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He's sitting behind a wooden table piled with a dozen tilapia and Nile perch at the market in Katoro, a roadside town in northern Tanzania. The fish--a staple of the Tanzanian diet--came in that morning from Lake Victoria, an hour's drive north. ...
Maintaining genetic diversity within the world’s food supply is vital to ensuring that humankind can preserve crop yields and adapt to climate change
, however, a warming world places diversity at risk, a paper from the UN’s Food and Agriculture ...
It was no surprise, but on Friday both NASA and NOAA announced that last year-2014-was the warmest on record. The year bested out both previous record holders, 2005 and 2010. According to NOAA, 2014 was 0.69 degrees Celsius (1.24 degrees ...
Last year was the hottest on earth since record-keeping began in 1880, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring warnings about the risks of runaway greenhouse gas emissions and undermining claims by climate change
contrarians that global ...
It`s not often that the climate change
deniers get clobbered three times in just two days. But that`s what happened with the release of a trio of new studies that ought to serve as solid body blows to the fading but persistent fiction that ...
Human activities have "dangerously compromised" four of the nine processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet, warns an international team of researchers .
In a study published online today, the 18 authors, from ...
A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.“We may be sitting on a precipice ...
and high rates of extinction
s of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, said a scientific report card about mankind`s impact on nature.
In a new study published in the journal Science, an ...
Early one December morning, Chris Langdon, a biological oceanographer at the University of Miami, zipped up his wet suit and dropped overboard just off Key Largo to inspect a section of Florida's ailing coral reef. His living "laboratory," 15 ...
Although most of us worry about other things, climate
scientists have become increasingly worried about the survival of civilization. For example, Lonnie Thompson, who received the U.S. National Medal of Science in 2010, said that virtually all ...
Researchers have found that a Rocky Mountain mustard plant alters its physical appearance and flowering time in response to different environmental conditions, suggesting some species can quickly shape-shift to cope with climate change
We were just trying to help. Turns out the efforts of humankind to save beavers from extinction
over the past century have had an eco-unfriendly side effect: The animals, whose population has rebounded, are contributing to climate change
Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change
and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...
Basically, a lot of death, both human and otherwise.
In case you haven't had a chance to read through the UN's huge recent report on climate change
--over 2,000 pages long, and based on 9,200 peer-reviewed studies--a new interactive site ...
Language the United States and China struck last month to iron out their decades-long dispute over which countries should act first to tackle climate change
could serve as a model for the gridlocked international negotiations, China's top climate
Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida) could soon get a critical habitat more than twice the size of California within the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Under rules (pdf) proposed this week by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the ...
December`s here and snowshoe hares are putting on their white winter coats as they`ve done for countless generations. But because climate change
is transforming their environment much faster than evolution can react to it, the species is ...
These Arizona-dwelling birds will be big winners -- or losers -- by the end of this century, due to climate change
and habitat degradation caused by land use change
-- Black-throated sparrow: Breeding range projected ...
The two-week United Nations climate
conference in Peru, which begins Monday, is the final pit stop before Paris in 2015, where negotiators aim to strike a deal obligating, for the first time, all countries to combat climate change
If humans are driving earth’s sixth great extinction
event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb. Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate change
and our ...
One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly. I froze, not knowing what to do. Since I was naked, my options were limited. I slowly turned my head and looked off ...
A color-changing rabbit once found hopping through fields and forests across Michigan has become so rare, hunters choose not to shoot it.
Not since the mid-1990s has a customer asked White Lake taxidermist Doug Ellis, 51, to mount a ...
In the summer of 2013, seven American hikers set off on a two-week expedition through Canada`s Arctic tundra. The plan was to experience a pristine landscape rarely seen by humans and, if they were lucky, catch a glimpse of the region`s polar ...
Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are pushing wild species towards extinction
A species of Malaysian microsnail has been declared “extinct” in the latest Red List of ...
Two American scientists have just sought to find a way of answering the ultimate global warming question: how long can any species last once it has discovered how to exploit fossil fuels and change
the conditions under which it first ...