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New Map Shows Accelerated Animal Migration and Extinction Due to Climate Change

The true threat that climate change poses to various species across the globe is staggering, and thanks to a new map from CSIRO and an international …

Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago

Green turtles are already endangered, and their lot seems to be getting worse. A new study conducted by the University of Queensland and published in …

How Shrimp Shells Could Help Save The Environment

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have succeeded in creating a bioplastic …

Another Climate Report, But Who's Listening?

Poachers take chunks from California redwoods, put majestic trees at risk

Tree poaching conjures up the lawless Amazon jungle, but America's magnificent redwood forests now face a piecemeal but steady assault by poachers too, California officials say.<p>Thieves are cutting massive chunks from the base of the champion trees, which are the tallest on Earth and are up to 2,000 …

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

Changing Planet<p><b>Overfishing is still the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater ecosystems, “more than pollution, invasive species, or climate change”, says Enric Sala, one of the authors of the most comprehensive study made of the sea, published this week in the science journal PLoS …

Secret to Avoiding Extinction: Don't Be a Picky Eater

Finicky eaters usually do not survive mass extinction events, suggests a new study on prehistoric big cats.<p>Cougars, which will eat meat, guts, bones …

Gulf Oil Spill "Not Over": Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers

Report warns that 14 species are still struggling from the 2010 disaster.<p>Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, several species of wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover, according to a new report released today.<p>In particular, bottlenose dolphins and sea …

Bee Shortage Threatens Crops

UK farmers have a fourth of the honeybees they need, according to a recent study published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, but the gap represents more than a shortage in Britain. Bees are dying around the world, and pollination demand is growing nearly five times faster than the available honeybee population.<p>An …

Tigers are nearing extinction

Posted: 04/17/14<p>In this photo courtesy of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s group, Panthera, a tiger is shown. Steve Winter — National Geographic<p>SARATOGA SPRINGS …

Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction? | The Takeaway | WNYC

Vast changes in the ecosystem have caused five mass extinctions throughout history. The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert argues that humans are causing …

Barn owls suffer worst year on record

Barn owls suffered their worst year on record in 2013 as they struggled in the bitterly cold spring, conservationists have said.<p>Results from barn owl monitoring schemes around the UK revealed the number of sites where nesting took place last year was significantly down in every area compared to …

What's Killing the Starfish? Scientists Need More Clues

WASHINGTON — Scientists are struggling to find the cause of a gruesome disease that is killing off numerous species of starfish on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America.<p>Researchers said on Thursday that they have ruled out some of the possible culprits, including fungi, some …

University of California

The ocean is so acidic it’s eating away the shells of sea snails

There’s something very wrong with the tiny pteropods of the Pacific northwest.<p>The usually smooth shells of these translucent snail-like creatures, which are also called sea butterflies, are turning up pocked and scarified, as though something were corroding them. In fact, recent research (paywall) …

Climate Change

What would happen if bees went extinct?

It would mean a lot more than fewer stings and breakfast options. Maddie Moate reveals just how much we depend on bees, and how close we are to losing them.<p>Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of …

The Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder, Disappearing Bees Becoming More Clear

For the past eight years or so, we’ve been hearing the term “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) to refer to the seemingly spontaneous abandonment of their hives by honeybees. Bees have been abandoning their hives for centuries, but the rate at which such collapses have been observed started to …

Sea Lions Are Starving to Death—and We Don't Know Why

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Zoology

Comet theory false; doesn’t explain cold snap at the end of the Ice Age, Clovis changes or mass animal extinction

Most supposed impact indicators at 29 sites are too old or too young to be remnants of an ancient comet that proponents claim sparked climate change …

The Sixth Extinction: Earth is on the brink of another massive loss of animal species but this time the calamity isn't an asteroid or ice age...

There have been five mass extinction events in Earth’s history. In the worst, 250 million years ago, 96 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of …

Comet theory false: Doesn't explain Ice Age cold snap, Clovis changes, animal extinction

New research has demonstrated again that a comet didn't spark climate change at the end of the Ice Age, killing the Clovis peoples and causing mass …

Ban animal killing contests

Animal killing contests have been popping up in the media a lot and commonly target predator or even so-called “pest” species for the sole purpose of …

Hong Kong Ivory Burn Necessary Step in Halting Elephant Slaughter | African Wildlife Foundation

• Wednesday, May 14, 2014<br>• Nairobi, Kenya<p>Ornately carved ivory pieces can sell for thousands of dollars in China and are typically purchased and …

Why Are So Many Animals on the Verge of Extinction?

Let’s talk facts: African elephants are endangered, and it’s possible that in five years, they will be extinct. Gone. No more African elephants.<p>What? …

Discussing The Pinocchio Lizard, And Other "Extinct" Animals That I Totally Didn't Make Up

The Pinocchio Lizard told a lie: While people assumed this reptile from Ecuador was extinct, he was just hiding for 50 years! While he was first …

Zoos are not saving animals from extinction

Andrew Anthony's Q&A article on Elizabeth Kolbert and her book, <i>The Sixth Extinction</i> (New Review), makes for interesting and sobering reading, but I am saddened by the view that she is "impressed by what zoos are doing". If this multimillion-pound business and its deluded supporters are all that …