Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

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

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Nearly 15% of Earths land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%.

Not so crowded? New findings on global species richness

Posted in Featured, Science on 8th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Earth may contain millions fewer species than previously thought. New findings narrow species estimates for insects and terrestrial arthropods.

Google Street View now takes you under the sea

Posted in Featured, Online on 6th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The new underwater panoramic views reveal the beauty beneath the sea but also call attention to the damage being done to Earth's oceans.

UK to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve

Posted in Featured, Science on 23rd Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.