‘Historic’ algae bloom threatens Lake Okeechobee and possibly Florida economy, residents’ health

Lawmakers have for state of emergency in Lee County: An unusually large algae bloom has filled Florida’s Lake Okeechobee with a pea soup-like mixture that has built up because of rain, hot weather and a heavy concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen from...
Starvation slashes reindeer herds

Starvation slashes reindeer herds

Very unusual weather in 2006 and 2013 caused a build-up of ice on the ground in the Russian Arctic, causing famine and mass starvation among reindeer, according to a new paper in Biology Letters. In a seeming paradox, a warming climate led to thick ice covering the...