News tagged with habitat changes

Native groups sue over polar bear critical habitat

(AP) -- Alaska Native groups worried about losing tax revenues and royalties from oil development filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the federal government's designation of critical habitat for threatened polar bears on ...

dateMay 14, 2011 in Ecology
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Planting trees arrests koala decline, study finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Sydney researchers have gained a rare insight into the habits of koalas, discovering simple tree planting may be the solution to expanding their habitat and allowing their populations ...

dateMay 02, 2011 in Ecology
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Earth Day? In Texas, it's for the birds

Team Sapsucker sped away in a minivan moments after midnight on Earth Day, ears perked and binoculars in hand, in a race to identify a US record number of bird species in a 24-hour period.

dateApr 22, 2011 in Ecology
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Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Global warming devastated tropical rainforests 300 million years ago. Now scientists report the unexpected discovery that this event triggered an evolutionary burst among reptiles -- and ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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UN meeting aims to set species-saving goals

(AP) -- An international conference aimed at preserving the planet's diversity of plants and animals in the face of pollution and habitat loss begins Monday in Japan, facing some of the same divisions between ...

dateOct 17, 2010 in Ecology
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Time to find a second Earth, WWF says

Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth's natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs by 2030, the WWF said on Wednesday.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Environment
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Not enough hours in the day for endangered apes

A study on the effect of global warming on African ape survival suggests that a warming climate may cause apes to run 'out of time'. The research, published today in Journal of Biogeography, reveals that rising temperatures and ch ...

dateJul 22, 2010 in Ecology
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