Nearly 600 plant species ‘have gone extinct in the last 250 years’

Researchers suggest this is more than twice the number of other animals that have died out over the same time period

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Average size of animals ‘to plummet as humans drive extinction’

Researchers from the University of Southampton say human-pressures mean the average size of animals on Earth will shrink by a quarter in the next 100 years

Bears decreasing? In fact it’s the polar opposite!

Polar bear populations are still growing despite global warming. That’s according to new research from the 2016 Scientific Working Group, which has estimated the number of the creatures left in the wild is somewhere between 22,633 and 32,257 bears. This is a significant net increase from the 2015 population estimates of numbers between 22,000 and 31,000. In 2005 scientists stated a maximum of around 25,000 bears remained […]