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.

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

Posted in Featured, Science on 1st May, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Featured, Science on 17th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

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.

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.

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

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

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.