Archive for October 1st, 2017:

Iconic kiwi could be extinct in 50 years

New Zealand’s forest used to be home to millions of kiwi. Now there are only 68,000 left. Thousands of New Zealanders are fighting to save their national bird. Hear more with CrowdScience on BBC World Service: Should we kill one species to save another? Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41446460

Climate change: Ministers should be ‘sued’ over targets

Image copyright Getty Images Ministers should tighten the UK’s official climate change target – or face the courts, the government’s former chief scientist has said. Prof Sir David King is supporting a legal case forcing ministers to shrink carbon emissions to zero by 2050. He says the current government goal – an 80% emissions cut

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‘Giant wombats made annual migration’

Image copyright University of Queensland/Laurie Beirne Image caption Artwork: Diprotodon were one of a number of giant marsupials that lived in Ice Age Australia It is being likened to the great migration of wildebeest in Africa. Scientists have discovered that Australia’s extinct diprotodon would also make long annual treks across the continent in search of

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