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Everglades National Park dead trees and grasses.

Ecosystems facing 'double whammy' due to increasing impacts of drought

Trees and plants across the world are increasingly in “recovery mode” after a drought, a new study says, and they’re taking longer to bounce... Read More

Drought | Aug 9. 2017.
J3YNRW Male Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) perched on a branch feeding on a caterpillar in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Migrating birds can’t keep up with an earlier spring in a changing climate

Migrating birds might not be able to fly home fast enough to meet shifts in springtime in Europe driven by climate change, new research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Aug 7. 2017.
Fiji Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus)

Rising seas threaten scores of species on Pacific islands with extinction

The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skink. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelet’s giant rat. ... Read More

Wildlife | Jul 13. 2017.
Minke whale

Factcheck: Whale strandings and offshore windfarms

Last Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea. ... Read More

Factchecks | May 26. 2017.
African penguins on the sandy beach. African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus) also known as the jackass penguin and black-footed penguin. Boulders colony. Cape Town. South Africa

Climate change and fishing lay ‘ecological trap’ for African penguins

Climate change and commercial fishing are luring endangered African penguins into an “ecological trap” that threatens their survival, a new study... Read More

Marine life | Feb 9. 2017.
Willow warbler

Double threat to UK's birds and butterflies from climate change and land use

In the UK, rising temperatures are making life increasingly uncomfortable for species of wildlife better adapted to cooler climes. A new study offers... Read More

Wildlife | Jan 11. 2017.
A scientist studies the mosquitos that transmit the Zika virus.

Zika outbreak ‘fuelled by’ El Niño and climate change

The combination of a strong El Niño event and human-caused climate change created optimal conditions for the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in... Read More

Public health | Dec 19. 2016.

Guest post: How data is key to conserving wildlife in a changing climate

A guest article by Dr Mark C. Urban, Director of the Institute of Biological Risk and associate professor in the department of ecology and... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 14. 2016.
Laysan Albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis flying over the sea

The albatross, El Niño and climate change: a tale of mixed fortunes

Originally a good luck omen for seafarers, but now more often a metaphor for the cursed, a new study hints at which could be more fitting for how... Read More

Wildlife | Jun 8. 2016.
Bird flying over sea towards offshore wind farm in uk

UK can decarbonise without harming nature, says RSPB

The UK can hit its climate targets without harming its wildlife, according to a new report from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). ... Read More

UK policy | May 24. 2016.
Aedes aegypti mosquito in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Climate change to widen range of disease-carrying mosquitoes, says study

Infectious diseases, such as dengue and the Zika virus, could spread to new parts of the world as mosquitoes expand their habitats in a warmer, wetter... Read More

Public health | Apr 28. 2016.
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