Climate Change - Part 1 by Rick Kupchella, KARE 11 News Twin Cities ar ea
- Climate Change - Part 1
By Rick Kupchella, KARE 11 News Twin Cities area
Aired 10:15 PM Feb 7, 2006, (NBC affiliate)
Climate Change - Part 1
... "Specifically, these moose are dying from parasites: brain worms and liver flukes. Mark Lenarz with the State Department of Natural Resources says it appeared the parasites "caused those individual moose to starve to death."
Lenarz says that's "really contrary to what parasites are supposed to do." Parasites are not supposed to kill the animal.
In trying to figure out - why - this is happening, scientists have become focused on 'temperature'. Lenarz says, "If you're a moose, and it's the middle of summer, and you're panting, you just have a lot less time for eating." In the end, he says, many of these moose cannot cope with the added stress. Lenarz says the moose are dying in greatest numbers � within a year of a very hot summer." ...
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[Kare11 New Extra, Part 2. 10 PM Feb 8].
More Information on Climate Change
... KARE 11 has assembled a large collection of resources, reports and sound from nearly a dozen experts. To view that page, visit kare11.com/climate
Wednesday night's Extra will look at the factors believed to be contributing to global warming � in particular, man-made factors, and what if anything can be done to reverse our impact on the environment. Join us Wednesday at ten."