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  • 'Extreme climate may wipe out mammals from Earth' Dec 14, 2012 05:11 PM IST

    'Extreme climate may wipe out mammals from Earth'

    Mammals could be at greater risk of extinction due to a higher frequency of extreme conditions such as cyclones and droughts spurred by climate change, scientists have warned.

  • Twenty-five primates on brink of extinction, study says Oct 15, 2012 06:02 PM IST

    Twenty-five primates on brink of extinction, study says

    Twenty-five species of humans' closest living relatives - apes, monkeys and lemurs - need urgent protection from extinction, a report by international conservation groups said on Monday.

  • Spineless creatures under threat, from worms to bees: study Aug 31, 2012 06:46 PM IST

    Spineless creatures under threat, from worms to bees: study

    The vital tasks carried out by tiny 'engineers' like earthworms that recycle waste and bees that pollinate crops are under threat because one fifth of the world's spineless creatures may be at risk of extinction, a study showed on Friday.

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