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Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:24

Despite the increasing public awareness of the dangers of illegal poaching on endangered animal species, the number of animals that are poached around the world seems to be increasing according to recent reports. The incessant selfishness of human beings has threatened the survival of wildlife animals. The animal which is getting close to the verge of extinction is the rhinoceros.

Fish from acidic ocean less able to smell predators

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 21:09

Researchers have said that fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor are less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs.

`Leaked` IPCC report warns of `devastating rise of 4-5 C`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:52

A new leaked report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) reportedly warns that the temperature could increase by about 4 to 5 degree C, compared with pre-industrial levels, if no action is taken to halt it.

UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:49

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:51

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth`s climate.

Evolutionary distinctness can help save birds from extinction

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 03:40

Scientists said identifying evolutionary distinctness of birds will help them save birds from extinction.

Scientists unearth over 500-mln-year old rare fossilized embryos

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:54

Researchers at the University of Missouri have unearthed rare fossilized embryos which they believe is more than 500 million years old.

US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 01:21

A small team of US Marines are to head soon to Chad`s Zakouma National Park to train local forces in the fight against the poaching threatening the area`s elephant herds.

Waste food affecting bird health: Bird lovers

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:57

Birds of different species in the national capital region, that is home to over 500 avian species, are suffering because of the waste food being fed to them, as it is against their dietary habits, experts said here.

Wildlife still suffers four years after BP oil spill

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 09:58

Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group said today.