Bee country up north

So even though I recently read the book Our Native Bees by Paige Embry, I must admit, I don’t remember reading about the Arctic Bumblebee. So imagine my surprise to come across this article entitled “6 Scientists, 1,000 Miles, 1 Prize: The Arctic Bumblebee” by James Gorman over at the New York Times. Who knew?! Sincerely-Continue reading “Bee country up north”

North and south, south and north

For the first time, scientist have witnessed polar bears eating white-nosed dolphins. With less ice up in the arctic region, dolphins are migrating farther north while seals (the main source of polar bears diet) are moving farther south. The result, polar bears are hunting dolphins. You can read all about it in the article “GlobalContinue reading “North and south, south and north”

The question is, what’s behind the winds?

Okay, today’s word(s) of the day are “polar vortex”. It’s the terminology that all of our local weather stations are using to describe what caused this sudden dip in temperatures. So being the good research librarian that I am (and since I’m off today), I did a little digging around. First I re-read a  coupleContinue reading “The question is, what’s behind the winds?”

The arctic ice stirs the world

So if these two articles are any indication, apparently the arctic is what runs the earths thermometer.  This first article I came across was originally published at the Sun-Sentinel via my local paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is entitled “Arctic Ice May Help Alter Hurricane Paths” by Ken Kaye. The other article I readContinue reading “The arctic ice stirs the world”

Talking to the whales

So if the article “Arctic Sea Ice Melt Disrupts Weather Pattern” by Beck Oskin at LiveScience is true, then maybe we should be listening to the whales. According to Douglass Main’s article “Enchanting Whale Songs, Stories of a Changing Arctic”, also over at LiveScience, maybe that’s what we should be doing. Apparently they have aContinue reading “Talking to the whales”