The Yangtze River Dam has caused a fish species extinction: Experts
China's "freshwater fish king" is extinct On July 23, Xinhuanet reported that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially announced on July 21 that the white sturgeon in the Yangtze River, known as the "king of freshwater fish in China," has become extinct. Specifically, in the Red List of Species updated by the International ...
Fish that became extinct in the wild in the 1990’s has been restored to its original home
A little fish known as "tequila splitfin" or "zoogoneticus tequila" once swam in a river in western Mexico, but it vanished before the end of the 20th century. But now there is hope. Due to the introduction of invasive, exotic fish species and water pollution, the tequila fish (Zoogoneticus tequila), a ...
Apocalypse now? UN warns of imminent ecological catastrophe, just like they did in 1982
The United Nations is out with another alarming report, claiming that one million species, more than ever before, are threatened with imminent extinction if drastic actions aren’t taken. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s a similar warning given by the head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) nearly four decades ago. In ...
Chile’s pine forests: a botanical dinosaur bound for extinction?
Climate change has meant more wildfires, and many Chilean pine trees have been destroyed; in addition, researchers are racing to identify a new blight that has devastated the forests in recent years
Experts: African fishing communities face ‘extinction’ as blue economy grows
Fishing communities along Africa's coastline are at a greater risk of extinction as countries eye oceans for tourism, industrial fishing and exploration revenue to jumpstart their "blue economies," U.
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