species loss

Save 587 sites to save life, urge scientists

October 26th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) With animals and plants disappearing fast, scientists have made a plea to save 587 sites around the globe that are home to 920 species on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Loss of species is ‘wake up call’ to humanity, warns UN

January 11th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 11 (ANI): The United Nations has warned that the on-going loss of species should be considered as a wake-up call, as it affects human well-being around the world.Eight years ago, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

11 goals for India in International Year of Biodiversity

January 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India has 2.4 percent of the world's land area but 7-8 percent of its plant and animal species, making it one of the 16 "megadiverse" countries. In ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Host species’ extinction could make parasites jump onto alternative hosts

June 2nd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that when host species go extinct, their parasites could switch onto alternative hosts which in turn could increase the rate of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Current mass extinction spurs major study of which species to save

October 22nd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The Earth is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction of both plants and animals, which has spurred a study by biologists at UC (University of ... Read more...

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Mystery of 252 million yr old massive global extinction event solved

October 2nd, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Calgary has solved the mystery of the massive global extinction event 252 million years ago, by discovering that the shorelines of ancient ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nature loss could halve living standards for the worlds poor

May 30th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): An environmental review, headed by an Indian, has concluded that damage to forests, rivers, marine life and other aspects of nature could halve living standards for the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Biodiversity another issue where Merkel and Bush differ

May 30th, 2008 - 9:06 am ICT by admin
DPA Bonn, May 30 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President George W. Bush are good friends on a personal level. The two leaders also share a similar conservative Christian outlook, but ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Merkel urges ‘trailblazing decisions’ at biodiversity conference

May 28th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bonn (Germany), May 27 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday urged a key UN conference on preserving biodiversity to take "trailblazing decisions" to halt global species loss. "I am convinced that we ... Read more...

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‘Don’t let invasive biofuel crops attack your country’

May 21st, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
Bonn, May 21 (IANS) Countries should avoid planting crops for biofuels that stand a high risk of becoming invasive species, according to a report released here Wednesday. The Global Invasive Species Programme ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biodiversity significantly enhances ecosystem’s productivity

April 25th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 25 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists at the Brown University , has shown that more plant diversity notably enhances an ecosystem's productivity.The scientists, who conducted the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New satellite images reveal a shrinking Amazon rainforest

April 18th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): New high-resolution satellite images released by an agency of the Brazilian government have revealed a shrinking Amazon rainforest.According to a report by ENN (Environmental News Network), deforestation ... Read more...

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