November 2012: News of Mountains, Trees, Climate, Health and Fitness

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 06 November 2012

Mountains, trees, climate, health and fitness News

Information is vital for backpackers. Knowledge of the terrain, the weather, your physical and perceptive capabilities, and what forces are driving the changes within and around us are vital to understanding what we are hiking through.

The news and research below and in the News section of the Forum is selected to provide a basic context for those who engage their hike through life seriously.

Environmental Determinates of Past and Future

Extreme weather preceded collapse of Maya civilization, UCD,11-8-2012

New study suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, 11-7-2012

 Trees in the Mountains taking a beating

Mountain meadows dwindling in the Pacific Northwest, OSU, 11-2-2012  

Western aspen trees commonly carry extra set of chromosomes, PLOS, 10-31-2012

Drought in 2001-2002 fueled Rocky Mountain pine beetle outbreak, NSF, 11-5-2012


The seasons have already changed

California is Home to Extreme Weather, Too, UCM, 11-1-2012

Why seas are rising ahead of predictions, Presentation, Geological Society of America, 11-4-2012


Physical fitness and health NEWS

Regular physical activity reduces risk of dementia in older people, American Heart Association, 11-1-2012

Vigorous daily exercise could help to repair damage from heart failure, Daily Mail, 11-3-2012

Can exercise trigger new heart cells? Brit Heart Foundation, 11-5-2012

NIH study finds leisure-time physical activity extends life expectancy as much as 4.5 years, PLOS Medicine, 11-6-2012

Regular physical activity increases life expectancy even if overweight, PLOS Medicine, 11-6-2012


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