I heard the first bear was spotted at Yellowstone! Does the length or severity of the winter change the hibernation length, especially for bears?

Answered by Gregg Losinski – ESER Education Specialist and Human/Bear Conflict Expert Hibernation is a fascinating adaptation that many animals use to survive when harsh extremes are part of their environment. We think of hibernation in relation to cold, but there is a parallel process called estivation that occurs during very hot temperatures and allows…

Where do we get power from? Don’t our windmills on the hills by Idaho Falls generate power for California?

Question Asked by Megan, 4th Grade, Rimrock Elementary Answered by Vaughn Rasmussen, Senior Customer and Community Manager, Rocky Mountain Power in Idaho Rocky Mountain Power generates electricity for its customers in Ammon, together with the other areas we serve, from a number of different sources. Our power plants generate electricity in similar ways. They use a natural resource, such as…