Being one of the culprits of global warming and climate change, carbon dioxide is again creating another strain of problem to the marine ecosystem, specifically to the fish. But this time, it's not about warming the seas but impairing their sense that can eventually lead them swimming toward their predators.
Poaching is usually the reason why wildlife population, especially those that are of high market value, decreases exponentially. With their by-products demanded by consumers, or by being a potential pet, the animals are always in the light of danger. But this is not the case of snow leopards. Though partly correct, a recent study found out that what actually endangers snow leopards is the retaliation of nomad communities.
When speaking about chromosomal count, it is but an unusual event to have one species bearing more than once set of chromosomes. But through time and due to the development and diversion and converging of species, there are cases that chromosomal count may go beyond the normal. What's more interesting is that a new study found out about the "existence" of two extinct frog species' chromosomes found to be the structural make-up of one frog species--the African clawed frog!
Despite the worldwide campaigns on forest conservation and log bans to promote carbon sinks and help resolve the global warming and greenhouse gas issues, a study from Switzerland chose to take a different path. Instead of keeping the trees, harvesting them was the provided option, and they also did the explanations in terms of carbon emissions.
Scientists have just discovered a breakthrough on how the issue can be resolved, and that's through topping some seaweeds over your livestock's regular meal.
Just recently, New Zealand's independent environmental watchdog of the Parliament has released a report regarding the emissions of the agricultural sector of their country and this has been urging the government to take the lead in resolving the issue. But despite the report's call for their attention, NZ's Environmental Minister Nick Smith still refused in giving his comments.
While in the midst of the Habitat III conference in Ecuador, world leaders are expected to reach consensus on a 20 year urban development plan termed "New Urban Agenda." The 24-page document will be discussed among the presidents, vice presidents and ministers of the attending UN state members which will hopefully lead to sustainable cities in the future.
Last Sunday, the oldest panda in captivity, Jia-jia has finally rested on the age of 38. Said panda was the record holder last year as the oldest panda alive and now Hong Kong's Ocean Park has stated through their chairman Leo Kung Lin-cheng that they will surely miss Jia Jia who is already considered as a part of their family.
Infestation of pests are usually observed on monoculture or farm fields growing only one type of crop. Barely does this happen on fields with a variety of plants but this is usually left unconsidered through the years. Now, scientists have found another key factor on how diversity plays crucial role in preventing pestilences.
After the resounding clamors on cutting down CO2 emisions to save our planet from getting warmer, a global deal between more than 150 countries has agreed to limit hydrofluoro carbons (HFCs) to combat climate change.
Creating ladders to possibly reach Mars in the future, China will be sending two taikonauts (or corresponding to astronauts) outside the earth this Monday to stay at the previously launched Tiangong 2-- their currently operating space laboratory.
A recent study led by the University of Southampton says possible new evolutionary trajectories may happen, primarily attributing the event to shipments, that may later on produce "new" species and a different kind of global change.
Tropical rainforests are considered the climax stage of forest and the richest in biodiversity compared to other biomes. These forests are under the many pressures of degradation such as deforestation, and now conversion for agricultural purposes has been inching through.
Aside from the sweet tooth's cravings and that nice feeling while munching on a bar of chocolate, experts have now more evidences that chocolates are not only good for speaking your heart out, but keeping it healthy as well.
On the countdown of US President's Obama's regime, recent report has underscored the current Administration's performance and "Business-As-Usual" undertakings despite commitments and pledge given to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Disclosing records, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) declared that the Obama Administration has already offered more than 250 Million acres of land and offshore for lease to companies for coal, oil and gas extraction.