Photo: Stinging Wasps Moving North Due to Warming?



Stinging insects, such as the common yellow jacket seen above, have been booming in Alaska, according to a May 2008 report that recorded a rise in people seeking treatment for stings.

Researchers think the phenomenon could be part of a worldwide trend of bees and wasps spreading northward in response to climate change.

Photograph by Charles Krebs /Getty Images


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