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Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The primates are a diverse order that include apes, our closest biological relatives, as well as monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.

Plants are ramping up photosynthesis, helping absorb carbon dioxide

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

Green plants are helping us fight climate change, but scientists say that in the future, they may not be able to absorb so much of our extra CO2.

Many species will not be able to adapt to climate change

Posted in Featured, Science on 23rd Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes will be vastly outpaced by future climate change.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Posted in Featured, Science on 27th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change contributed to the declines.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted in Featured, Science on 25th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change.