Climate change is playing a role in the evolution of certain animals. Some animals are also adapting to live in urban environments. Red squirrels, for example, have shifted their breeding schedule because of higher spring temperatures. The colour of Tawny owls’ feathers has also shifted because of climate change. Climate change and urbanisation are significantly disrupting the lives and behaviour patterns of animals on land and in water. As temperatures rise, precipitation patterns are changing, weather is getting less predictable and more extreme, and sea levels are rising. Such changes force many types of animal species to adapt in order to survive in their altered environments. Increasing urbanisation has also altered many animals’ habitats, leading them to adopt new behaviours in order to mate or find food. Some animals relocate when the environment around them changes, while others tweak their behaviour or even their physical appearance. From different breeding … [Read more...] about 10 animals that are rapidly adapting to survive in cities and new climates
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.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Descartes Labs recently opened its new headquarters at 100 Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)SANTA FE – Former Mayor Javier Gonzales is now working as a consultant for Descartes Lab, a company he helped draw to the City Different and for which he carried a bill to secure $100,000 in public funds.Descartes Labs was awarded the Local Economic Development Act funding by an 8-0 vote of the City Council in January, less than two months before Gonzales left office.ADVERTISEMENTSkipGonzales did not attend that meeting so did not vote, but he was the lead sponsor of the proposal.The city’s code has provisions against former elected officials working for companies doing business with the city within one year of leaving city government. But so long as Gonzales is … [Read more...] about Ex-mayor joins SF firm he helped get city money for
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By Craig Hlavaty Published 10:53 am CDT, Thursday, October 11, 2018 PHOTOS: The best fictional Texas cities The beloved football series was based on the fictional movie that was based on the nonfiction book of the same name. While the series was set in the fictional west Texas town of Dillon, the book followed the very real football culture in Odessa. >>>See more of the best fictional cities in Texas... less PHOTOS: The best fictional Texas cities The beloved football series was based on the fictional movie that was based on the nonfiction book of the same name. While the series was set in the fictional west ... more Photo: Michael Muller, © NBC Universal, Inc. Arlen, Texas As seen on Fox's "King of the Hill" Arlen, Texas As seen on Fox's "King of the Hill" Photo: FOX RELATED: McMaynerbury This … [Read more...] about Hangin’ with Hank Hill : Best fictional Texas cities
Mark Stevenson and Peter Orsi, Associated Press Updated 11:06 pm CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 In this Sept. 7, 2018 aerial photo, demolition work proceeds at the site where the first of a pair of 15-story apartment buildings, heavily damaged in last year's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, was torn down, as its sister building, right, awaits demolition, in the Doctores neighborhood of Mexico City. Bureaucracy and physical and legal hurdles have delayed demolition of hundreds of tottering structures, while in other cases owners carried out repairs that were purely cosmetic, masking damage that is likely to be revealed in the next quake. less In this Sept. 7, 2018 aerial photo, demolition work proceeds at the site where the first of a pair of 15-story apartment buildings, heavily damaged in last year's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, was torn down, as its ... more Photo: Claudio Cruz, AP In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, … [Read more...] about Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quake