Archive for January 3rd, 2017:

‘Better estimate’ of volcanic ash cloud return

Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of air passengers were stranded by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 Potentially disruptive volcanic ash clouds across Northern Europe occur more frequently than previously thought, according to new research. Scientists investigated known and newly identified records of ash fall deposits over the past few thousand years and concluded the

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World’s oldest known killer whale Granny dies

Image copyright CWR Image caption J2, or Granny, in the Salish Sea in 2010 The world’s oldest known killer whale, affectionately known as Granny, is missing and presumed dead, researchers say. Estimated to be over 100 years old, the matriarch’s official name was J2. She was the focal point of a recent BBC documentary that

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New beginning for illegally traded endangered species

Image copyright T.Bonebrake Image caption The yellow crested cockatoo is one of the endangered species to become established outside its native range Illegally traded endangered species that escape, forming secondary populations, offer hope for their long-term survival, a study suggests. These secondary populations could also be utilised in a way to reduce or halt the

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