A life-scene from 232 million years ago, during the Carnian Pluvial Episode after which dinosaurs took over. A large rauisuchian lurks in the background, while two species of dinosaurs stand in the foreground. Credit: Davide Bonadonna Huge volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago pumped carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour […]

An endangered white-handed gibbon: The right conservation strategies can save the day GETTY IMAGES Scientists have calculated how many mammals might be lost this century, based on fossil evidence of past extinctions. Their predictions suggest at least 550 species will follow in the footsteps of the mammoth and sabre-toothed cat. […]

A lump of coal weathering out from Siberian flood basalts in a quarry near the town of Ust Ilimsk. Credit: Scott Simper A team of researchers led by Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration Professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton has provided the first ever direct evidence that extensive coal burning in […]

The Common Eastern Bumble Bee, Bombus Impatiens. Credit: Antoine Morin University of Ottawa researchers develop technique to predict impact of climate change on species extinction risk. When you were young, were you the type of child who would scour open fields looking for bumble bees? Today, it is much harder […]