Tag Archives: climate change

New threat to endangered sea turtles

Rising beach temperatures are posing a new threat to endangered sea turtles. A successful conservation project in Mexico is now looking to widen its scope to monitor ambient temperatures in turtle nests.

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Habitat restoration aiding the recovery of the Maui Parrotbill

A project to protect and restore the habitat of the critically-endangered Maui Parrotbill is underway in Maui, Hawaii, ahead of moves to encourage repopulation of the species

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Is there a future for coral reefs in acid oceans?

Research into the multiple environmental factors affecting coral reefs and how these factors interact is bringing a greater understanding as to how these fragile ecosystems are likely to fare under increasingly acid ocean conditions

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Understanding the drivers of coral bleaching for better reef management

Research on habitat variation on Indonesian reefs is providing key information on the tolerance of coral under stress that will lead to better management of reefs, particularly in light of predicted climate change impacts.

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Wildly fluctuating water levels in the Amazon

Research is being conducted in the Peruvian Amazon on the effects of climate change to its wildlife and local people. In 2010 the water levels of the Amazon River were at a historic low resulting in extreme dry conditions. In 2009 the same river was at a historic high, flooding huge area of Amazonian forests.

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