Tuesday 21 October, 2014

‘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’ for survival” »  More...

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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...

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
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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...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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Forests not adapting to climate change

More than half of eastern U.S. tree species aren’t adapting to climate change as quickly or consistently as predicted, according to a new Duke University-led study Continue reading “Forests not adapting More...