30,000 years ago, it is estimated that the Earth hosted 200 genera of large terrestrial mammals that weighed over 50 kilograms (kg). Australia had large marsupials such as kangaroos over 2 meters long, koala bears that you wouldn’t want to cuddle, the marsupial lion and the giant diprotodon. […]
Coral bleaching has been heavily discussed in every climate-change blog, environmental journals and among the academia for the last few months. In fact, reports that the Great Barrier Reef is dead went viral on social media and caused mass uproar. People began posting updates lamenting the terrible things […]
Ugly Fish, Uglier Problem: Asian Carp in the Great Lakes of Canada — Another example of Invasive species
Ian T.D. Thomson On October 3, the Great Lake Fishery Commission and Fisheries and Oceans Canada hosted a forum in Toronto on Asian carp, the invasive species that could threaten the ecosystem in the Great Lakes. While Asian carp may not sound like a pressing Canadian public policy […]
Human beings are not the most dominant species by intelligence alone, we are also the most dominant in terms of presence. There is no other large species (in terms of size and resource requirements) in the world that comes close to the 7 billion that we number. That, […]
(Here’s everything you need to know about alien species). Invasive species are an absolute menace in today’s ecosystem and society. Here’s a look at some more of these species and how they have affected the invaded land. The black rat The black rat is native to the Indian […]
Find out everything you need to know about alien species—and how they turn into invasive species—in this post!
Habitat fragmentation and loss is the biggest driver of biodiversity loss in the 21st century. See how this process pans out as humans continue their quest to dominate nature for their needs.