Energy Saving Tip by Moose: Avoid keeping heavy items in your car

 Avoid keeping heavy items in your car by moose

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Avoid keeping heavy items in your car

Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by about 1%. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle's weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones.

source fueleconomy.gov


CLIMATE CHANGE'S THREAT TO MOOSE

Rising temperatures and booming parasite populations are expected to cause this cold-weather species that calls the northern United States and Canada home to move farther north. That’s because milder winters and less snow can lead to higher numbers of winter ticks. Tens of thousands of these parasites can gather on a single moose to feed on its blood -- weakening the animal’s immune system and often ending in death, especially the calves.

source doi.gov