Plant Extinctions Grossly Underestimated

“Extinction of seed plants is occurring at a faster rate than the normal turnover of species.” This is one of the salient points raised by a study published in June of this year in the Nature, Ecology & Evolution journal called ‘Global dataset show geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and …

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Nature is Speaking – Liam Neeson is Ice

Ice “I am Ice I move slowly I keep the world cool, well, I used to But humans keep warming this planet I tried to warn you I sent pieces of me thundering into the ocean You did nothing I raised sea levels You did nothing It has taken you decades to notice Perhaps I’m […]

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Nature is Speaking – Penelope Cruz is Water

Water “I am Water To humans I am simply just there I’m something they just take for granted But there is only so much of me and more and more of them every single day I start as rain in the mountains Flow to the rivers and streams and end up in the ocean Then […]

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Nature is Speaking – Joan Chen is Sky

Sky “Look up! There I am I am the Sky I’m a warm protective blanket wrapped around everyone on Earth I can bring clouds, rain and wind I can be an Ice storm, without me you would fry Every day I am the breath you take in Yet you are making me sick I am […]

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Plastic: Stop it at the Border

We are fascinated by plastic, its look and usefulness, and have totally ignored the collateral damage it causes to our health and in the environment. The extent of the damage being caused to our life supporting Earth is mind blowing and this has finally reached global public awareness. Of the …

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Steller’s Sea Cow – Extinct 1768

Steller’s sea cow was first seen by Europeans in 18th century around the Commander Islands in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia. Fossil records show that its range was more extensive during the Pleistocene epoch (from 2.6 million to 11.7 thousand years ago) and its population numbers had been much …

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Japanese Sea Lion – Extinct 1974

The Japanese sea lion was an aquatic mammal that became extinct in the 1970s and was to be found in the Japanese Archipelago and the Korean Peninsula. They inhabited the Sea of Japan along the northwest Pacific coastline, more specifically in Japan, Korea, southern Kamchatka Peninsula, Kuril Islands and …

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Pyrenean Ibex – Extinct 2000

Ibex are wild goats that live in the mountainous regions of Europe, north central Asia and northern Africa. There are five species of ibex. They have long, curved horns and cloven hooves. Males have long beards. Ibex are related to antelopes, buffalo, bison, cattle, goats and sheep.The Pyrenean ibex was …

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Radiofrequency Radiation, here’s the thing

At one end of the radiation spectrum there is the non-ionising radiofrequency, electromagnetic radiation (RF). These longwave and microwave frequencies are used for radio, TV, smartphones, smart meters, base stations, Wi-Fi and other wireless telecommunications. RF radiation lies in the …

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Western Black Rhinoceros – Extinct 2003

An estimated one million black rhinoceroses from four different subspecies roamed the savannas of Africa in 1900. By 2001 that number had dropped to about 2,300 black rhinos and just three subspecies. This is the story of how we exterminated one of those subspecies, the western black rhinoceros. There have been some …

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