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Global warming may change the sex of animal populations

May 19th, 2021

Climate change is already devastating certain animal populations, both on the land and in the oceans, and it’s only going to get worse as time goes on if we can’t get our thirst for fossil fuels and other pollutants under control. It’s easy to measure the effects on some types of life, like coral reefs …

polar drift

Earth is wobbling, and it’s probably our fault

April 27th, 2021

When you picture the Earth spinning in space you imagine it rotating just like a globe does, with two static poles and a line running from north to south. Unfortunately, things aren’t nearly that simple, and as conditions on Earth change so do the locations of the North and South poles. Scientists have known this …

Scientists made a startling discovery deep in the ocean off Tahiti

February 11th, 2022

In a somewhat shocking turn of events, scientists have discovered a rare, untouched coral reef. They found the reef off the coast of Tahiti. It’s deep enough down that it’s considered part of the ocean’s “twilight zone”. The “twilight zone” is essentially the depth in the ocean where there is just enough light to sustain …

eating bugs

Purina wants you to feed your dog bugs – here’s why

November 6th, 2020

Purina is making a move to test out a sustainable source of insect-based protein for some of its dog and cat food. The company’s Beyond Naturals foods will soon include a product that sources protein from fly larvae. Scientists have long suggested that insect proteins may save us from food shortages in the future. The …

more powerful hurricanes

Hurricanes are getting stronger, and it’s all our fault

May 19th, 2020

A new study reveals that hurricanes are indeed getting more powerful on a decade-by-decade basis. The study also draws strong links between more powerful storms and man-made climate change resulting in warmer ocean waters. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. If it seems to you that the massive storms rolling in from the ocean every …