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Climate Change ‘Raises Extinction Risk’ – Truthdig

This piece first appeared at Climate News Network. LONDON—Environmental scientists believe they have a blueprint for extinction. They report in Nature Climate Change that they have identified those factors that might make a species more likely to slip away into eternal oblivion as the planet warms and climate conditions change. It turns out that they knew them all along. There is, the researchers conclude, nothing specifically different about climate change as a threat: it could however make …

Amazing New Species of Birds Discovered in 2013 | Biology | Sci-News.com

… songbirds and it appears that they can barely fly. They tend to inhabit dense forest understory, where they feed on insects. Their song is extremely high in pitch, and ventriloquial – it’s almost impossible to locate the source of the sound in the forest – they always sound like they are far away, even when they are almost at your feet. The Sierra Madre Ground-Warbler lives on Luzon Island of the Philippine archipelago. Visit this site to see some wonderful images – Amazing New …