Climate Change

  • Drying wetland Drives Muskrat Decline

    46 years worth of satellite imagery has shown that Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta has been slowly drying. This has driven the decline of the muskrat, and may have repercussions for the many species that prey on it.

    By Alex Taylor on 24th January 2019
  • Trees Moving Up… Towards Extinction

    In response to climate change, tropical trees are migrating upslope. However, research has found that their movement is not fast enough to avoid a loss of biodiversity and even extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th January 2019
  • Protected Areas Help Birds Adapt to Climate Change

    A study in Finland looking at changes in bird populations has revealed that protected areas help to slow down the north-bound retreat of species as the planet warms due to climate change.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th December 2018
  • Mountain Species Pushed Higher and Higher

    The first review of mountaintop species and their response to climate change has found that for every one degree Celsius increase in temperature, species shift 100 metres upslope.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd September 2018
  • Limiting Climate Change Means Greater Survival

    The first study to explore how limiting climate change to a 1.5oC rise in temperature would benefit species throughout the world has found that the vast majority would survive, especially insects.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd July 2018
  • Marine Protected Areas Threatened by Ocean Warming

    The species that currently inhabit Marine Protected Areas will be unable to tolerate the rising ocean temperatures that climate change will bring, according to new research.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th July 2018
  • Wildfires May Cause Harm to Orangutan Health

    Human activity has resulted in an increase of wildfires in Borneo, which may cause long-term health problems for endangered orangutans due to smoke inhalation.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th May 2018