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Extinction rates being altered by contemporary climate change


April 21st, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A study has found that contemporary climate change is affecting extinction rates.Local extinction rates of American pikas have increased nearly five-fold in the last 10 years, and the ... Read more...

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Moving species could save them, says expert


March 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A radical programme of 'assisted colonisation' to save species endangered by climate change is being proposed by a University of York scientist.Chris Thomas, Professor of Conservation Biology, said ... Read more...

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Ice-age reptile extinctions shed light on responses to climate change


December 10th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that a wave of reptile extinctions on the Greek islands over the past 15,000 years may shed light on how ... Read more...

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Plants that reproduce asexually prone to earlier extinction


November 9th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study claimed that plants that can pollinate themselves are vulnerable to extinction.The research believes that short-term perks of being able reproduce alone comes with a long-term ... Read more...

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One species becomes extinct every fortnight in England


October 5th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) England is losing a species every fortnight, according to a study.Previous studies focused on the historical loss of iconic species like birds and animals. But the Oxford University ... Read more...

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World needs a “barometer of natural life”, say scientists


April 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): A group of well-known scientists has warned that the world needs a "barometer of life" for the prevention of ecosystems and species being lost forever.In the journal Science, ... Read more...

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Humans driving extinction faster than new species can evolve


March 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): One of the world's experts on biodiversity has warned that humans are driving animals and plants to extinction faster than new species can evolve.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass wipeouts


November 21st, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): In a new research, a team of paleontologists has found that extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass extinctions.The research was conducted by Arnie Miller, University of ... Read more...

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Conservation targets too small to stop extinction


October 14th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study indicates that conservation biologists are setting their minimum population size targets too low to prevent extinction.The study, by University of Adelaide and Macquarie University scientists, ... Read more...

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Scientists warn of increase in species extinctions


October 12th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 12 (ANI): Scientists have warned of an alarming increase in the extinction of animal species, because of threats to biodiversity and ecosystems, like pollution, climate change and urban spread.According to ... Read more...

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How towns and cities cause extinction of local plants


October 9th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 9 (ANI): An international team of botanists has revealed how towns and cities cause the extinction of local plants.According to a report by BBC News, the team has compared extinction ... Read more...

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Animals that hibernate can avoid extinction


February 20th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): In a new study, it has been found that the reclusive behavior of many animals to hibernate can be a remarkably good way to avoid extinction for ... Read more...

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Mammals that hibernate or burrow are less likely to go extinct


January 29th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.29 (ANI): A new study published in The American Naturalist suggests that mammals that hibernate or that hide in burrows are less likely to turn up on an endangered species ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on extinction rates of species on islands


August 27th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): A new research has shed surprising light on the subject of extinction rates of species on islands, suggesting that diversity among animals on islands is on the ... Read more...

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Extinction most likely for rare trees in the Amazon rainforest


August 14th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Scenarios based on a neutral theory has suggested that rare trees in the Amazon rainforest are more likely to go extinct than common species.Common tree species in ... Read more...

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Are rare trees in Amazon rainforest on way to extinction?


August 14th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Common tree species will survive deforestation and road-building, but half of the rare trees in the Amazon could become extinct, Smithsonian scientists have warned. How resilient will natural ... Read more...

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Dying amphibians signal impending biodiversity crisis


August 13th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) An alarming decline in amphibian species signals an impending biodiversity disaster or a new mass extinction threatening the planet, according to University of California researchers. "There's no question ... Read more...

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Mass decline of frog populations a sign of global biodiversity disaster


August 13th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California, Berkley, US, have suggested that the devastating declines of amphibian species around the world are a sign of a large-scale biodiversity ... Read more...

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Earth may have little time left to stave off a potential mass extinction of its species


August 12th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): By studying huge die-offs of amphibians in the past, scientists have determined that the Earth may have little time left to stave off a potential mass extinction ... Read more...

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World is fast losing battle over tropical habitat loss


June 26th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 26 (ANI): A new review by University of Adelaide researchers has shown that the world is losing the battle over tropical habitat loss, with potentially disastrous implications for biodiversity ... Read more...

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New study to identify species prone to extinction under environmental change


June 14th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 14 (ANI): A new ecological study led by a University of Adelaide researcher would help identify species prone to extinction under environmental change, and species that are likely to ... Read more...

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16 shark species face extinction threat: study


May 23rd, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (IANS) As many as 16 out of 21 shark species are at a heightened risk of extinction because they are being increasingly targeted, according to a study. The study ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent of oceanic shark species threatened with extinction


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study has determined that over 50 percent of oceanic shark species are threatened with extinction.This international study, organised by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG), ... Read more...

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Gene from extinct Tasmanian tiger works in a mouse


May 20th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 20 (IANS) A gene extracted from the extinct Tasmanian tiger and inserted into a mouse - two widely disparate species - has, for the first time, been observed to be ... Read more...

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Focus on cute animals in extinction debate ignores invertebrates


April 2nd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that in the extinction debate, the focus is more on cute animals, thus ignoring issues like the threats faced by invertebrates and local extinctions. ... Read more...

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Temperature rise preceded four of the five mass extinctions


November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin
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