Plants and animals share response to climate change

Plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe, a new study finds.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity climate-change conservation plants temperature

Farms with diverse crops protect animals and the climate

Farms with diverse crops can protect endanged species and biodiversity while also standing up better to the effects of climate change, researchers say.

Stanford
March 24, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture biodiversity climate-change conservation sustainability

Here’s the right way to move a group of giraffes

Conservationists often translocate giraffes to establish new populations. Two new studies offer insight on what's needed to best ensure success.

Gail McCormick-Penn State
March 19, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation ecosystems genetic-diversity

‘Fatal attraction’ may keep small predators in check

In a kind of "fatal attraction," small predators drawn to kill sites for leftover scraps may get killed themselves when big predators return for seconds.

Michelle Ma-Washington
March 18, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology biodiversity conservation predators prey

Birds indicate homogenization’s threat to biodiversity

"One of the most critical and conspicuous ways that diversity is changing is by changing the distribution of species across space." Bird "census" data indicate the risks.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL
March 6, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity birds conservation land

Super popular weed killer threatens biodiversity

Roundup, one of the world's most popular weed killers, can make ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change.

McGill University
March 2, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture biodiversity climate-change evolution pesticides plankton

Vanishing snakes highlight the biodiversity crisis

After frogs in protected area of Panama died off en masse, the snakes that ate them began to disappear, too. It shows the extent of our "biodiversity crisis."

Layne Cameron-Michigan State
Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment amphibians biodiversity conservation extinction predators snakes

1 in 3 plants and animals could be extinct in 50 years

Unless global warming declines, extinction is in store for as many as one-third Earth's species of plants and animals worldwide.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona
Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity climate-change conservation extinction plants

Global map highlights fish genetic diversity hotspots

A new map that tracks the genetic diversity of freshwater and marine fish offers another tool to protect species around the world.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity conservation fish freshwater maps oceans

Report: Movies can thrive without white male lead actors

A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business diversity gender money movies race-and-ethnicity

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