More than a quarter of all mammals are threatened with extinction.
A group of researchers have studied data of 7000 species with the assistance of more than 70 organisations. Their report states that
The researchers say that one of the main causes of decreasing diversity is the increasing intensity of agriculture. The growth of food production has had a drastic effect on the wildlife of farmlands: between 1990 and 2010, the total agricultural area treated with pesticides has increased by 53 percent.
In addition, climate change has also impacted the UK: according to the British national meteorological service, the ten warmest years in Great Britain have all been recorded since 2002, and climate change has resulted in major changes to the country’s wildlife. For example, a number of species have been retreating further north year after year over the last decades.
Source: MTI – Hungarian News Agency/hvg.hu
For the first time ever, living polyps were discovered in Mediterranean coral colonies that were previously thought to be completely dead by researchers who published their finding in the periodical Science Advances.
The oceans play a very important role in controlling Earth’s climate. New research has shown that the planet’s five oceans absorb much more carbon dioxide, one of the gases responsible for the greenhouse effect, than previously thought.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Climatology, Israel’s average temperature has been rising continuously since the proclamation of the Middle Eastern state in 1948, but over the last thirty years the rate of warming has also increased.
Temperatures are rising much faster than the global average in the region of the Mediterranean Sea, and this represents a threat to the food and water resources of the region, researchers have warned in a new study.
The news about climate refugees are alternating sequences of frightening numbers and apocalyptic landscapes that obscure the real face of the problem: the disfigured human fates.
Between 1 May and 30 August, higher than ever temperatures have been measured in 29 countries, on almost 400 occasions in the Northern Hemisphere.
The French falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers has surveyed the glaciers of the Alps using a camera attached to a white-tailed eagle.
The ice floe that the German research boat will be attached to as it drifts around the Arctic for almost a year on the most important Arctic expedition ever has been selected.
Data from European climate researchers indicates that this year’s was the warmest September since the Copernicus Climate Change Service began keeping regular records of meteorological data in 1981.
If the current trend continues, oceanic wildlife is in grave danger.