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A Collection of News by Moos
  • 201529NovSun

    Paris emissions reduction pledges reduce risks of severe warming, study sho...

    | News biodiversity

    More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week in the COP21 to create a durable framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. A key p...
  • 201522NovSun

    New method to repair elephant tusks has been developed

    | News zoos

    Besides education, conservation and recreation, scientific research belongs to Birmingham Zoo mission fundaments, as do all self-respecting zoos. Although most research that is funded, supported or dr...
  • 201521NovSat

    Climate change most serious threat to Polar Bear, says new assessment

    | News biodiversity

    A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest up...
  • 201518NovWed

    Greater biodiversity makes ecosystems more resistant to climate change

    | News biodiversity

    Can biodiversity help protect ecosystems in unusual climatic events? Given the continued extinction of species and climate-change associated with increasingly extreme and sudden changes in the weather...
  • 201513NovFri

    Extinction can spread from predator to predator, researchers have found

    | News biodiversity

    The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have confirmed. A ground-breaking study published online on 12 N...
  • 201507NovSat

    Cougars likely to recolonize middle part of U.S. within the next 25 years

    | News biodiversity

    A ground-breaking new study shows that cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are likely to recolonize portions of habitat in the middle part of the United States within the next 25 years. I...
  • 201531OctSat

    Conservationists warn Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction

    | News biodiversity

    Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red...
  • 201530OctFri

    Evolution can happen much faster than thought, chicken study reveals

    | News evolution

    A new study of chickens overturns the popular assumption that evolution is only visible over long time scales. By studying individual chickens that were part of a long-term pedigree, the scientists le...
  • 201527OctTue

    African lion populations face 50 percent decline in next 20 years

    | News biodiversity

    A new study shows that lion populations in much of Africa are in rapid decline. The study estimates that lion numbers in West and Central Africa are declining sharply and are projected to decline a fu...
  • 201525OctSun

    Climate change could push snow leopards over the edge

    | News biodiversity

    Urgent international action must be taken in the face of climate change to save the snow leopard and conserve its fragile mountain habitats that provide water to hundreds of millions of people across...
  • 201518OctSun

    Secrets of female African lion reproduction revealed

    | News zoos

    For the first time ever, zoos will have access to the most comprehensive information about female African lion reproduction as the result of an eight-year study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biolo...
  • 201511OctSun

    Chernobyl turns out to be safe haven for wildlife, researchers find

    | News biodiversity

    A team of international researchers has discovered abundant populations of wildlife at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear accident that released radioactive particles into the environment and for...


    Nasa's State of Flux shows our ever changing world


    In celebration of this year's Earth Day on April 22, NASA's Webby Award-winning Global Climate Change website, http://climate.nasa.gov , has unveiled a new version of its popular image gallery, "State of Flux."

    The gallery, which can be found at http://climate.nasa.gov/sof , presents stunning images, mostly from space, of our ever-changing planet, chronicling changes taking place over time periods ranging from days to centuries.

    Each image pair in the continuously updated gallery highlights before-and-after impacts of change, including the destruction wrought by extreme events such as wildfires and floods, the retreat of glaciers caused by climate change, and the expanding footprint of urban areas due to population growth.

    It underscores how fragile and interconnected our planet is, and how it is constantly changing. With this new version of the gallery, we want people to be better able to immerse themselves in the images, and gain that sense of perspective

    The redesigned gallery, which currently features more than 160 comparison views, is now organized and sortable by categories, including ice, human impact, water, land cover and extreme events. A selection of some of the Global Climate Change website team's favorite images is highlighted in a new "Top Picks" category.

    Another new feature is a map view, which places each image into its geographical context. Guests can zoom in to specific locations on the map, or select by region, and see where particular changes are taking place around the globe. They can also share links to each image set and download high-resolution versions of the images.

    "Seeing our planet from space gives us a global view that we can't get elsewhere," said Amber Jenkins, editor of the Global Climate Change website, who established the gallery in 2009.

    NASA's Global Climate Change website is devoted to improving the public's understanding of Earth's changing climate, providing easy-to-understand information about the causes and effects of climate change and how NASA studies it. For more on NASA's Earth Science activities, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/index.html.


    The above news item is reprinted from materials available at ScienceDaily. Original text may be edited for content and length.

    (Source: Sciencedaily, 20.04.2012)

    UN Biodiversity decade

    Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

    Tiger range countries map


    "Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.


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