Half of Earth's Wildlife Lost Since 1970, Report Finds
1 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
Wildlife populations have been cut in half over the past four decades, a new report shows. The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on Earth dropped by 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund's newly released Living Planet Report. The findings are based on the Living Planet Index, which is a database maintained by the Zoological Society of London to track more than 10,000 representative populations of vertebrates (animals with a backbone).
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Protected areas offer glimmers of hope for wildlife
30 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
Paris (AFP) - National parks and other protected areas offer hope for threatened species at a time of plunging wildlife numbers, conservationist group WWF said Tuesday, but their success has not been universal.
Dolphins Can Sense Magnets, Study Suggests
30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
Dolphins can now add magnetic sense to their already impressive resume of abilities, new research suggests. The animals may use their magnetic sense to navigate based on the Earth's magnetic field, the researchers said. A number of different animals are thought to possess this magnetic sense, called "magnetoreception," including turtles, pigeons, rodents, insects, bats and even deer (which are related to dolphins), said Dorothee Kremers, an animal behavior expert at the University of Rennes, in France, and co-author of the study published today (Sept. 29) in the journal Naturwissenschaften. "Inside the ocean, the magnetic field would be a very good cue to navigate," Kremers told Live Science.
Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species
30 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.
Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades: WWF
30 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF
29 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday. The conservation group's Living Planet Report, published every two years, said humankind's demands were now 50 percent more than nature can bear, with trees being felled, groundwater pumped and carbon dioxide emitted faster than Earth can recover. ...
Cardinals, Tigers win divisions; playoff matchups set
28 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
(Reuters) - The St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers locked up division titles on Sunday, the last day of the regular season, while the Oakland Athletics earned a wild-card berth into the postseason. The Cardinals secured top spot in the National League Central when the second-placed Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds. St. Louis will play the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-five Division Series that starts on Friday. ...
Dolphins rout winless Raiders in NFL return to London
28 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
By Nigel Hunt LONDON (Reuters) - The Miami Dolphins romped to a 38-14 victory over the woeful and winless Oakland Raiders as the National Football League returned to London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Oakland showed early promise, starting with a 74-yard drive capped by a three-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Derek Carr to tight end Brian Leonhardt. But from then on it was one-way traffic and by the end of the third quarter the Dolphins had an unassailable 38-7 lead and Carr had left the game with an ankle/knee injury. ...
Xbox One/PS4/PC Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Gets Gameplay Trailer
26 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
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