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To Protect Species And Ecosystems Major Changes Are Needed
2012-09-19 09:02:58

A landmark study has found that climate change is likely to have a major impact on Australia´s plants, animals and ecosystems that will present significant challenges to the conservation of Australia´s biodiversity. The comprehensive study by CSIRO highlights the sensitivity of Australia´s species and ecosystems to climate change, and the need for new ways of thinking about biodiversity conservation. “Climate change is likely to start to transform some of...

2008-04-01 11:55:00

Climate change is likely to transform many of Australia's natural landscapes, according to a new study by CSIRO scientists. The report, "Implications of Climate Change for the National Reserve System," was prepared for the Federal Government, and released today by Environment Minister Peter Garrett.Author Dr Michael Dunlop says climate change is forcing environmental scientists to rethink their approach.Temperatures over Australia are projected to rise by about 1 ºC by...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'