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Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic

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  Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic. Scientists had believed that the animals would enter a … Continue reading

Satellites track snail disease risk

world's largest primate being wiped out by war

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent, San Jose Satellites track snail disease risk Scientists are tracking snails from space in a bid to combat the spread of parasitic disease in Africa. The satellite information is being used to predict where infections are likely to occur, enabling health agencies to better … Continue reading

A new type of refugee, wildlife refugees – 35,000 walruses – the largest ever recorded on land sign of warming Arctic

  A new type of refugee, wildlife refugees – 35,000 walrus – the largest ever recorded on land. Morgan Erickson-Davis, mongabay.com Additional material Mike Searle A mass of thousands of walruses were spotted hauled up on land in northwest Alaska during NOAA aerial surveys earlier this week. An estimated 35,000 walrus … Continue reading

The Arctic ice we all depend on is disappearing. Fast.

  The Arctic ice we all depend on is disappearing. Fast. In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating sea ice cover at the top of the world. The volume of that sea ice measured by satellites in the summer, when it reaches its … Continue reading

Living planet index

Living planet index From WWF Global The state of the world’s biodiversity appears worse than ever. Population sizes of vertebrate species measured by the LPI have halved over the last 40 years. The Living Planet Index (LPI), which measures trends in thousands of vertebrate species populations, shows a decline of … Continue reading

Living Planet Report

The Living Planet Report From the WWF Global The Living Planet Report is the world’s leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Knowing we only have one planet, WWF believes that humanity can make better choices that translate into clear benefits for … Continue reading

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years

World wildlife populations halved in 40 year By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index. The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more … Continue reading

Plastic from Banana Skins

  Plastic from Banana Skins – Google Science Fare What This Turkish Girl Did Will Change The Way You Think About Bananas Forever! It’s Something That will Make Turkey Really Proud! Meet 16 years old Elif Bilgin from Istanbul Turkey. She is the winner of the Scientific American Science in … Continue reading

Antarctic fur seals feel climate impacts

Antarctic fur seals feel climate impacts By Jonathan AmosScience correspondent, BBC News   Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists. Three decades of data show the females of this species are being born smaller, and those that do survive to motherhood are … Continue reading

Northwest Passage voyage of scientific discovery

Northwest Passage voyage of scientific discovery By Mark KinverEnvironment reporter, BBC News A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland. During the voyage, they will collect data on weather conditions, wildlife, phytoplankton levels and microplastic. The eight-strong crew … Continue reading

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