It seems the most endangered mammal on earth, a species of freshwater dolphin from the Yangtze River in China, is now extinct. That's the conclusion from a group of specialists who recently spent six weeks searching for the dolphin, also known as … [Read more...] about The Loss of the Baiji
Archives for December 15, 2006
Hi Jennifer, Globally grain stocks have shrunk to levels not seen since the early 1970s. Now to most this may seem like a seemingly unimportant fact. But this reality needs to be put into perspective. In 1970 when the world was feeding itself out … [Read more...] about The Great Grain Drain: A Note from Aaron Edmonds
While groups like the Wilderness Society run advertisements suggesting that in western Queensland and New South Wales broadscale tree clearing is a major environmental threat, many local landholders argue the problem is quite different. They claim … [Read more...] about Under Threat in Australia, Grassland Birds?
There have been calls for the sacking of the chancellor of British Columbia's Thompson Rivers University, Nancy Green Raine, after she suggested on a Canadian breakfast show last week that: "In science, there's almost never black and white. We don't … [Read more...] about Beware Global Warming: Two Days Before The Day After Tomorrow
GENEVA, 14 December (WMO) – The global mean surface temperature in 2006 is currently estimated to be + 0.42°C above the 1961-1990 annual average (14°C/57.2°F), according to the records maintained by Members of the World Meteorological Organization … [Read more...] about The Status of Global Climate in 2006: Press Release from the WMO