110,000 More Species at Risk Worldwide than Listed, Say Top Scientists

April 9, 2010 by  
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Images of uncommonly-considered rare and endangered species throughout. Photo via Wikipedia Scientists to Create “a Barometer of Life” According to scientists, the currently existing schemes that determine which species are at risk fall far short of what’s needed. They argue in a recent study published in the journal Science that a more accurate “barometer of life” is needed to help educate the world on how many species are truly threatened, and that right now, invertebrates, fungi, marine, and arid land species are highly overlooked.

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Aurora Borealis: Nature’s Holiday Light Display (Slideshow)

December 29, 2009 by  
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Image credit: nick_russill /Flickr Named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas , Greek for “northern wind,” the aurora borealis is more commonly known as the “northern lights.” “Polar lights,” however, is a more accurate name, as they occur in both the northern and southern hemispheres, but intensify with increasing proximity to the magnetic poles. There is a lot more to this seemingly magical phenomena than pretty lights

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation & Forest Degradation Overestimated by IPCC

November 4, 2009 by  
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photo: Wagner T. Cassimiro via flickr. New research published in Nature Geoscience shows that the oft-used figure for the contribution of deforestation towards total carbon dioxide is a bit too high.

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