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Humans' Over-Exploitation Causes Mass Extinction

Sumatran rhinoceros's horn is prized in China due to its supposed medicinal properties.  (Photo : Jean) A new study shows that ...

giovedì 18 agosto 2016

Werner Herzog: Humans May Become Extinct

Acclaimed movie director Werner Herzog says he believes the human race could die out if it doesn't face up to mankind's ecological mistakes.

Pesticides linked to extinction of wild bees

Neonicotinoid use can be linked to at least 20 per cent of local population extinctions of wild bees 

Bananas May Become Extinct In 5 Years

Although the banana is a common fruit, it is currently under threat from pesticides, say experts.

July 2016 The Hottest Month Ever Recorded

The hottest month since at least 1880 continues a streak of record-smashing temperatures.

sabato 13 agosto 2016

Humans' Over-Exploitation Causes Mass Extinction

Sumatran rhinoceros's horn is prized in China due to its supposed medicinal properties. 
(Photo : Jean)

A new study shows that human activity and its over-exploitation of wildlife resources affects severe wildlife extinction than climate change does.

Elephants on the path to extinction

Elephant habitats are under threat and their ivory becomes more valuable every year. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Extreme Weather Milestones

Aumenta la concentrazione media di CO2, i ghiacciai sono allo stremo e si amplificano gli episodi di siccità

mercoledì 27 luglio 2016

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction

All over the world species are becoming extinct at an astonishing rate, from 1000 to 10,000 times faster than normal. The loss of biodiversity has become so severe that scientists are calling it a mass extinction event.

Climate Change Inferno

Gli incendi che stanno devastando una vasta area della California a nord di Los Angeles. Migliaia di persone sono state costrette ad abbandonare le proprie case minacciate dal fuoco. 

lunedì 25 luglio 2016

Complete Ecosystem Collapse

Coral on reefs around Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef after the worst mass bleaching event in recorded history. Photograph: Justin Marshall/University of Queensland

Hottest June on record: 14-month global heat wave

The first six months of 2016 were the hottest ever recorded, NASA announced on Tuesday, while Arctic sea ice now covers 40% less of the Earth than it did just 30 years ago.

sabato 16 luglio 2016

WildScan app to fight animal trafficking

Photo: a game warden walks through rows of elephant tusks at the National Park of Zimbabwe headquarters in Harare, 02 June 2016 EPA/STR
A Khmer version of a smartphone app to help law enforcement deal with the illegal wildlife trade was launched yesterday.

venerdì 15 luglio 2016

Climate Change Inferno: 2,50,000 more deaths per year

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its latest assessment, has said that by 2030, approximately 2,50,000 more people will die per year due to climate change.

Beyond the "Safe Limit"

Animal and plant species are declining so quickly that world biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to threaten much of the planet’s ability to support humans, according to a major new study.

venerdì 1 luglio 2016

Evolution and Mass Extinction

Humans are also facilitating the rapid evolution and the emergence of new species, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen. As part of their report, the authors stressed that extinct wild species cannot simply be replaced with newly evolved ones, and that nature conservation remains just as urgent.

Penguin species in risk of extinction

A recent study has been focusing on a particular 

penguin species called Adélie who have been residing 

among the Antarctic glaciers for an estimated 45000 

years, according to National Geographic. Photo credit: 

Capital Wired

giovedì 23 giugno 2016

Sharkwater: Extinction

Famed Canadian documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart is best known for his films “Revolution” and “Sharkwater”, with the latter shining the spotlight on the plight of sharks being slaughtered so their fins can be used in shark fin soup.

May Breaks Heat Record for 13th Consecutive Month

Last month was the hottest May on record and marked the 13th consecutive month to break global temperature records, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

domenica 19 giugno 2016

First mammal extinction by human-induced climate change

The Bramble Cay melomys was wiped out by sea level rise, according to a new study

Giraffes are facing 'silent extinction'

Giraffes are facing a ‘silent extinction’ with just 90,000 animals still roaming the African plains, far fewer than the endangered African Elephant, a new documentary warns.

Highest carbon dioxide levels in 4 million years

Tourists cruise close to icebergs in the western Antarctic peninsula. Climate trackers said Antarctica's C02 levels have increased at a record rate and they’re set to stay above that level for many decades, if not centuries, depending on future fossil-fuel combustion. (Photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)

The concentration of heat-trapping CO2 pollution in the atmosphere has passed the 400 parts per million (ppm) threshold in Antarctica for the first time in at least 800,000 years, and possibly as long as 4 million years, scientists reported this week.

venerdì 10 giugno 2016

Terrifying rise in air pollution

Bronchitis and asthma are on the rise, fuelled by dirty air, and the most vulnerable people are children – whose lungs can be permanently stunted by early exposure to pollution – and the elderly. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Toxic air set to cause as many as 9 million premature deaths a year around the world in the next four decades, with economic costs rising to trillions a year.

giovedì 9 giugno 2016

Honey Bees Extinction

For an animal most humans take care to avoid, the humble honey bee plays a colossal role in all our lives. But both domestic and wild honey bees are nowdisappearing at an alarming rate, and the ripple effect of their disappearance will touch every corner of the world.

L'Artico si scalda due volte più in fretta del resto del Pianeta

La zona dell'Artico si riscalda a un ritmo due volte superiore al resto del Pianeta. È l'allarme lanciato da Greenpeace alla vigilia della giornata mondiale degli oceani in un rapporto di tredici pagine sul surriscaldamento dell'area del Circolo Polare. 

World Oceans Day

A man wades through rubbish floating on the Estero de Vitas estuary in Tondo, Manila, the PhilippinesNoel Celis/AFP
World Oceans Day, marked every year on 8 June, aims to remind people of the huge role our oceans play in everyday life. The seas are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe; and also its heart, the lifeblood of communities around the world.

sabato 4 giugno 2016

Illegal wildlife trade pushing species to extinction

The discovery of more than 40 dead tiger cubs in Thailand's Tiger Temple represents only a "tiny proportion" of the enormous extent of an illegal trade in wildlife that is "pushing species to the brink of extinction", the UNEP-UNODC said on Friday.

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