News tagged with mediterranean climate

An invasive Asian fly is taking over European fruit

Coming from the Asian continent, Drosophila suzukii has only been in Spain for a short time. Far away from slipping through into the Iberian Peninsula, it accelerated towards the north of Europe where it has ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Ecology
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Europe faces extinction of many species, EU says

(AP) -- The Iberian lynx that prowls the grasslands of southern Spain. The Mediterranean monk seal swimming waters off Greece and Turkey. The Bavarian pine vole that forages in the high meadows of the Alps.

dateMay 16, 2011 in Ecology
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Snakes may be in decline worldwide: study

Distinct populations of snake species on three continents have crashed over the last decade, raising fears that the reptiles may be in global decline, according to a study published Wednesday.

dateJun 08, 2010 in Ecology
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One in six Mediterranean mammals face extinction

One in six Mediterranean mammals is threatened with extinction at the regional level, mainly due to the destruction of their habitat from urbanization, agriculture and climate change, nature body IUCN said ...

dateSep 15, 2009 in Ecology
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Rainfall to decrease over Iberian Peninsula

Scientists have recorded a decline in winter precipitation over the past 60 years in Spain, and they now forecast that precipitation will also decrease in spring and summer. A team from the Pyrenean Institute ...

dateJul 23, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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California's drought-resistent gardens are hot

Even grinding recession has not undone growth in one corner of California's drought-parched landscaping sector, where Robert Cornell has spent more than two decades fine-tuning climate friendly gardens.

dateMar 16, 2009 in Ecology
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