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The biggest threat to emperor penguins may not be leopard seals or even killer whales, but a much larger predator: global warming. Credit: Getty Creative Climate change, which is quickly melting the sea ice this species depends on for survival, could cause dramatic drops in the number of emperor penguins across Antarctica by the end of the century, a new study finds. Specifically, more than two-thirds of Antarctica's emperor penguin colonies will decline by more than 50 percent by the end of the century under future climate change scenarios. QUIZ: Brush Up on Your Penguin Facts The researchers, from France, the Netherlands and the United States, are pushing to have this iconic species...

Something strange is happening on the Isle of Rum in Scotland. The wild goats in this nature preserve usually struggle to survive in the north. Now they're poised to take over. RELATED: Arctic Geese Skip Migration as Planet Warms Normally the goats on the island find themselves up against short daylight hours, cold temperatures, and increasingly poor quality vegetation to eat, Harriet Jarlett reported in Planet Earth Online. Warming temperatures at higher latitudes appear to be making life a bit easier for the goats, which are starting to thrive there. The feral goat population and its changing habitat was documented by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar from the University of Oxford...

12,000 Shark Teeth Found During Aquarium Refurbishment

After draining a shark tank as part of a major refurbishment, keepers at the Sea Life Centre aquarium in Blackpool, England, were astonished to find more than 12,000 shark teeth littering the tank’s gravel, according to the Daily Mail U.K. The teeth had been building up in the tank since the last time it was fully…

Photo: jurek d./Flickr Ok, so there's a long list of doomsday situations brewing due to global warming, but did you know your pets are at a greater risk of catching an infectious disease due to milder temperatures? As the mercury rises, more and more infectious diseases are spreading via ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. With winters becoming more mild, pest populations are increasing, turning into a major nuisance, to say the least. New Scientist reports that, "the European dog tick is transmitting a malaria-like disease, canine babesiosis, into countries where it was once rare including Belgium, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, lxodes ticks are living at greater...