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

Panda cub
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

Selfridges
Selfridges cuts palm oil from own-brand offerings

The department store says the milestone has been achieved nine months ahead of the target outlined in its sustainability strategy

Aliens
Could interbreeding with aliens help us survive climate change?

A scientist from Oxford University suggests that could already be the case…

Dolphin
Marine heatwave means bottlenose dolphins could be fin-ished

Following a period of warmer waters in Australia’s Shark Bay, dolphin populations fell by up to 12%

Fish
Will fish sink or swim in the face of climate change?

A new study shows fish populations are shrinking by up to 35% in coastal regions of China and Japan

Squid
Scientists have an inkling squids could help cut plastic pollution

A new report suggests protein found in the sea creatures could significantly reduce the harmful effects of microplastics

Starfish
Is climate change killing starfish?

A new study suggests warmer seas may be making starfish more susceptible to naturally occurring diseases

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Heatwave wipes out third of spectacled fruit bats in Australia

On the 26th and 27th of November last year, temperatures in Queensland soared above 42°C

Climate change gets US hummingbirds in a flap

Global warming could be depleting sources of nectar needed by migrating birds to feed upon