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Tags results for 'biodiversity'

Biodiversity offsetting plans too simplistic, MPs warn

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity offsetting plans outlined by the government must be strengthened if they are to "properly protect Britain's wildlife"

Is a constructive conservation the last chance for biodiversity?

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A pragmatic approach to saving what can be saved.

Polar Bears Are Not Alone: Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity Worldwide

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change's impact on biodiversity will be severe in other regions of the world, not just in the popularly cited polar ice caps.

Coral reefs are better at coping with rising sea temperatures than we thought

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
It was found that certain types of coral are able to adapt to tolerate higher sea temperatures by changing the genes they express.

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years'

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50% in the past 40 years.

Biologist warn of early stages of a sixth mass extinction event

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2014 05:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity may be reaching a tipping point:

Extinctions During the Human Era is 1000 Times Worse

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2014 03:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Amid increasing land development and human-driven climate change, the world's species are becoming extinct 1,000 times faster than they used to.

Great Apes and Humans: Conserving Our Evolutionary Relatives

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Conservationists note that it is more important than ever that we work to save our evolutionary relatives.

Not so crowded? New findings on global species richness

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth may contain millions fewer species than previously thought. New findings narrow species estimates for insects and terrestrial arthropods.

Conservation parks are growing, so why are species still declining?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Nearly 15% of Earth’s land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%.

Loss of species biodiversity near melting Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the past five decades, temperatures have risen nearly five times as rapidly on the western Antarctic Peninsula than the global average.

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 02:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.

Life forms 'went large' a billion years ago

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016 11:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, according to evidence from China.

Earth’s biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:08 PM
by AlexMuller
We might have managed to recognize only 2% of Earth’s biodiversity.

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Ecosystems depend on the biological diversity within them to function.

Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Species in tropical forests will still go extinct even if deforestation is stopped immediately, unless efforts are made to restore damaged areas.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change.

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2017 07:27 AM
by Alex Muller
The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a new study.

Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2017 07:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists claim the continent is turning green because of a warming in the climate.

Most Biodiversity Loss Due to Land Cleared for Meat Diets

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2017 07:57 PM
by Alex Muller
The livestock industry takes up a massive amount of land, leading to wide-scale biodiversity loss.

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