News tagged with extinction of species

Extinctions reduces speciation

The same factors that increase the risk of species extinctions also reduce the chance that new species are formed. This is concluded by two biologists at Umeå University. Their findings are published in ...

Apr 04, 2014
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Agency says shark population is stable

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that the northeastern Pacific Ocean population of great white sharks is not in danger of extinction and does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species ...

Jun 30, 2013
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Surprise species at risk from climate change

(Phys.org) —Most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently conservation priorities, according to an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) study that has introduced a ...

Jun 19, 2013
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NASA image: Agricultural fires in Africa

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite detected dozens of fires burning in central Africa on June 03, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn ...

Jun 03, 2013
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Cheetahs in race to survive

The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,000 years ago.

Apr 24, 2013
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Reverse extinction: Should we redo the dodo?

Woolly mammoths stomp through the Siberian tundra as the giant moa strides the forest floor of New Zealand and Tasmania's dog-like "tigers" stalk their prey under the cover of night. This is not a snapshot ...

Apr 22, 2013
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New research reveals how elephants 'see' the world

Think Elephants International, a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote elephant conservation through scientific research, education programming and international collaborations, today announced ...

Apr 19, 2013
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