News tagged with habitat changes

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.

Oct 13, 2010
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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 ...

Nov 29, 2010
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What can plants reveal about global climate change?

Recently, climate change, including global warming, has been a "hot" news item as many regions of the world have experienced increasingly intense weather patterns, such as powerful hurricanes and extended floods or droughts. ...

Jul 26, 2013
3.9 / 5 (13) 2 | with audio podcast

Future grim for 'biggest and most magnificent' trees

Across the world, big old trees face a dire future globally from agriculture, logging, habitat fragmentation, exotic invaders, and the effects of climate change, warn leading scientists in an article published this week in ...

Dec 07, 2012
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The overlooked effects of global change

Although the Earth is in the midst of one of the largest and most rapid ever reductions in biological diversity, we may be overlooking some of the most important aspects. That's the conclusion of a new path-finding ...

Sep 13, 2013
4.6 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Climate change models may underestimate extinctions

Predictions of the loss of animal and plant diversity around the world are common under models of future climate change. But a new study shows that because these climate models don't account for species competition ...

Jan 04, 2012
4.8 / 5 (8) 6 | with audio podcast