species extinctions

‘Loss of biodiversity rivals climate change impact’

May 3rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Loss of biodiversity seems to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, says a new study.The study is ... 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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Google’s web page ranking algorithm can detect critical species in ecosystems

September 4th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): Google has developed an algorithm for ranking web-pages, which can be used to determine which species are critical for sustaining ecosystems.The algorithm, known as "PageRank", can be applied ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions triggered mass extinctions, climate change

June 5th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions in ancient times triggered rapid climate change and mass extinctions, by ejecting colossal volumes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. "We have carefully dated minerals contained ... Read more...

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No hard evidence for claims on decline of tropical forests

January 8th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): New research carried out by University of Leeds has found that claims of the tropical forests declining cannot be backed up by convincing evidence.The study, which was published ... Read more...

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UN report on global warming warns of irreversible impacts unless action taken

November 17th, 2007 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A report by the United Nations has called for an immediate plan of action to prevent the worst predicted effects of global warming coming to pass. Made by ... Read more...

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