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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #33

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What to do at the Bird Fair on Friday 09:30 Wild Justice the first six months – Ruth Tingay (Harrier) 11:30 Wild China – Sichuan’s Birds – Tim Melling (Harrier) 13:00 Best days ever: the World Series chaired by Chris Goodie (Events Marquee) OR The Red Kite –…

Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island.

White raven sightings keep Vancouver Island mystery alive

When photographer Mike Yip saw a flash of white on Vancouver Island in British Columbia in late May, the bright movement looked familiar. It wasn’t the first time he had seen white ravens. This time, the rare birds were two…


New information on tropical parasitoid insects revealed

(University of Turku) The diversity and ecology of African parasitoid wasps was studied for over a year during a project run by the Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku in Finland. Parasitoid wasps are one of the animal groups that are the most rich in species. However, the tropical species are still very poorly known. Understanding the diversity of parasitoid wasps inhabiting rainforests is important, because tropical biodiversity is dwindling at an accelerating rate.

Chinese Scientists Warn Of Global Cooling In New Study

A new study has found winters in northern China have been warming since 4,000BC – regardless of human activity – but the mainland scientists behind the research warn there is no room for complacency or inaction on climate change, with…

DNA tests of UK waters could help catch invasive species early

(University of Southampton) A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters of southern England, using a technique that could help the early detection of non-native species if adopted more widely.