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University of Utah study identifies threats to elephants

Findings say humans, climate change are threat to family group

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  • Why pay?
    April 14, 2009 8:58 p.m.

    I can agree with "Who pays". How often have we seen people from Africa studing the problems of the Desert Tortise in Saint George? If we are a "Globial Community" then people of Africa shoud be studying our Eagles, turtles and Desert Wildlife.

  • Glacial retreat?
    April 14, 2009 1:36 p.m.

    - or ignorance?

    The observations may accurately reflect the conditions encountered by the elephants.

    While interesting, there is absolutely no evidence that (a) man-made global warming exists, or (b) if it exists, it is a causal factor.

    Just what changes have elephants endured since the ice ages?

    The human population was dramatically smaller, and lacked the technology blamed for "global warming" and thus not possibly the cause for the end of the ice ages. Have all those non-human casued warming factors suddenly stopped? or is man being blamed for natural changes?

    Why are "scientists" so gullible as to be seduced by politically motivated hysteria?

    Utah scientists should be more studious before leaping to such silly conclusions.

  • Me
    April 14, 2009 11:30 a.m.

    I'm an absolute believer in global warming, it's is very real. There's enough evidence. The glaciers are melting at a fast rate. Deforestation is contributing to the warming. Both of these are reducing wildlife habitat. Aside from reducing carbon-monoxide, one thing we need to do is reduce packaging. We throw away so much packaging that quickly fills our landfills. Landfills should not even exist. Our society is so wasteful. Why do we keep pretending garbage disappears? Reduce, reuse, and recycle!

  • Research University
    April 14, 2009 8:23 a.m.

    The U. conducts its research on a global level. That's why it is well respected and is a leader in many different types of research.

    By your logic they should only be doing studies in and about the state of Utah. What a dismally boring college that would be.

    But way to think locally.

  • JSR
    April 14, 2009 7:59 a.m.

    Global Warming? Recent research shows the temperature of the earth is actually cooling down due to the reduction of sun spots. The recent research suggests that the earth will begin a cooling trend for the next 3 decades.

  • To who paid
    April 14, 2009 7:06 a.m.

    The other side of the world does affect you. It's all one earth. Eventually she will tire of whats being done to her by folks like you and shake all of us off and start over again! We are all one people and must take care of everything if we want to survive.

  • Who paid???
    April 13, 2009 8:40 p.m.

    I sure hope MY tax money did not fund this waste.
    Let my money go to research to help Utah, not someplace on the other side of the world. The U is paid by the State, and that my tax money. What a waste of it.

  • I though it was donkeys
    April 13, 2009 4:43 p.m.

    Just kidding, thanks for the article showing how valuable these beings are.

  • Rich
    April 13, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    This article contains no usable facts whatsoever and certainly provides no evidence for global warming or that global warming is occurring. Conclusions such as this are more evidence that many scientists have bought into global warming hook, line and sinker. The elephant researchers assume that global warming is actually occurring, but at least in this article cite no evidence supporting this theory. Actually, temperatures over the past 100 years have risen in Kenya no more than 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past 100 years, a change so slight that natural processes could have caused it, including variations in sun spots, the impact of changes in ocean currents, etc., etc. The earth is always warming or cooling, and this was the case before man made an appearance. Kenya's slight, almost imperceptible warming is consistent with the removal of vegetation caused by overgrazing as well as the burning of trees, brush and cattle droppings, which raise average temperatures slightly. Switching to electric cars in the U.S. will do absolutely nothing to help African elephants.

  • Anonymous
    April 13, 2009 3:42 p.m.

    Give Todd J. Robinson his props for the work he did in the lab for this project.

  • sounds
    April 13, 2009 3:37 p.m.

    like salt lake city and other parts of utah.