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Snowshoe hares.

Animals with white winter camouflage could struggle to adapt to climate change

Animals that turn white in the winter to hide themselves in snowy landscapes could struggle to adapt to climate change, research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Feb 15. 2018.
Amazon rain forest afire. Credit: Stock Connection Blue / Alamy Stock Photo BNX7RP

Carbon emissions from Amazon wildfires could ‘counteract’ deforestation decline

The loss of carbon from wildfires fuelled by drought could “counteract” efforts to cut deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, research suggests. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Feb 13. 2018.
Polar bear with a GPS-equipped video camera collar, on the sea ice of the Beaufort sea.

Polar bears could be struggling to catch enough prey, study shows

Polar bears could be failing to hunt enough seals to meet their energy demands, new research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Feb 1. 2018.
Saw-billed Hermit from the Atlantic Rainforest of SE Brazil. Credit: Octavio Campos Salles / Alamy Stock Photo FFKGJY

Rainforests: Scientists concerned climate change is altering the tropical life cycle

Climate change could be causing shifts to the natural cycle of life in the tropical rainforest, scientists have suggested. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Jan 30. 2018.
BDDR6F Flooded rainforest floor in the wet season. Feargus Cooney / Alamy Stock Photo

Climate change and deforestation threaten world’s largest tropical peatland

Just over a year ago, scientists announced the discovery of the world’s largest intact tropical peatland in a remote part of the Congo’s vast... Read More

Plants and forests | Jan 25. 2018.
Measuring trees in Borneo.

Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests

Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and droughts caused by El Niño events, a new... Read More

Plants and forests | Dec 19. 2017.
Floodplain in the flooded Amazon forest in Mamiraua Book

Guest post: Trees are the dominant source of methane emissions in Amazon wetlands

Prof Vincent Gauci is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Open University. ... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 4. 2017.
coral reef at the Palmerston Atoll

Rapid CO2 cuts could allow some cool-water corals to adapt to global warming

Some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are found in cooler parts of the tropics. These corals may be able to adapt to rising temperatures if... Read More

Marine life | Nov 1. 2017.
Greater bamboo lemur, here resting on a giant bamboo, CREDIT Jukka Jernvall

Climate change threatens the survival of Madagascar’s bamboo lemurs

Climate change could threaten the food supply of bamboo lemurs, new research finds, leaving the animals vulnerable to starvation. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 26. 2017.
DY14PF BANGLADESH District Bagerhat , cyclone Sidr and high tide destroy villages in South khali, distribution of relief goods

Study: Ending extreme poverty and limiting warming to 2C still possible

Bringing “extreme” poverty to an end will not jeopardise the chances of limiting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, a new study... Read More

People | Oct 24. 2017.
Loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean

In-depth: How will climate change affect animal sex ratios?

From habitat loss to extreme weather events, the world’s wildlife faces a list of challenges as a result of climate change. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 23. 2017.
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