Friday, 18 May 2018
It is now suggested that anthropogenic climate change (aka 'global warming') will wipe out around half of the insect species, largely as a result of habitat destruction(https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/climate-change-on-track-to-cause-major-insect-wipeout-scientists-warn). Whilst some people might be happy to see the back of species like the mosquito and the wasp (in fairness, they also have utilities), we will also lose many revered species. Even worse, the major roles of insects in the pollination of plants will decimate food production (for humans and other animal species).
Visited , in Loughor, by a slightly battered Swallowtailed moth ( Ourapteryx sambucaria ).
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
A report has detailed how climate change is altering life in the warming seas around UK shores ( https://www.theguardian.com/environment...
There is intense interest surrounding a first study outside China, demonstrating that the widely-available CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool...