CO2 levels in the atmosphere are likely higher today than ever before in the past 3 million years. During this time, global mean temperatures never exceeded the preindustrial levels by more than 2°C. The study is based on breakthrough computer simulations of ice age onset in Earth’s past climate.
Source: More CO2 than ever before in 3 million years, shows unprecedented computer simulation — ScienceDaily
A 150 million-year-old fossil has been identified as a previously unseen species of ancient crocodile that developed a tail fin and paddle-like limbs for life in the sea.
Source: Jurassic crocodile discovery sheds light on reptiles’ family tree — ScienceDaily
The following is an excerpt from The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink. It is just one more battle in the century-and-a-half-old range wars, where land and wi
Source: The Privatization of Wildlife: How Ted Turner Scored Yellowstone Bison
Why a legally binding treaty cannot be postponed.. Every day people make decisions about what to eat, sometimes opting for colorful fruits and veggies, sometimes finding the smell of bacon
Source: Dangerous Plastics Are a Threat to Us and Future Generations
Cetaceans, the group including whales and dolphins, originated in south Asia more than 50 million years ago from a small, four-legged, hoofed ancestor. Now, researchers reporting the discovery of an ancient four-legged whale — found in 42.6-million-year-old marine sediments along the coast of Peru — have new insight into whales’ evolution and their dispersal to other parts of the world.
Source: Ancient, four-legged whale with otter-like features found along the coast of Peru — ScienceDaily
“It is entirely feasible to design an ecologically representative, planet-wide network of high seas protected areas to address the crisis facing our oceans and enable their recovery. All that is
Source: Visionary Study Shows How 30 Percent of World’s Ocean Could Be Made Sanctuaries by 2030