Climate Change: Impacting Mount Everest


The link below is to an article reporting on suggestions that climate change may soon make Mount Everest unclimbable.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/climate-change-could-make-everest-unclimbable-warns-sherpa.html

Climate Change: Bringing on Disasters


The link below is to an article reporting on suggestions that climate change may bring on volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-is-set-to-shake-the-earth-20120228-1tzr2.html

Climate Change: Clouds Closer to Earth


The link below is to an article reporting on research that suggests clouds are now loosing altitude the world over – somewhere in the vicinity of 40m over the past 10 years. A very interesting read.

For more visit:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-25/clouds-dropping-closer-to-earth/3852530

Australia: Queensland – New Sea Snake Species Discovered


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a new species of deadly sea snake. The new species has been called the Rough-Scaled Sea Snake (Hydrophis donaldii).

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0224-new_sea_snake.html

Australia: Tasmania – Tarkine Wilderness


The link below is to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania. It’s well worth a read.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/activity/great-outdoors/old-growth-new-life-20120223-1tq17.html

Mexico: Did Climate Change Destroy the Mayan Civilization?


The link below is to an article reporting on the theory that climate change may have brought about the end of the Mayan civilization.

For more visit:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0224/Climate-change-may-have-caused-Mayan-civilization-s-collapse

Vietnam: Chu Mom Ray National Park – Griffin’s Leaf-Nosed Bat


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a new bat species in Vietnam’s Chu Mom Ray National Park in 2008. The article includes a picture of the species.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/02/120223-new-bat-species-vietnam-animals-science/

South Africa: Rhino Horn Trade


The link below is to an article reporting on the Rhino horn trade, particularly in South Africa and the Kruger National Park. It does look at the wider trade also.

For more visit:
http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2012/WWFPresitem26967.html

China: Ancient Forest Discovered Under Coal Mine


The link below is to an article reporting on how American and Chinese scientists have discovered a massive forest buried under a coal mine near Wuda, in Inner Mongolia, China.

For more visit:
http://gizmodo.com/5886774/extraordinary-298+million+year+old-forest-discovered-under-chinese-coal-mine/