biodiversity

Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses

Posted in Featured, Science on 31st Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Species in tropical forests will still go extinct even if deforestation is stopped immediately, unless efforts are made to restore damaged areas.

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Posted in Featured, Science on 15th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Ecosystems depend on the biological diversity within them to function.

Earths biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

We might have managed to recognize only 2% of Earths biodiversity.

Life forms 'went large' a billion years ago

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, according to evidence from China.

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Posted in Featured, Science on 3rd May, 2016
by Alex Muller

Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.