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Fat, Fur, And Feathers

Posted: Sunday, January 8th, 2017 @ 11:49 am in Critters, Plants, Weather | 1 Comment »

When the weather turns so frightfully cold that we don parkas and boots before venturing outside, how do plants and animals survive? They can’t add layers of clothing. They can’t toast their tootsies before a fire. They’ve never even heard of hot chocolate. Scientists focus on two coldweather survival strategies that are used by living organisms, […]

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