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Guest blog – The (new) M4 is no more! by Ian Rappel

Ian Rappel is a conservationist and activist of 25 years. He’s currently Chief Executive for Gwent Wildlife Trust, and lives in Talgarth on the northern fringes of the Black Mountains. In March 2017 he wrote a guest blog here entitled…

Carpet weavers of Himachal Pradesh an unusual casualty of global warming – Livemint

KANGRA: You will not find anyone here, they left last month,” said Ramesh Chand about other shepherds in his mountain village. At 49, Chand is among a handful of men left in Kareri, near the town of Dharamshala in Himachal…

Can coral species in Jordan save other reefs from global warming? – Euronews English

Scientists in Jordan have discovered that corals in the Gulf of Aqaba are resisting the rise in water temperatures. Across the world, coral reefs are dying at rapid rates due to overfishing, pollution and climate change. It’s estimated that half…

Spy-Satellite Images Reveal How Climate Change Is Rapidly Melting the Himalayan Glaciers – The New Yorker

Over the last several years, on Mt. Everest, veteran alpine guides have reported seeing an increasing number of human skeletons and frozen corpses. One guide named Gelje Sherpa told the Times that when he first summited, in 2008, he found…

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Dynamic collaboration behind new research into best way of using biologging tags

Methods used to design F1 cars and spacecraft have played a crucial role in new research into the tags used to track animal movements. Ecologists teamed up with aerospace colleagues to find the best way to reduce the drag of biologging tags — the recording devices used to track animal movements and behavior.

Retracing ancient routes to Australia

(Flinders University) New insights into how people first arrived in Australia have determined the likely routes travelled by Aboriginal people tens of thousands of years ago along with the sizes of groups required for the population to survive in harsh conditions.

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Is the Arabian Sea no longer pacific?

Cyclone patterns and occurrence over India’s western sea show a change and recent data suggests that the previously calm body of water has also started receiving tropical cyclones of high intensity in a small time interval

Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report

Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a lack of genetic diversity can increase the risk of extinction.