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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 for modern climate change`” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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Neither climate nor humans alone caused Ice Age mass extinctions

An inter-disciplinary team from more than 40 universities around the world have put an end to the controversial single-cause theories of Ice Age mass extinctions Continue reading “Neither climate nor humans More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Swimming jellyfish may play key role in climate change

Swimming jellyfish and other marine animals, which help in mixing warm and cold water in the oceans, may influence global climate by increasing the rate at which heat can travel through the water Continue reading More...