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Posted by on in General Environment
Dear Earth Protectors,  In the face of the new administration coming into office in January with a stated position unsupportive of the UN Paris Agreement, the US Environmental Protection Agency and with campaign promises to increase coal and other fossil fuels, we are challenged to be mor...
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Posted by on in Animals
Ecotourism can provide the critical difference between survival and extinction for endangered animals, according to new research from Griffith University. Using population viability modelling, the Griffith team of Professor Ralf Buckley, Dr Guy Castley and Dr Clare Morrison has developed a method t...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
As the year draws to a close, Carbon Brief takes a look at 2015’s top climate stories through the medium of numbers. Here are our top 15. 1. 1.5 Degrees Celsius Limit Over the last 12 months, after years of taking the back seat, the idea of a 1.5C limit to global temperatures m...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world. An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep freeze...
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Posted by on in Animals
Pangolins are one of the planet's most unique and adorable species. The scaly, anteater-like creatures live in parts of Asia and Africa, and there's an entire task forcededicated to their protection. A popular Pokemon character, Sandslash, was even based on these "artichokes on legs." And...
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Posted by on in Animals
The past five mass extinctions on Earth were caused by large-scale natural disasters like meteors or enormous chains of volcanic eruptions, wiping out between half and 96% of all living species. But the modern mass extinction isn't being caused by a freak act of nature, the researchers say. It's be...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Somewhere around two hundred thousand years ago, a new primate emerges on Earth. "The members of the species are not particularly swift or strong or fertile," the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert writes in her new book, "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History." "They are, however, singularly reso...
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