User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
Last updated: Sep 23 2017 01:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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From ocean to ozone, the limits of our planet 23.9.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Transformative changes must be considered to keep Earth safe for the future
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“Law of the land must be upheld, as many species are on the verge of extinction”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 22.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the need for spreading awareness and sensitization on crimes against wildlife, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the law of the land must be upheld, since many species are on the verge of extinction.
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Increasing carbon level paves way for global mass extinction by 2100: Study 21.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The last such event, known as the CretaceousTertiary extinction, occurred about 66 million years ago
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Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified 21.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The study found that small horned frogs, with head width of about 4.5 centimetre (cm), can bite with a force of 30 newtons (N) or about three kilogrammes (kg).
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'Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified' 21.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
A large, now extinct, frog species that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs, a study suggests. Researchers studied the bite force of South American horned frogs from the living genus Ceratophrys, known as Pacman frogs for their characteristic round shape and large mouth, similar to the video game character Pac-Man. Scientists, including those from University of Adelaide in Australia, found that living large South American horned frogs have similar bite forces to those of mammalian predators. "Unlike the vast majority of frogs which have weak jaws and typically consume small prey, horned frogs ambush animals as large as themselves including other frogs, snakes, and rodents," said Marc Jones, researcher at the University of Adelaide. "And their powerful jaws play a critical role in grabbing and subduing the prey," said Jones. The study found that small horned frogs, with head width of about 4.5 centimetre (cm), can bite with a force of 30 newtons ...
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Global mass extinction date predicted! 21.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
While many scientists argue that the sixth mass extinction has already begun, the total number of species that have disappeared from the planet comes nowhere near the most apocalyptic events of the past and the rate of species loss is comparable.
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Australia's smallest endangered species at extinction risk 19.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Australia's smallest endangered species are at the greatest risk of extinction due to an imbalance in conservation funding and awareness campaigns, a study revealed on Tuesday.
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Size matters: Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction 19.9.2017 BusinessLine - News
Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction, but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers said today.For big c...
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Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study 19.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Large vertebrates – or animals with a backbone – are often fished, hunted, trapped, poached or killed as unintentional bycatch.
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Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction: Study 19.9.2017 DNA: India
Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction -- but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers said. For big creatures -- including whale sharks, Atlantic sturgeon, Somali ostriches, Chinese giant salamanders and Komodo dragons -- people are the top threat to their survival, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. Large vertebrates -- or animals with a backbone -- are often fished, hunted, trapped, poached or killed as unintentional bycatch. "Many of the larger species are being killed and consumed by humans," said lead author William Ripple, a distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University. "About 90 per cent of all threatened species larger than 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) in size are being threatened by harvesting," he said. Meanwhile, threats to the smallest animals -- those weighing less than about three ounces (77 grams) -- are also quite high, ...
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Snow leopard now no longer endangered 19.9.2017 TOI: Home
New data taken through 2016 prompted the reclassification of the snow leopard from the endangered list to the vulnerable category. The difference means, simply, that the animals have gone from “very high risk“ to “high risk“ of extinction in the wild. But the snow leopard can still face a decline of 10% or more over the next three generations in its habitats.
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Jacqueline Fernandez announces The Body Shop's Bio-Bridge project in India 17.9.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi , September 17 : A British cosmetics and skin care company, along with its brand ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez, has announced its bio-bridge project in India.
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Footage of rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya will awe you! - Watch 16.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Villagers near the forest alerted rangers of Hirola Conservation Program, who took a video of these rare species and published it on YouTube in August.
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The obstinate yellow bug 15.9.2017 HBL: Home
The ‘peeli cab’ has been declared an extinct species several times over, but this vanishing breed endures, even if doomed by Bengal’s work culture
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Poaching pushes waterfowl species to brink of extinction 13.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Crossing national and international boundaries, millions of migratory birds descend on India to avoid the extreme winter chill in their native habitats. Many of them never return to their breeding grounds, say ornithologists.
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Tie-up to restore elephant corridors in Meghalaya 12.9.2017 BusinessLine - National
India is getting a slice of American cosmetics and perfumes major Body Shop’s scheme to develop 75 sq km of “biobridges” across the globe. The company on Tuesday announced plans to develop 1.8 sq km o...
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Fossilised hair five times rarer than feathers: Study 10.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Despite being an important tool for understanding ancient species, fossilised hair is five times rarer than feathers, new research has found.
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Third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070: Study 8.9.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The diverse group of organisms includes tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice, fleas and other pests - most of which are best known for causing disease in humans, livestock and other animals.
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The world is facing a global sand crisis 8.9.2017 Latest News
Sand and gravel are now the most-extracted materials in the world
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By 2070, a third of animal parasites may be extinct: Study 7.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
One in three animal parasites, one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth, may face extinction by 2070, as a result of global climate change, a study has warned.
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