A different dimension of loss: inside the great insect die-off
The long read: Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them The Earth is ridiculously, burstingly fullof life. Four billion years after theappearance of the first microbes, 400myears […]
Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins?
Its difficult to imagine the voracious great white shark as prey. Could orcas really be overpowering them and removing their livers? The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is considered the most voracious apex predator in temperate marine ecosystems worldwide, playing a key role in controlling ecosystem dynamics. As a result, it is difficult to imagine […]
Penguins starving to death is a sign that somethings very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven
Overfishing, oil drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all, says Greenpeace director John Sauven The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a looked back at Earth from six billion kilometres away and took a […]
Great Barrier Reef: Australia must act urgently on water quality, says Unesco
Draft decision says Australia would not, at this rate, meet interim or long-term targets in the Reef 2050 report Unesco has expressed serious concern about the impact of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef and warned Australia it will not meet the targets of the Reef 2050 report without considerable work to improve water […]