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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

Bats ‘fly by polarised light’

  Bats ‘fly by polarised light’ By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News   Bats use the pattern of polarised light in the evening sky to get their bearings, according to a new study. As well as having unusual echolocation skills and their own magnetic compass, bats are now the … Continue reading

Chimpanzee language: Communication gestures translated

    By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Researchers say they have translated the meaning of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate. They say wild chimps communicate 19 specific messages to one another with a “lexicon” of 66 gestures. The scientists discovered this by following and filming communities … Continue reading

Brazil’s logging sector is full of crooks – and the Amazon is paying the price

From Greenpeace.org Posted by Richardg – 7 May 2014 at 3:05pm The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing. Pará state is the largest timber producer and exporter in the … Continue reading

The Animals of Chernobyl

From The New York Times Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the animals and plants of Chernobyl, Ukraine. His findings are concerning, though predictable.  Mousseau has discovered that the area is taking longer to recover than thought, which is having a devastating effect on … Continue reading

Orang-utan using sign language

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How sloths breathe upside down explained by scientists

From the BBC A Swansea University team has found out how sloths are able to spend up to 90% of their lives hanging upside down yet continue breathing normally. The research found the mammals, which live in the rainforests of south and central America, have a way of fixing their … Continue reading

Mystery of ‘ocean quack sound’ solved

By Rebecca Morelle Global science correspondent, BBC News The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound heard in the ocean has finally been solved, scientists report. The noise – nicknamed “the bio-duck” – appears in the winter and spring in the Southern Ocean. However, its source has baffled researchers for decades. … Continue reading

Ocean Acidification Can Mess w…

Ocean Acidification Can Mess with a Fish’s Mind: Scientific American http://t.co/GLgS39BI via @sciam Continue reading

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