Earth & Environment


Climate Change in ‘Real-Time’: Beaufort Sea Ice Fracturing (+Video)

April 3, 2013, 11:22 am

As the Beaufort Sea ice fractures extensively, climatology PhD student and professor Paul Beckwith says “This is abrupt climate change in real-time.”

Before Dinosaurs’ Era, Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Mass Extinction

March 29, 2013, 6:33 pm

More than 200 million years ago, a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species, marking the end of the Triassic period and the onset of the Jurassic.

The Last Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

March 29, 2013, 6:13 pm

“Overfishing of sharks is now recognized as a major global conservation concern, with increasing numbers of shark species added to the IUCN’s list of threatened species.”

Shark Species Added to the List of Protected Species

March 25, 2013, 10:25 am

The world’s major international wildlife conference approved a proposal to regulate international trade of sharks in a historic move as the conference wrapped up in Bangkok [...]

Polar Bears Waiting Longer for Winter Ice

March 19, 2013, 8:00 pm

Polar bears in western Hudson Bay are struggling with sea ice that doesn’t last long enough due to climate change, according to a new study.

Coral Care Needed to Restore Tsunami Wrought Reefs

March 19, 2013, 7:20 am

In September 2010, The Andaman Resort commissioned a survey of the Andaman Reef platform.

Small Win for Big Fish: Convention Moves to Protect Sharks

March 18, 2013, 6:52 pm

Each year around 100 million sharks are killed for their fins.

Earthquakes Turn Water to Gold But Don’t Hold Your Breath

March 18, 2013, 5:44 am

Earthquakes turn water to gold over hundreds of thousands of years according to a new study by Nature Geoscience.

Bat-eating Spiders All Over the World, Except Antarctica

March 17, 2013, 9:14 am

Bat-eating spiders are more common than previously known by biologists, according to a study published March 13.

Cyberlinguistics: Recording the World’s Vanishing Voices

March 15, 2013, 5:25 am

Of the 7,000 languages spoken on the planet, Tembé is at the small end with just 150 speakers left.

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