Earth: Muted review – bees go missing in China despatch from the eco-apocalypse file

Earth: Muted review – bees go missing in China despatch from the eco-apocalypse file

This Swedish-produced documentary about China’s Hanyuan valley is nominally another dispatch from the eco-apocalypse file, so the final harmonious impression it leaves behind suggests it hasn’t done its job properly. Located in Sichuan province, the valley is a place where bees are on the verge of extinction, the consequences of which we see in the […]

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There are estimated to be almost 6,000 tigers in the wild, an increase of 40% over 2015

There are estimated to be almost 6,000 tigers in the wild, an increase of 40% over 2015

According to a prominent environmentalist organization, there may be 5,578 tigers in the wild, which is 40% more than was previously believed. Despite this, tigers are still an endangered species. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the increase in numbers was caused by better monitoring, and the population is believed to be […]

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Swallowtail butterfly in danger of extinction due to fungal die-back of milk parsley

Swallowtail butterfly in danger of extinction due to fungal die-back of milk parsley

The uncommon plant that its caterpillars depend on has suffered a catastrophic die-back due to fungus diseases, putting Britain’s largest butterfly in danger. Only 16 locations in Britain, all on the Norfolk Broads, where milk parsley grows, are known to have swallowtail breeding activity. But at one of its breeding sites last summer, more than […]

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Purple-crowned fairy wrens may be at even greater risk as a result of global warming

Purple-crowned fairy wrens may be at even greater risk as a result of global warming

Purple-crowned fairy wrens, a small but attractive Australian songbird, may be at even greater risk as a result of global warming, according to a study that discovered that exposure to hot and dry circumstances affects the DNA of nestlings. Unlike the more visible effects of global warming on animals, such as increased bushfire danger, habitat […]

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