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

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Amphibians: Only About Half are Known to Science


The article below suggests that about half of the world’s amphibians are yet to be made known to science and that they could become extinct before they are. It is a very interesting article.

For more visit:
http://theconversation.edu.au/articles/half-the-worlds-amphibians-yet-to-be-discovered-1903

 

Tragedy of the Red List


The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (visit http://www.iucn.org/) has just released its red list for threatened African freshwater species. The red list suggests that up to a 1/5 of all freshwater African species are now threatened with extinction.

See the article at:

http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/news/?5898

Visit the IUCN Red List at:

http://www.iucnredlist.org/

ANTARCTICA IN CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS


News from the Antarctic suggests global warming may be accelerating, with the Wilkins Ice Shelf breaking free from the Antarctica. There are fears that as the ice shelf continues to break up and melt, sea levels may rise.

See further reports below: