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January 9, 2013
South China Sea ecological balance in peril

2012-12-26 From APDF staff reports. Environmentalist warn that heavy commercial fishing, poorly planned land use and forms of destructive resource raids including mass fish poisoning, oil exploration and coral reef extraction are depleting sea life in the South China Sea and surrounding waters. [Nguyen Van Long/United Nations Environment Program] Triggered by a decade of […]

November 14, 2012
Lifestyles of the species-rich and famous

 November 13, 2012. Below is a guest post (her first!) by Dr Emily Darling, about one of the 17 chapters of her PhD dissertation: The ongoing loss of coral cover and flattening of reef architecture is leading to dramatic and drastic changes for coral reef ecosystems. But not all reef-building corals are affected in […]

August 24, 2011
Planet Earth is home to 8.7 million species, scientists estimate

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, Tuesday 23 August 2011 22.00 BST Latest bid to count and catalogue the living world is billed as the most accurate yet, but only a tiny proportion is known to science Humans share the planet with as many as 8.7 million different forms of life, according to what is […]

One in 10 Species Could Face Extinction

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011) — One in 10 species could face extinction by the year 2100 if current climate change impacts continue. This is the result of University of Exeter research, examining studies on the effects of recent climate change on plant and animal species and comparing this with predictions of future declines. Published in […]