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Tags results for 'species'

Butterflies show origin of species as an evolutionary process

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The evolution of new species might not be as hard as it seems, even when diverging populations remain in contact and continue to produce offspring.

91 new species described by California Academy Of Sciences in 2013

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2013 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The new species, include 38 different ants, 12 fishes, 14 plants, eight beetles, two spiders, one reptile, and one amphibian.

Is conserving biodiversity the key to good mental health?

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Our ability to experience nature could have the capacity to improve our well-being and consequently mental health.

Study: Species disappearing far faster than before

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2014 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene.

Disappearance of species at the end of the ice age 12,000 years ago, caused by humans

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The proportion of large mammal species that died out was closely related to the global expansion of humans.

See For Yourself How Many Animals Are Close To Extinction

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Mass extinctions have happened before in Earth's history, for example when an enormous meteorite slammed into our planet and (likely) wiped out the dinosaurs.

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.

Mammals Were Meant for the Night Life

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Experts have recently revealed fossil evidence that indicates that the earliest of mammal ancestors may have started out as nocturnal creatures.

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

Scientists race to save 'books' in the burning 'library of life'

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a cost-effective way to save a wide range of threatened species, including rare old ones that may be costly too protect.

UK to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in the South Pacific, offering unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 species that live there.

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along.

1 in 6 species could risk of extinction because of climate change

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If carbon emissions continue on their current path, and temperatures rise by 4 degrees, 16% of animals and plants will be lost, according to a review.

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%.

Tiger Sharks Behave like Birds?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has shown that these predators boast migration patterns more similar to birds, turtles and some marine mammals than other fishes.

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

Poll launched to find the UK's favourite insect

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The small tortoiseshell butterfly is in the shortlist of 10 insects selected by the Royal Society of Biology.

'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A collaborative effort among eleven institutions, the tree depicts the relationships among living things as they diverged from one another over time.

Disappearing species may leave no trace in the fossil record

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Now is unlike anything that's happened, not just in the numbers of species going extinct, but also in the way it's happening: It’s being driven by one species.

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.

Climate change: survival of the oldest species?

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 05:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The logic is relatively simple: The reason they’re so old is that they’ve been tested by environmental shifts before and have come out on top.

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.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2016 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change contributed to the declines.

Many species will not be able to adapt to climate change

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2016 03:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes will be vastly outpaced by future climate change.

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