Reports out of Spain over the holidays indicate that Siberian bears aren't the only ones losing sleep this winter. In the Cantabarian mountains of northern Spain, mother bears are postponing hibernation to gather food that isn't usually available. Experts predict that 2006 will go down as Spain's warmest year on record. The warmer winter is causing nuts and berries to last further into the season, thus proving it "energetically worthwhile" for the bears not to hibernate and collect food instead. In an article starring the bears, Mark Wright from the World Wide Fund for Nature commented: I think it's an …
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Joseph Romm is the editor of Climate Progress and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
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