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October 28, 2020

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Climate Change Drives Plants to Extinction in the Black Forest in Germany

Climate change is leaving its mark on the bog complexes of the German Black Forest. Due to rising temperatures and longer dry periods, two plant species have gone extinct over the last 40 years. The ...

Wildlife Flock to Backyards for Food from People

A new study helps explain why some animals are sometimes more often found in suburban areas than wild ...

Endangered Vaquita Remain Genetically Healthy Even in Low Numbers

The critically endangered vaquita has survived in low numbers in its native Gulf of California for hundreds of thousands of years, a new genetic analysis has found. The study found little sign of ...

Protected Areas Help Waterbirds Adapt to Climate Change

Climate change pushes species distribution areas northward. However, the expansion of species ranges is not self-evident due to e.g. habitat degradation and unsustainable harvesting caused by human ...
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Dietary Migration of Impala Rivals the Geographical Migration of Serengeti Wildebeest

A new study shows the Impala's migration is a 'dietary migration', where they switch from eating mostly grass in the wet season, to eating more tree leaves or 'browse' during ...

Double Jeopardy for Ecologically Rare Birds and Terrestrial Mammals

Common assumptions notwithstanding, rare species can play unique and essential ecological roles. After studying two, scientists have demonstrated that, though these species are found on all ...

Past Tropical Forest Changes Drove Megafauna and Hominin Extinctions

Researchers have discovered that Southeast Asia, today renowned for its lush rainforests, was at various points in the past covered by sweeping grasslands. The expansion and reduction of these ...

Broken Promises: Almost 80 Percent of Threatened Species Lack Sufficient Protection

A failure by governments to deliver on commitments under a global nature conservation treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity, could have devastating effects. The warning comes after a ...

The First Human Settlers on Islands Caused Extinctions

Though some believe prehistoric humans lived in harmony with nature, a new analysis of fossils shows human arrival in the Bahamas caused some birds to be lost from the islands and other species to be ...

Disproportionate Extinction of South American Mammals When Americas Collided Evident Today

North American mammals were the winners when the North and South American continents collided millions of years ago. New research shows that South American mammals went extinct at a ...

Tracking Sea Turtle Egg Traffickers With GPS-Enabled Decoy Eggs

By placing 3D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle eggs into nests on the beach, it's possible to gather key evidence needed to expose rampant illegal trade of the eggs, suggests a new ...

Dozens of Mammals Could Be Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2

Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, according to a large study modelling how the virus might infect different animals' ...

Future Climate Changes in Nature Reserves

The Earth's nature reserves are set to be affected by future climate change in very different ways. Detailed local knowledge of climate change impacts can therefore make a significant ...

Alien Species to Increase by 36% Worldwide by 2050

The number of alien (non-native) species is expected to increase globally by 36% by the middle of this century, compared to 2005, finds new ...

Wildcats Threatened by Their Domestic Cousins

European wildcats, thought to be extinct 50 years ago in the Jura mountains, have since recolonized part of their former territory. This resurgence in an area occupied by domestic cats has gone ...

Marine Biodiversity Reshuffles Under Warmer and Sea Ice-Free Pacific Arctic

Climate warming will alter marine community compositions as species are expected to shift poleward, significantly impacting the Arctic marine ...

Sentinels of Ocean Acidification Impacts Survived Earth's Last Mass Extinction

Two groups of tiny, delicate marine organisms, sea butterflies and sea angels, were found to be surprisingly resilient -- having survived dramatic global climate change and Earth's most recent ...

Primate Brain Size Does Not Predict Their Intelligence

A research team has systematically investigated the cognitive abilities of lemurs, which have relatively small brains compared to other primates. Conducting systematic tests with identical methods ...

Impact of Climate Change on Rainforest Elephants

Experts have looked into the impact of climate change on Central Africa's rainforests and the threat posed to elephant populations in the ...

Caribbean Islands Face Loss of Protection and Biodiversity as Seagrass Loses Terrain

Tropical islands have an important ally when it comes to battling storms and sea-level rise: seagrass. During hurricane Irma (2017), scientists witnessed how native seagrass meadows along the coast ...

Provide Shady Spots to Protect Butterflies from Climate Change

Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady ...

Urgent Conservation Needed for World's Carnivorous Plants

New research has found approximately a quarter of carnivorous plant species across the world may be at risk of extinction due to global climate change, illegal poaching, and the clearing of land for ...

Warming Ocean, Old-Forest Loss Put a Squeeze on an Elusive Seabird

Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take ...

Climate Change Threatens Komodo Dragons

The world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken ...

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