Monday, 25 November 2013

‘Forest Giraffe’ Now Endangered: Okapi Populations Drop 50 Percent in 18 Years

‘Forest Giraffe’ Now Endangered: Okapi Populations Drop 50 Percent in 18 Years





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/25/okapi-endangered/

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday Species Snapshot: Rothschild’s Giraffe

Sunday Species Snapshot: Rothschild’s Giraffe





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/24/sunday-species-snapshot-rothschilds-giraffe/

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Deadlock in fractious climate talks

UN talks on climate change taking place in Warsaw have been extended as delegates remain deadlocked on key issues.

via BBC News - Science & Environment http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25067180#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa Label: Climate Change

Friday, 22 November 2013

Hope for climate talks' final hours

Negotiators were preparing for a long final session at the National Stadium in Warsaw as UN talks on climate change crawled to a conclusion.

via BBC News - Science & Environment http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25054376#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa Label: Climate Change

The Incredible Mr./Mrs. Limpet: The Endangered, Sex-Changing Sea Snail

The Incredible Mr./Mrs. Limpet: The Endangered, Sex-Changing Sea Snail





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/22/sex-changing-sea-snail/

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

VIDEO: How to rear genetically modified flies

VIDEO: How to rear genetically modified flies

Researcher Martha Koukidou from Oxitec explains how to rear GM fruit flies in preparation for the first European field trial of the insects.



via BBC News - Science & Environment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24958489#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Company bids to trial GM insects

Company bids to trial GM insects

UK company awaits a decision on its application to carry out the first European field trial of a genetically modified insect.



via BBC News - Science & Environment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24958488#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UN talks locked on 'loss and damage'

UN climate negotiations are bogged down in a dispute over who will take legal responsibility for the loss and damage caused by climate change.

The rich countries that caused the problem, and continue to cause the problem MUST accept their liability. Emerging economies that 
are increasing their CO2 emissions are doing so mainly to satisfy demand from wealthy countries for cheap products manufactured offshore to reduce their own carbon footprint. 

The growing inequality between rich and poor must be rebalanced, we cannot shirk our responsibilities. 



via BBC News - Science & Environment http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25010515#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa Label: Climate Change

Monday, 18 November 2013

Conservation’s Holy Grail: ‘Asian Unicorn’ Sighted in Vietnam

Conservation’s Holy Grail: ‘Asian Unicorn’ Sighted in Vietnam





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/18/holy-grail-asian-unicorn/

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Species Snapshot: Jackass Penguin

Sunday Species Snapshot: Jackass Penguin





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/17/sunday-species-snapshot-jackass-penguin/

Typhoon shows need for action - DEC

The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has urged countries to take urgent action on climate change, as UN talks enter their second week.

via BBC News - Science & Environment http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24975106#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa Label: Climate Change

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

How the Western Black Rhino Went Extinct

How the Western Black Rhino Went Extinct





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/13/western-black-rhino-extinct/

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunday Species Snapshot: Sociable Lapwing

Sunday Species Snapshot: Sociable Lapwing





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/10/sunday-species-snapshot-sociable-lapwing/

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Beautiful but Rarely Seen Cat Species Photographed in Borneo [Video]

Beautiful but Rarely Seen Cat Species Photographed in Borneo [Video]





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/07/bay-cat-borneo-video/

Fossil fuel subsidies 'are reckless'

A new study suggests the world is spending seven times more money subsidising fossil fuels than fighting climate change in developing countries.

via BBC News - Science & Environment http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24833153#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa Label: Climate Change

Sunday, 3 November 2013

A fine day for shooting elephant

 See it yonder, by those trees.

Now to sneak up on it, ready to shoot.


What a beast! Wouldn't that head look fine mounted on the wall?








And with the final shots, the elephant is captured in pixels for eternity.




Sunday Species Snapshot: White-Cheeked Gibbon

Sunday Species Snapshot: White-Cheeked Gibbon





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/03/sunday-species-snapshot-white-cheeked-gibbon/

Friday, 1 November 2013

How Much Did the U.S. Spend on the Endangered Species Act in 2012?

How Much Did the U.S. Spend on the Endangered Species Act in 2012?





via Scientific American Blog: Extinction Countdown

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/11/01/endangered-species-act-2012/