Read more about the article Iguanas Extinct For Centuries Make Comeback
Picture shows an iguana on Santiago Island, Ecuador, in an undated photo. Experts through monitoring, found new individuals of various ages, which shows that this species is reproducing successfully. (Johannes Ramirez/Newsflash)

Iguanas Extinct For Centuries Make Comeback

Iguanas extinct from a Galapagos island for generations have been reborn nearly two centuries after they were first recorded by Charles Darwin. The Galapagos land iguana had been completely wiped out on Santiago Island. https://youtu.be/ohlUgufWlTM Parque Nacional Galapagos/Newsflash Listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN)…

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Read more about the article Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring
Sirex noctilio, also known as the Sirex woodwasp. (Flora Krivak-Tetley/Newsflash)

Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring

A superwasp able to produce 1,000 offspring is threatening vast forests in North America's, a new study has revealed. The Sirex woodwasp lays its eggs on pine trees in a mucus and a fungus that are both deadly to the host. The species - native to Asia, Europe an North…

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Read more about the article Honeybee Populations Could Be Wiped Out Worldwide By Wing Plague
A picture showing honeycomb from a beehive by the Martin Luther University Halle located in the German town of Wittenberg. (Uni Halle, Markus Scholz/Newsflash)

Honeybee Populations Could Be Wiped Out Worldwide By Wing Plague

The global honeybee population could be endangered by a newly discovered deadly virus, a leading scientist has warned. Prof Dr Robert Paxton from Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg (MLU) in the German city of Halle, Lower Saxony, warns that the latest variant of the Deformed Wing Virus has the potential…

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Read more about the article Ruined Oyster Reefs Can Be Restored Say Experts
Brittany Collins of The Nature Conservancy measures oysters and crabs on 10th of February 2021, on a restored reef in the Hillcrest Oyster Sanctuary. (Bo Lusk/Newsflash)

Ruined Oyster Reefs Can Be Restored Say Experts

Oyster reefs almost wiped out by centuries of neglect can be restored in just six years, say marine experts at the University of Virginia. And even 'functionally extinct' reefs that have lost up to 85 per cent of their population can come back quickly, the study reveals. Study lead Rachel…

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Read more about the article Frogs And Toads Discovered From Over 70M Years Ago That Lived Alongside Dinosaurs And Are Almost Identical To Species Today
An illustration of the frogs belongs to the Calyptocephalellidae family and the one of the Kuruleufenia genus, both lived more than 70 million years ago and managed to survive the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid. (Universidad de Chile/Newsflash)

Frogs And Toads Discovered From Over 70M Years Ago That Lived Alongside Dinosaurs And Are Almost Identical To Species Today

Researchers in Chile have discovered fossils of frogs and toads from over 70 million years ago that walked alongside dinosaurs and are almost identical to species of frogs found in the wild today. Both species survived the mass extinction event that wiped out their typically larger peers. Felipe Suazo, a…

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Read more about the article All Modern Snakes Evolved From Just A Few Species That Survived The Asteroid Impact 66 Million Years Ago
Artwork illustrating the evolutionary connection between snakes and dinosaurs.

All Modern Snakes Evolved From Just A Few Species That Survived The Asteroid Impact 66 Million Years Ago

A new study has found that all living snakes evolved from just a handful of species that survived the mass extinction event 66-million-years ago caused by a giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and almost all living organisms on earth. In the study titled 'Evolution and dispersal of…

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Read more about the article Study Shows Humans Will Lead To Greater Environmental Extinction In Comparison To Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs
An illustrative image of the anthropogenic effect on the environment.

Study Shows Humans Will Lead To Greater Environmental Extinction In Comparison To Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs

An international study has shown that humans will lead to higher extinction rates in comparison to the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs and wiped out three quarters of the Earth's species. A study consisting of an international team of evolutionary scientists has compared the direct and indirect consequences of humans…

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Read more about the article Giant Mollusc Returns After Being Wiped Out In Majorca
The transfer of the mollusks by divers

Giant Mollusc Returns After Being Wiped Out In Majorca

Marine biologists have welcomed news that eight live specimens of the exotic fan mussel (Pinna Nobilis) have been located around the tourism hotspots of Mallorca and Menorca after it was believed that they had been completely wiped out by a parasite. Technical staff from the Department of the Environment and…

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Read more about the article Rare Bald Ibis Killed In Switzerland By High Voltage
The juvenile Nrthern Bald Ibises, a threatened species, followed two foster parents in microlight aircraft from Salzburg/Austria over the Alps and the Apennines to their wintering area Laguna di Orbetello as part of a conservation project

Rare Bald Ibis Killed In Switzerland By High Voltage

A rare bald ibis which was the first to settle in Switzerland 400 years after they were wiped out in Europe has died after landing on an unsecured electricity pole. The bird was reintroduced into Europe by Johannes Fritz who used a microlight to teach birds from a zoo population…

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Read more about the article Cute Twin Boys Dad And Gran Wiped Out In Holiday Smash
The twins Vuk Pesic, 8, and Naum Pesic, 8

Cute Twin Boys Dad And Gran Wiped Out In Holiday Smash

A grandfather has been left heartbroken after his cute twin grandsons, his son and his wife were all wiped out in a car crash as they headed off on holiday. The tragic accident took place on the road between the capital city of Belgrade and the city of Nis in…

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