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Nearly 300 biodiversity 'hot spots' at risk of extinction due to global warming: Study
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Nearly 300 biodiversity 'hot spots' at risk of extinction due to global warming: Study

So-called endemic species — plants and animals found exclusively in a specific area — will be hit hardest in a warming world.

Scientist develop tech that communicates with crops, finds out when they get sick
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Scientist develop tech that communicates with crops, finds out when they get sick

The tech is still new, but it could be used to build "plant-based robots" that handle fragile objects when rigid, robotic arms can't.

International wildlife trade is causing over 60 percent species on Earth to go extinct
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International wildlife trade is causing over 60 percent species on Earth to go extinct

At least 100 million plants, animals are internationally trafficked each year and the trade is said to be worth between USD 4-20 billion per year.

How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories
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How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories

Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge then shifts to proving whether it has disappeared forever or just disappeared from sight

Climate change doubles the number of low-oxygen zones in Danish seas in a year
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Climate change doubles the number of low-oxygen zones in Danish seas in a year

Increased nutrients in the sea lead to excessive growth of plants, which ultimately leads to less oxygen as the plants die and decompose in a process known as eutrophication.

Plants better source of protein than animals, can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, studies show
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Plants better source of protein than animals, can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, studies show

Researchers have suggested that people increase their intake of plant protein as it is a healthier option than animal protein.

A 425 million years old millipede fossil is the oldest known specimen of bugs on Earth
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A 425 million years old millipede fossil is the oldest known specimen of bugs on Earth

Studying the millipede revealed that “a rapid radiative evolution” helped these organisms to come out of aquatic ecosystems and start living in “complex forest grade communities” in just 40 million years.

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?
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How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

In spite of many viruses existing in animal hosts, it is rare for spillovers to happen since many factors need to align at the right time.

Adidas shoes, Bartolomeo, plants in space: Experiments astronauts are doing on ISS
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Adidas shoes, Bartolomeo, plants in space: Experiments astronauts are doing on ISS

The Crew Dragon took a range of science experiments to the ISS to be worked upon by the residing astronauts.

Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves
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Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves

Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.

High times at the ISS: Agri-tech company to send cannabis, coffee to space to study microgravity's effects
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High times at the ISS: Agri-tech company to send cannabis, coffee to space to study microgravity's effects

After a month in space, they will be analysed and studied for gene mutation and reaction to microgravity.

Planting trees near factories can cuts down air pollution by 27 percent, study
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Planting trees near factories can cuts down air pollution by 27 percent, study

The key finding from the study is to start looking at nature and learn from it and respect it.

Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth
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Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth

Mammals had lived in the large shadow of the dinosaurs, never getting bigger than a small dog until the mass extinction.

Climate breakdown is increasing the economic value of polar seas — beware the business opportunists
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Climate breakdown is increasing the economic value of polar seas — beware the business opportunists

Antarctic Ocean is the fourth-largest ocean and accounts for more than one-third of heat gain in the past 50 years.

Several living organisms are neither animals nor plants, defy traditional ways of classification
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Several living organisms are neither animals nor plants, defy traditional ways of classification

Mesodinium chamaeleon, a strange green creature found in Denmark that lives at the bottom of the sea, is causing researchers to rethink traditional ways of classifying living organisms.

We're in trouble: UN report claims species in Nature are being lost in the thousands
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We're in trouble: UN report claims species in Nature are being lost in the thousands

The report reads like a charge sheet against the most destructive creatures in History: HUMANS

Bengaluru’s romance with her trees, from the era of kings to present times
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Bengaluru’s romance with her trees, from the era of kings to present times

From Kempegowda to Tipu Sultan, to modern botanical heroes like Gustav Krumbiegel and SG Neginhal, Bengaluru's identity as a Garden City has been dedicately preserved and developed by those who planted and saved trees — both Indian and alien

Water desalination plants produce excess brine that harms the environment says UN
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Water desalination plants produce excess brine that harms the environment says UN

Desalination plants pump out 142 million cubic meters (5 billion cubic feet) of salty brine every day.

GM plant acts like 'green liver' eating up cancer-causing pollutants inside homes
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GM plant acts like 'green liver' eating up cancer-causing pollutants inside homes

The plant can trap hazardous compounds like benzene that are too small for air filters to capture.

Will banking on seed banks take focus away from conserving natural habitats?
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Will banking on seed banks take focus away from conserving natural habitats?

The right balance needs to be struck between ex-situ & in-situ methods of conservation: Experts.