The world population will reach 9.9 billion in 2050, up 33 percent from an estimated 7.4 billion now, according to projections included in the latest World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).
Forty years of unrest in Afghanistan left wildlife ecologists uncertain whether one of the region's rare sub-species of red deer, the Bactrian deer (Cervus elaphus bactrianus), had survived in the country. But recently, for ...
Poor countries to bear brunt of climate change despite emitting least CO2
Although sperm whales have not been driven to the brink of extinction as have some other whales, a new study has found a remarkable lack of diversity in the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA within the species.
Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common believe that has now been disproved by researchers of the Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna. In a study published in Nature Communications ...
New research in north-central Mongolia illuminates the effects of global climate change on certain vulnerable species of salmon.
Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the USA.
The Balearic shearwater, Europe's most endangered seabird, is 'on the road to extinction', according to an international team of scientists.
A ballooning world population, projected to hit 10 billion around 2060, is raising public concerns, according to a new study by the University of Southampton.
By 2050, the global population is expected to increase to 9.6 billion people. The world will need more nutritious, affordable, and environmentally sustainable food—exactly what the EU funded project PROTEIN2FOOD has committed ...