern Sweden move thousands of reindeer down from the snow-covered mountains for lowland grazing. They have done so for centuries, but they wonder how much longer they can continue.

dateDec 24, 2013 in Ecology
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Video: Rudolph's glowing nose

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose, goes the holiday classic. And now, a Lund University research team in Sweden has captured the phenomenon with a thermographic camera.

dateDec 17, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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