Tagged climate change

RARE EOCENE-OLIGOCENE FOSSILS

anthropoid primates—forerunners of living monkeys, apes and humans— first appeared in asia. understanding their fate on that continent is key to grasping the arc of early primate and human evolution. the point is that primates then, just like primates today, are more sensitive to a changing climate than other mammals. read article : six new fossil species  of primates

CONFRONTATION

the unprecedented scale of the wildlife crisis in the united states requires policymakers to develop new tools and strategies to halt the decline of wildlife species before they become imperiled and need the protection of the esa. this report proposes the establishment of a new category of wildlife designation—at risk— read article : confronting america’s wildlife extinction crisis

EXTREME ARCHITECTURE & PRESERVING A FUTURE

— liquid nitrogen at 320-degrees below zero keeps cell samples from more than 10,000 animals frozen at the san diego zoo’s institute for conservation research. the institute is called the “frozen zoo.” — other places stores seeds for future food crisis read article : frozen zoo read article : the norwegian seed vault

NASA: adapting to a changing climate

— “NASA has an important responsibility to the nation and the world with regard to climate change. NASA builds the satellites that collect weather and climate data, contributing to a robust research program dedicated to understanding how the earth and its systems behave.” read full report: NASA 2014 climate risk management plan more: NASA program enhances climate resilience at agency facilities