Climate Change - Page 5

  • The Status of Marine Mammals

    A new multinational study, the first global review of Arctic marine mammals, has assessed the status of all circumpolar species and subpopulations, and highlights the precarious state these animals are in.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th May 2015
  • Wild Yaks Climbing High

    Rising temperatures, combined with past hunting on the Tibetan Plateau of central Asia, is forcing female wild yaks onto steeper and steeper terrain.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th March 2015
  • Shrinking Range of the Pika

    Species can respond to increasing temperatures by moving upslope to higher elevations, however in many locations the mountains are just not high enough to provide a safe refuge.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th February 2015
  • Bleak Future for Rare Chimps

    Chimpanzees are under threat from many human activities there are only around 6,000 individuals of the Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzee subspecies are left in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 5th February 2015
  • Wolverines Face Courtroom Battle

    Their extremely low numbers mean that they are suffering from low genetic diversity, their habitat is being fragmented, trapping still occurs and human disturbance from snowmobiling and backcountry skiing disrupts denning wolverines.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th November 2014
  • Triple Threat to Seabirds

    Extreme weather, predation and human disturbance are all threats to sea birds up and down the UK coastline.

    By Alex Taylor on 10th September 2014
  • Fur Seal Misfortune

    Decades of in depth monitoring, alongside genetic analysis, has revealed that climate change and food availability are having a serious impact on a population of fur seals on South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th August 2014
  • Coral Reef Review

    As well as being a foundation for food webs and supporting a diverse array of species, coral reefs play an important role in protecting the shoreline from storms and surge water.

    By Alex Taylor on 31st July 2014
  • Endangered Emperors

    The Emperor Penguin is currently under consideration for inclusion under the US Endangered Species Act, and listing the species as endangered would reflect the seriousness of the threats it faces and the potential impact of its decline on the Antarctic ecosystem.

    By Alex Taylor on 10th July 2014
  • Cool Koalas Hug Trees

    Scientists believed that koalas hugged trees because that is where they eat and sleep but, as acacia leaves are inedible to the koala, they were actually leaving eucalyptus trees and hugging acacia trees in order to cool down.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th June 2014