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warming temperatures put 26 species at risk in the great dividing range

Climate change threatens 26 native species in Great Dividing Range, study finds

More than 20 native animals would disappear from the Great Dividing Range before the end of the century if global emissions continue at business as usual rates, according to new analysis by Australian researchers.

mount alexandra lookout with a view of the daintree river mouth in north queensland

Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’

The wet tropics world heritage area in north Queensland has been damaged by climate change in a manner “equivalent” to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, the area’s management authority has said.

greta thunberg has been in rome this week, and is due to arrive in london on sunday

Greta Thunberg hopes to join climate protests during London visit

Her arrival on Sunday coincides with a surge of concern about the climate. On Thursday the BBC screened a documentary about the crisis, narrated by David Attenborough. In recent days, the governor of the Bank of England, groups of scientists and members of the clergy have added their voices to the call for more ambitious cuts to emissions.

australia’s rare white lemuroid ringtail possum

Out of sight, out of luck: the hidden victims of Australia’s deadly heatwaves

There have been obvious signs: bushfires, drought and coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. But there have also been less headline-grabbing climate change-related tragedies. Based on studies of past extreme heat events, the affect of this summer’s heatwaves on Australia’s flora and fauna would have been severe, fundamental and, in some cases, deadly.

yellow crazy ants are one of the world’s worst invasive species

Yellow crazy ant invasion threatens Queensland world heritage rainforest as funding dries up

Program holding ants at bay in wet tropics suffers from lack of government funding commitment — Funding to keep a voracious invasive ant from establishing super colonies in Australia’s wet tropics world heritage area has less than six months of funding left, risking its future, Guardian Australia has been told. The Wet Tropics Management Authority …

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staff at the turtle hospital in the florida keys

‘It’s warm water now’: climate change strands sea turtles on Cape Cod shores

The Gulf of Maine’s rapidly warming waters draws in larger numbers of Kemp’s ridley turtles, enticing them to stay longer — At the New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital in a repurposed shipyard building south of Boston, the casualties of climate change swim in tanks as they recover after being pulled stunned from the beach. …

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jones at home in carmarthenshire, wales

‘It’s very easy to save a species’: how Carl Jones rescued more endangered animals than anyone else

Without Jones, the world might have lost the Mauritius kestrel, the pink pigeon, the echo parakeet and more – but the biologist’s methods are controversial   — The last surviving bird of prey on Mauritius seemed doomed. In 1974, there were only four Mauritius kestrels left in the wild and attempts to breed them in …

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