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Antarctic sea ice loss threatening emperor penguins

Loss of Antarctic sea ice due to climate change may cause a significant decline in the population of emperor penguins this century Continue reading “Antarctic sea ice loss threatening emperor penguins” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
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Eating less meat and efficient farming may help combat climate change

We need to eat less meat and recycle our waste to rebalance the global carbon cycle and reduce our risk of dangerous levels of climate change Continue reading “Eating less meat and efficient farming may help More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Extinction of woolly mammoths has `lessons for modern climate change`

Not long after the last ice age, the last woolly mammoths succumbed to a lethal combination of climate warming, encroaching humans and habitat change Continue reading “Extinction of woolly mammoths has `lessons More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011
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‘Hungry’ polar bears turn to ‘cannibalism’ for survival

Increasing number of polar bears, which otherwise hunt seals, are now resorting to attacking and eating their own kind in a bid to satiate their hunger Continue reading “‘Hungry’ polar bears turn to ‘cannibalism’ More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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Near-space lightning may impact climate

Newly captured super-fast, extremely bright lightning in the upper-atmosphere, dubbed ‘Sprites’, may play a vital role in climate and solar activity Continue reading “Near-space lightning may impact climate” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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Climate to change 100 times faster than species can adapt

Climatic change between now and 2100 will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which the species can acclimatise Continue reading “Climate to change 100 times faster than species can adapt” More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 5th, 2011
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Global warming triggers imbalance between fish and their parasites

Parasitic worms that infect fish and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction, grow four times faster at higher temperatures, have provided the first evidence that global warming affects interactions between More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 5th, 2011
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Tallest mountain peaks bear the brunt of climate change

Asia’s mountainous Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region, site of Mount Everest and many of the world’s tallest peaks, are extremely vulnerable to climate change Continue reading “Tallest mountain peaks bear More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 21st, 2011
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Climate change actually boosts human evolution

Climate change is actually beneficial for human evolution as it fosters better adaptation capabilities in us and forces us to move to new areas and work together Continue reading “Climate change actually boosts More...

By BioNews On Saturday, November 5th, 2011
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Plant biodiversity can promote climate change survival

The ability of a plant and its pollinator to survive rapid climate change depends upon the density and distribution of other species in the community, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Plant biodiversity More...