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Major increase in numbers of whales and dolphins stranded on UK beaches, figures show

Major increase in numbers of whales and dolphins stranded on UK beaches, figures show

Posted Thu, 09 Dec 2010 08:27:01 GMT by David Hewitt

The number of whales and dolphins being beached along the UK coastline has soared dramatically over the past few years, the latest statistics show. Britons are being called upon to watch out for stranded whales and dolphins as conservationists look to explain the ongoing rise in the number being washed onto the nation's beaches..

Major increase in numbers of whales and dolphins stranded on UK beaches, figures show

Experience the Wild Wonders of Europe in stunning photographs

Experience the Wild Wonders of Europe in stunning photographs

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Win a beautiful book as a prize in Earthtimes' first competition. Wild Wonders of Europe is the world's biggest nature photography conservation project ever. Sixty-nine top nature photographers were sent on 125 assignments to 48 countries, visiting nature reserves.

Experience the Wild Wonders of Europe in stunning photographs

Brown Bears versus Polar Bears

Brown Bears versus Polar Bears

Posted Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:11:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The bleak future for polar bears as global warming encourages brown bears to range further north. Something that is not widely realised is that polar bears only evolved as a distinctive species as recently as 200,000 years ago during the Pleistocene.

Brown Bears versus Polar Bears

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Posted Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:33:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Incredibly, whales sing at the same wavelength as the neutrinos emitted by distant stars. Worldwide, physicists and marine biologists are sharing subsea recording facilities, and now anyone with a computer can listen in to the deep sea from home.

Listen Live to whale song from your PC

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:05:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

At this week's International Tiger Forum in Saint Petersburg an important alliance was formed that will help not just tigers but a range of endangered species across the globe. A Letter of Understanding signed at the Forum brings into effect the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).

Tackling Global Wildlife Crime

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:08:01 GMT by David Hewitt

Though a number of domestic nations may be protecting and replanting natural forest at home, many are fuelling reforestation elsewhere as their timber imports increase in volume.

Developing nations exporting deforestation

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:50:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Polar bears populations in Hudson Bay, Canada are placed under pressure this winter as the annual ice formation is nearly one month late. The delay in the annual winter ice that forms along the west coast of Hudson Bay has meant that hundreds of polar bears are facing potential starvation.

Polar bears starvation risk as Hudson Bay ice is late arriving

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

Posted Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:52:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Scientists recently dining at a restaurant in Vietnam have come across an undiscovered species of lizard being cooked up for dinner, Leiolepis ngovantrii.

New species of lizard being served up in Vietnamese restaurant

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Posted Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:00:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Big cats are killed for skins, paws, heads and other body parts. Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China's shared borders play a crucial role facilitating the deadly illicit trade in tigers and other endangered species.

Markets on Myanmar border are illegal trade gateway for tiger parts

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Posted Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:49:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A recent report highlights concerns that parasitic sea lice found in fish farmed salmon is now plaguing wild salmon populations. The authors of a report recently published in The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences conclude that salmon farms are the main source of the sea lice that have been discovered on wild salmon throughout the coast of British Columbia.

Sea lice from farmed salmon infesting wild salmon in British Columbia

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:28:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

The european otter (Lutra lutra) is making a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction in England's waters. The Environment Agency now believes that England's otter population will have made a full recovery within the next twenty years.

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:33:04 GMT by Louise Murray

New research puts the entire life cycle of coral reefs at risk from acidification of the oceans. This is the first study to look at the impact of acidifying oceans on the reproductive cycle of corals, though its disastrous effects on the ability of marine creatures to build their calcium carbonate skeletons and shells is well known.

Ocean acidification threat to coral reproduction

Whales suffering sunburn in Gulf of California

Whales suffering sunburn in Gulf of California

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:01:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

Scientists working in the Gulf of California have found whales exhibiting the type of sun damage typically associated with sunburn in humans. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B., also found that this sun damage is worsening over time.

Whales suffering sunburn in Gulf of California

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