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April 15, 2010
Climate Change and the Caribou
Caribou numbers in Canada's Northwest Territory are declining - one herd by 35% in five years. Human activity in the form of mining, oil and gas extraction may be taking its toll, but scientists also point to climate change. Vegetation is appearing earlier and dying back before calves have gained enough weight to survive the winter.
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.