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Monday, May 20, 2013
Climate change, not humans, may be behind demise of gigantic animals
A new research has challenged the claim that humans were primarily responsible for the demise of the...
Dinosaurs` lineage traced to Tanzania, Zambia
Newly discovered fossils from 10 million years after the mass extinction reveal a lineage of animals...
Cheetahs in race to survive
The cheetah, the world`s fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,00...
Humans triggered extinction of nearly 1000 bird species
Human colonisation of the remote Pacific islands may have spawned the global extinction of nearly 1,...
Mass extinction in the Pacific due to humans
The arrival of human beings in the Pacific including New Zealand led to a rapid mass extinction of a...
Mega-volcanoes might have led to pre-dinosaur mass extinction
Scientists believe that a set of gigantic volcanic might have eruptions resulted in the disappearanc...
Lizards facing mass extinction from climate change: Study
Climate change could see dozens of lizard species becoming extinct within the next 50 years, a new r...
Almost half of Africa`s lions facing extinction: Report
Almost half of Africa`s wild lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 yea...
Almost half of African lions facing extinction
Nearly half of Africa`s wild lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 yea...
100 million sharks killed every year
Sharks need to be better protected or many species could face possible extinction, as nearly 100 mil...
Nineteen per cent world reptiles at risk of extinction
London: A fifth of the world`s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, scientists h...
Supervolcano forming under Pacific could wipe out life
Life on Earth could be facing threat from a catastrophic "supervolcano" which seismologists believe ...
Hunting drove Tasmanian tiger to extinction
Bounty hunting and not disease drove the Tasmanian tiger, a predator native to Australia, to extinct...
Lack of food `not behind extinction of Saber-toothed cats`
Saber-toothed cats and American lions were not driven to extinction by lack of food, a new study has...
Ups and downs of biodiversity after mass extinction unveiled
Marine animal groups like ammonoids and conodonts already peaked three or four million years earlier...
`Permian mass extinction triggered by microbe`
A humble microbe, instead of a devastating meteorite or a catastrophic volcanic eruption, wiped off ...
Research foretells bleak future for mammals
A higher fequency of extreme conditions such as cyclones and droughts, spurred by climate change, co...
`Polar bears could be extinct in 25 years`
For a millennium, the majestic, lily-white polar bear has lorded over the frozen wastes of the Arcti...
Climate change can lead to extinction of Arabica coffee before end of 21st century
Climate change alone could lead to the extinction of wild Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) well befor...
World’s first family tree for all living birds unveiled
British scientists have created the world’s first family tree linking all living birds, revealing wh...
Pembroke Welsh Corgis face extinction: Report
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the breed favoured by the Queen, has been placed on a watchlist of endange...
Extreme heat caused massive die-off 250m yrs ago
For five million years after the worst mass extinction in Earth`s history, much of the planet was si...
Primates need urgent conservation from getting extinct: Report
Mankind`s closest living relatives, the apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates, are on the brink o...
Protection of threatened species to cost $5bn
Researchers have estimated that reducing the risk of extinction for threatened species and establish...
Delhi in all-out bid to save ‘state bird’ sparrow from extinction
Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi have taken the initiative to adopt the house sparrow as the...
Vultures in South Asia face imminent extinction
No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if no immediate steps are taken for the...
Melting sea ice may drive polar bears to extinction
Polar bears could soon disappear from parts of the Arctic due to global warming, a climate-change ex...
100 threatened animals, plants face extinction by 2020
An international consortium of more than 8,000 scientists has called for urgent help to save Earth`s...
Huge volcanic eruptions killed ocean life before extinction of dinosaurs
Dinosaur die out might have been the second of two closely timed extinctions, according to a new Uni...
Butterflies `at greater risk of extinction than tigers`
Bumblebees, beetles and butterflies are more endangered than lions and tigers, a new study has warne...
`Demise of one carnivore leads to extinction of another`
Scientists have previously put forward the theory that when a carnivore becomes extinct, other preda...
Seahorses could wipe out in 10 years due to illegal poaching
Seahorses could face extinction in 10 years due to illegal use in Chinese medicine market.
Laughing gas may have caused the end of Ice Age
It`s no laughing matter! Nitrous oxide commonly known as laughing gas may have brought the last grea...
Madagascar lemurs on verge of extinction
The lemurs of Madagascar - known for their haunting cries and reflective eyes - are the most endange...
Amazon deforestation hurtling doomed species to ``brink of extinction``
The destruction of parts of the Brazilian Amazon has threatened scores of rare species doomed to dis...
Earth took `10 mn yrs to recover from greatest mass extinction`
It took almost 10 million years for Earth to recuperate from the greatest mass extinction of all tim...
Japan `may face extinction in 1000 years`
Japanese researchers have unveiled a population clock that shows that the nation’s people could theo...
Japan `may face extinction in 1,000 years`
Academics said that Japan’s population of children aged up to 14 is shrinking at the rate of one eve...
Numbers `don’t always guard against extinction risk`
Greater numbers help the species survive a major extinction event but, surprisingly, do not confer a...
24 newly discovered lizard species face extinction
Half of the 24 new lizard species known as skinks, all discovered on the Caribbean islands, may be c...
Diversity `helped mammals’ survival over deep time
Diversity is the mammal’s best defense when it comes to adapting climatic changes.
`Dinosaurs put eggs in wrong evolutionary basket`
The fact that land-bound dinosaurs laid eggs is what sealed their fate of mass extinction millions o...
Habitat loss and tropical cooling could be behind mass extinction
The second-largest mass extinction in Earth’s history coincided with a short but intense ice age dur...
14 bird species on verge of extinction in India
At least 14 species of birds from India are on the verge of extinction due to poaching, over use of ...
`Mammoths’ extinction caused by human activity`
The last known population of woolly mammoths died out likely because of human activity or environmen...
Sex-addicted Bonobo apes on brink of extinction
Bonobo apes, which often have sex every few minutes, are now staring extinction in the face.
Sawfish `use Wi-Fi to find prey`
Sawfish senses electric fields to find prey, contrary to the widely held perception that they only f...
Hundreds of tropical bird species at risk of extinction
Researchers have cautioned that up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could beco...
Habitat loss drives Sumatran tiger to verge of extinction
Destruction of vegetation is driving Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction, WWF researchers say.
Scientists find clue to Neanderthal extinction
Researchers, studying ancient DNA, have suggested that most Neanderthals were largely extinct 50,000...
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