The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change? BY David Derbyshire Sun 25 Feb 2018 08.00 GMT Last modified on Wed 21 Mar 2018 There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in … Continue reading The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

The Sahara Desert is expanding

The Sahara Desert is expanding The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by University of Maryland scientists. The research is the first to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert and suggests that other deserts could be expanding as well. The study was published online March 29, 2018, in the Journal of Climate. … Continue reading The Sahara Desert is expanding

Earth’s lakes are warming faster than its air

Earth’s lakes are warming faster than its air By Eli Kintisch Dec. 16, 2015 ,   SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—The world’s lakes are warming faster than both the oceans and the air around them, a global survey of hundreds of lakes shows. The rapid temperature rise could cause widespread damage to lake ecosystems, say scientists who presented the findings today at the American Geophysical Union meeting here. The … Continue reading Earth’s lakes are warming faster than its air