Climate Change - Page 4

  • Finding New Homes Won’t Help Emperors

    Many species can migrate to avoid the effects of climate change but a new study has shown that, while finding new homes may help Emperor penguins in the short term, by the end of the century their populations will face devastating declines.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th June 2017
  • Iconic Penguin Faces Extinction in New Zealand

    New Zealand’s iconic Yellow-eyed penguins could be extinct by 2060, according the the latest research, which shows that rising sea surface temperatures, fishing nets, toxins and habitat degradation are all to blame.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th May 2017
  • Desert Songbirds At Risk in a Warming Climate

    Songbirds in the desert of the southwestern United States are being put at greater risk of death by dehydration and mass die-offs due to projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves, thanks to climate change.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th April 2017
  • Link Between Amphibian Disease and Climate Change

    New research has been published that shows that climate change will make the impact of the chytrid fungus disease worse. Already at high altitudes, frogs and toads are being infected at increasingly high rates.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th November 2016
  • Impact of Climate Change on Primates

    The world’s populations of monkeys, apes and lemurs will be seriously affected by climate change, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Primatology.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd August 2016
  • Climate Change’s First Mammalian Victim

    The Bramble Cay melomys will go down in history, as it is the first mammal to become extinct due to human-induced climate change.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th June 2016
  • Climate Change Turns Up the Heat on Koalas

    Climate change is causing temperatures to rise and, in places where they are already high, may cause these areas to become inhospitable to wildlife.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th June 2016
  • Population Decline of Antarctic Seabird

    Since 2005, the population of Giant Petrels has halved from over 5,800 nesting birds to around 2,600 in the South Orkney Islands.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th January 2016
  • How Climate Change Affects Seabirds

    This bird is an endangered species in Norway, with numbers plummeting from around 160,000 pairs in the 1960s to just 15,000 breeding pairs today.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd July 2015
  • Drilling the Arctic

    Federal scientists estimate that the Arctic region contains up to 15 billion barrels of oil. Burning this, however, could release an additional 15.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – the equivalent to all US transportation emissions over a nine year period.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th May 2015