Biodiversity

Fossilized Wing Gives Clues About Labrador's Biodiversity During The Cretaceous

A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gda?sk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived around 100 million years ago.
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Forest Management That Factors In Stream Distance Would Help Protect Arthropods

The structure of vegetation and stream distance are important factors to consider in order to protect the biodiversity of forest arthropods, as stated in an article now published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management. The study concludes that...

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A Plan To Save Earth's Oceans

At least 26 per cent of our oceans need urgent conservation attention to preserve Earth's marine biodiversity, a University of Queensland-led international study has found.

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New Findings: 251.9 Million Years Ago Rapid Climate Change From Co2 Wiped Out 90% Of Species

By Jennifer Botha | – The end-Permian mass extinction is considered to be the most devastating biotic event in the history of life on Earth – it caused dramatic losses in global biodiversity, both in water and on land. About 90% of marine...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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"[t]he Biodiversity Heritage Library... Is Now Offering More Than 150,000 High-resolution...

"These public domain images belong to an archive of more than 55 million pages of literature about earth’s species of flora and fauna. They include animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and scientific research collected from...

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Global Relationships That Determine Bird Diversity On Islands Uncovered

It is known that biodiversity is unevenly distributed across the planet. But why do some islands such as the Galápagos and Hawaii harbour so many unique species of birds? In the 1960's, Robert MacArthur & Edward Wilson proposed what was to become a...
Related topics: Space

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Emergency Recovery Plan Could Halt Catastrophic Collapse In World's Freshwater Biodiversity

With biodiversity vanishing from rivers, lakes and wetlands at alarming speed, a new scientific paper outlines an Emergency Recovery Plan to reverse the rapid decline in the world's freshwater species and habitats—and safeguard our life support...

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'the World Must Act Boldly': 23 Former Diplomats Urge Global Leaders To Adopt Paris-style Agreement...

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAhead of government negotiations scheduled for next week on a global plan to address the biodiversity crisis, 23 former foreign ministers from various countries released a statement on Tuesday urging world leaders to act...
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Freshwater Insects Recover While Spiders Decline In Uk

Many insects, mosses and lichens in the UK are bucking the trend of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive analysis of over 5,000 species led by UCL and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The researchers say their findings...

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Biodiversity & Agriculture: Nature’s Matrix & Future Of Conservation

By Angus Wright, Ivette Perfecto and John VandermeerOAKLAND, California, Feb 18 2020 (IPS) When we were children, a long auto trip would require a stop every hour or so to clean the windshield of the insects that had been intercepted. Today’s...

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Indigenous Lands Ace Biodiversity Measurements

Across the board, indigenous-managed regions equal or surpass conventional conservation areas  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coral Reefs: Centuries Of Human Impact

Coral reefs account for one-third of all biodiversity in the oceans and are vital to humanity. But long-standing human stressors including agricultural run-off and overfishing and more recent ocean warming from climate change have all contributed to...
Related topics: Overfishing

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The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Snakes

A Michigan State University- and University of Maryland-led study featured on the cover of this week’s Science magazine should sound alarm bells regarding the “biodiversity crisis” or the loss of wildlife around the world. The loss...

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Macron Announces Measures To Protect Ice, Biodiversity Of French Mountains

French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a plan to protect glaciers and biodiversity in the French mountains. During a visit to the Alpine resort town of Chamonix on Thursday, Macron spoke of the importance of fighting climate change and...
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Climate-driven Farming 'frontiers' Pose Major Environmental Risks

Future farming in regions that were previously unsuitable for agriculture could significantly impact biodiversity, water resources, and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

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Disappearing Snakes And The Biodiversity Crisis

A new study should sound alarm bells regarding the 'biodiversity crisis' or the loss of wildlife around the world.

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One-third Of Plant And Animal Species Could Be Gone In 50 Years, Study Says

Accurately predicting biodiversity loss from climate change requires a detailed understanding of what aspects of climate change cause extinctions, and what mechanisms may allow species to survive.

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Biodiversity Offsetting Is Contentious -- Here's An Alternative

A new approach to compensate for the impact of development may be an effective alternative to biodiversity offsetting -- and help nations achieve international biodiversity targets. Scientists say target-based ecological compensation provides...

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New Research Shows That El Nino Contributes To Insect Collapse In The Amazon

Hotter and drier El Nino events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show.
Related topics: Amazon

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Study: El Niño Events Contribute To Insect Loss In Amazon

A dung beetle gathers a big ball of poop (Photo Credit: ranplett / iStock / Getty Images) Climate change strikes again: Hotter, drier El Niño events are stripping biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. A new study revealed that...
Related topics: Amazon, Science Photos

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