Scientists are studying ants to see how animals might adapt to climate change 🐜 🌍 Researchers from @cwru are looking at a certain species of ant that lives in both cities and rural areas. Cities act as “heat-island” microclimates for the ants and they have been found to adapt to the warmer temperatures in about 20 generations, or approximately 100 years. The city ants show adaptation in two out of the three sites studied, Cleveland and Knoxville, but Cincinnati ants aren’t showing the same level of change. While city ants are adapting to warmer temperatures, they have lost some tolerance to the cold compared to their rural relatives. Researchers are curious to find why this is the case. Do you think these adapting ants are a sign of the future for species around the globe? - Years Of Living Dangerously

Scientists are studying ants to see how animals might adapt to climate change 🐜 🌍 Researchers from @cwru are looking at a certain species of ant that lives in both cities and rural areas. Cities act as “heat-island” microclimates for the ants and they have been found to adapt to the warmer temperatures in about 20 generations, or approximately 100 years. The city ants show adaptation in two out of the three sites studied, Cleveland and Knoxville, but Cincinnati ants aren’t showing the same level of change. While city ants are adapting to warmer temperatures, they have lost some tolerance to the cold compared to their rural relatives. Researchers are curious to find why this is the case. Do you think these adapting ants are a sign of the future for species around the globe?

Scientists are studying ants to see how animals might adapt to climate change 🐜 🌍 Researchers from @cwru are looking at a certain species of ant that lives in both cities and rural areas. Cities act as “heat-island” microclimates for the ants and they have been found to adapt to the warmer temperatures in about 20 generations, or approximately 100 years. The city ants show adaptation in two out of the three sites studied, Cleveland and Knoxville, but Cincinnati ants aren’t showing the same level of change. While city ants are adapting to warmer temperatures, they have lost some tolerance to the cold compared to their rural relatives. Researchers are curious to find why this is the case. Do you think these adapting ants are a sign of the future for species around the globe?

Scientists are studying ants to see how animals might adapt to climate change 🐜 🌍 Researchers from @cwru are looking at a certain species of ant that lives in both cities and rural areas. Cities act as “heat-island” microclimates for the ants and they have been found to adapt to the warmer temperatures in about 20 generations, or approximately 100 years. The city ants show adaptation in two out of the three sites studied, Cleveland and Knoxville, but Cincinnati ants aren’t showing the same level of change. While city ants are adapting to warmer temperatures, they have lost some tolerance to the cold compared to their rural relatives. Researchers are curious to find why this is the case. Do you think these adapting ants are a sign of the future for species around the globe?

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