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From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

mount kilimanjaro - a natural wonder at risk from climate change as its glaciers shrink
Mount Kilimanjaro – a natural wonder at risk from climate change as its glaciers shrink. Photograph: khanbm52/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe

November 13, 2017 — From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the many of the greatest wonders of the natural world. Continue reading From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

Alien species invasions and global warming a ‘deadly duo’, warn scientists

argentine ants
Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) feeding on food scraps. They can damage delicate ecosystems and also interfere with electrical wiring. Photograph: Victor Suarez/Alamy Stock Photo

Foreign animals and plants can cause huge damage, with the march of Argentine ants in the UK a new example of how climate change is boosting the threat

July 25, 2017 — Invasions by alien species and global warming form a “deadly duo”, scientists have warned, with the march of Argentine ants in the UK a new example. The public are being asked to be on Continue reading Alien species invasions and global warming a ‘deadly duo’, warn scientists