Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs | Jan. 20, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals biodiversity fossils

A third of tropical African plants face extinction

An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: plants biodiversity tanzania

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: biodiversity insects

'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees

Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.

By Helen Briggs | Sept. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment nature biodiversity

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