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The August E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (30/08/16)

Download and read no. 57 here. 

 


A collection of interesting biodiversity news from August (30/08/16)

 

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-find-luca-a-single-cell-bacterium-like-organism-that-is-the-common-ancestor-of-all-life-a7157176.html

Caribbean island launches plan to remove invasive rats and goats

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/01/caribbean-island-launches-plan-to-remove-invasive-rats-and-goats?CMP=share_btn_tw

Last woolly mammoths 'died of thirst'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36945909

How a huge school of sharks 'flips the food pyramid'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36913512

Elephant killings in Africa 'stabilise' but threat continues

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36909835

Leading insecticide cuts bee sperm by almost 40%, study shows

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/27/leading-insecticide-cuts-bee-sperm-by-almost-40-per-cent-study-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw

Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/02/environment-climate-change-records-broken-international-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Lion 'on the loose in Cornwall' sparks police hunt

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/02/lion-on-the-loose-in-cornwall-sparks-police-hunt1/

New research shows penguins will suffer in a warming world

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/aug/03/new-research-shows-penguins-will-suffer-in-a-warming-world?CMP=share_btn_tw

India flooding: 21 rare one-horned rhinos drown in monsoon floods

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-flooding-monsoon-rhinos-drown-rare-one-horned-floods-kaziranga-national-park-a7171611.html

How this majestic British bird was saved from the brink of extinction

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/06/how-this-majestic-british-bird-was-saved-from-the-brink-of-extin/

'Red gene' in birds, turtles suggests dinosaurs had bird-like color vision

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160802192704.htm

Cat scat: Research examines food habits of snow leopards

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160804153137.htm

Radar tracking reveals the 'life stories' of bumblebees as they forage for food

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160804152719.htm#.V6ng7B_3jl0.twitter

Wild New Caledonian crows possess tool-craft talent

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37024393

90-year-old tortoise rescued from rubbish tip after 2.5 hour hunt through 1,000 bin bags

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/08/09/90-year-old-tortoise-rescued-from-rubbish-tip-after-25-hour-hunt/

Elephants are the end of a 60 million year lineage – the last of the megaherbivores 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/elephants-are-the-end-of-a-60-million-year-lineage-the-last-of-the-megaherbivores

Hundreds of tiny Montserrat tarantulas hatch in zoo

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37021145

Kew Gardens in race to collect and preserve Madagascar's seeds

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/15/kew-gardens-in-race-to-collect-and-preserve-madagascars-seeds

Wallabies flourishing in the wild on Isle of Man

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/aug/14/wallabies-isle-of-man-wild-australia

Conjoined baby turtle saved by Italian marine biologists 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/19/conjoined-baby-turtle-saved-by-italian-marine-biologists?CMP=share_btn_tw

Water voles: National Trust releasing 100 in Yorkshire Dales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37127152

Sea snails could save Great Barrier Reef from starfish

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37091400

Study identifies key species which act as warning signs of ecosystem collapse 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2016/aug/19/study-identifies-key-species-which-act-as-warning-signs-of-ecosystem-collapse

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37165712

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The July E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (27/07/16)

Download and read no. 56 here. 

 


A collection of interesting biodiversity news from July (27/07/16)

MARINE

Whale and winghead sharks move step closer to extinction https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/08/whale-and-winghead-sharks-move-step-closer-to-extinction?CMP=share_btn_tw 

Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/07/australias-vast-kelp-forests-devastated-by-marine-heatwave-study-reveals?CMP=share_btn_tw

Massive mangrove die-off on Gulf of Carpentaria worst in the world, says expert https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/11/massive-mangrove-die-off-on-gulf-of-carpentaria-worst-in-the-world-says-expert?CMP=share_btn_tw

UN: Global fish consumption per capita hits record high http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36716579

Vietnam blames toxic waste water from steel plant for mass fish deaths https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/01/vietnam-blames-toxic-waste-water-fom-steel-plant-for-mass-fish-deaths?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increasing ocean acidity could impact fish spawning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36895071

TERRESTRIAL

Trees rely on a range of strategies to hunt for nutrient hot spots http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/49781?platform=hootsuite

Why do islands give rise to such unusual creatures? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36805227

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2ddfrd

GPS tags reveal the secret life of urban gulls https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/14/gps-tags-reveal-the-secret-life-of-urban-seagulls?CMP=share_btn_tw

'Three centuries' to catalogue all Amazon tree species http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36790714

African wildlife officials appalled as EU opposes a total ban on ivory trade https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/06/african-wildlife-officials-appalled-as-eu-opposes-a-total-ban-on-ivory-trade?CMP=share_btn_tw

US army veteran rescues bald eagle trapped in a tree http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/july-4th-us-army-veteran-rescues-bald-eagle-trapped-in-a-tree-a7119226.html

Tim the Kenyan elephant seeks out human help after being hurt by spear http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/02/tim-the-kenyan-elephant-seeks-out-human-help-after-being-hurt-by/

Japanese knotweed panic spread by council websites is causing gardeners to break the law http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/03/japanese-knotweed-panic-spread-by-council-websites-is-causing-ga/

Your chance to sponsor a satellite-tagged study cuckoo - for £3,000 http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/your_chance_to_sponsor_a_satellite_tagged_study_cuckoo_for_3_000_1_4598828?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

How did things get so bad for hedgehogs? Here's how to save them http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/problem-solving/how-did-things-get-so-bad-for-hedgehogs-heres-how-to-save-them/

How is the unpredictable weather affecting our wildlife? http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160713-how-butterflies-and-birds-cope-with-unpredictable-weather?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

2016 could be worst year on record for British butterflies, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/15/2016-could-be-worst-year-on-record-for-british-butterflies-experts-warn

Dragonflies, ladybirds and sloe gin under threat from soggy British summer http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/07/14/dragonflies-ladybirds-and-sloe-gin-under-threat-from-soggy-briti/

Hottest ever June marks 14th month of record-breaking temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/20/june-2016-14th-consecutive-month-of-record-breaking-heat-says-us-agencies?CMP=share_btn_tw