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Climate change warming world's lakes at alarming rate

Climate change warming world's lakes at alarming rate

Climate change is warming lakes around the world at an alarming rate, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, says the largest study of its kind led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Earth's first ecosystems were more complex than thought

Earth's first ecosystems were more complex than thought

Some of the first large organisms on the Earth formed ecosystems that were much more complex than previously thought, an analysis of the feeding habits of a 555-million-year-old organism revealed.

Mass extinctions hit large vertebrates hardest

For animals, being huge comes at a price as a new study has found that mass extinctions don't favor large vertebrates.

Here's how global warming is affecting crop nutrient quality

Here's how global warming is affecting crop nutrient quality

A new study has suggested that increased carbon dioxide levels in air, due to global warming, restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients.

Here's how shrinking habitats put world ecosystems at risk

Here's how shrinking habitats put world ecosystems at risk

A new study has revealed that shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems.

Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

Climate change threatens world's iconic ecosystems

 Without better local management, world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.

Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems

As much as 70 percent of existing forest lands are within a half-mile of the forest edge, meaning they are prone to harm from encroaching urban or agricultural influences, warns a new study.

Climate-warmed leaves change ecosystems: Study

Climate-warmed leaves change ecosystems: Study

Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and in the process our food supply chain and appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes these leaves fall into, finds a new study.

`Nasty` termites` dirt mounds help prevent spread of deserts

"Not all termites are pest" because a new research has revealed that dirt mounds made by termites are crucial to stopping deserts from spreading into semi-arid ecosystems.

Manage Himalayan ecosystems to reduce effects of climate change: Javadekar

Managing Himalayan forest ecosystems on a trans-boundary scale is a must to reduce the effects of climate change, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said here.

31 endangered species added to UN protection list

The 11th Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has ended in Quito with a decision to include 31 endangered species in its list, the executive secretary of the convention, Bradnee Chambers, said.

Global alliance commits $80m to save world`s wild cats and ecosystems

Many environmental philanthropists have agreed to provide funding to change the course of wild cat protection through Panthera, an organization dedicated to ensuring safety to wild cats through scientific leadership and conservation action.

520-mn-yr-old shrimp-like creatures filtered food like modern whales

Newly discovered fossils of a huge shrimp-like creature that lived 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian filtered food just like modern whales.

Vanishing large carnivores threaten ecosystems

In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, wolves, otters and bears is changing the face of landscapes.

Scientists call for climate change warning mechanisms

With climate change impacting human infrastructure and ecosystems, scientists are stressing on early warning systems to prepare for sudden changes.

New monkey species that purrs like a cat discovered

A new species of monkey that purrs like a cat is among 441 new species of animals and plants discovered over a four year period in the vast, under-explored Amazon rain-forest.

Microscopic life discovered in oceanic crust

A team of researchers has discovered an entire ecosystems teeming with microbes in the bottom of the deep ocean.

Human impacts on natural world `underestimated`

Two accepted principles of how ecosystems naturally operate could be overshadowed by the importance of human activity, a study has claimed.

Biodiversity protects amphibians against diseases and deformities

The richer the assortment of amphibian species in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities.

Biodiversity loss impacts ecosystems as much as climate change

Loss of biodiversity apparently impacts ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study.