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Mammals’ time on Earth is half over, scientists predict

A new model suggests that in 250 million years, all land will collide into a supercontinent that boosts warming and pushes mammals to extinction.
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Urban animals can’t take the heat, study finds

A warming climate could make cities even less hospitable to wild mammals, according to new research.
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Madagascar’s unique wildlife faces imminent wave of extinction, say scientists

From the ring-tailed lemur to the aye-aye, a nocturnal primate, more than 20m years of unique evolutionary history could be wiped from the planet if nothing is done to stop Madagascar’s threatened mammals going extinct, according to a new study.

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‘Miracles and heartbreak’: Saving orphaned elephants as Kenya’s drought devastates herds

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is nursing record numbers of young animals back to health but as rains continue to fail, the vulnerable mammals face a challenging future.

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Mammals with fewer young are more resilient against extreme weather, study suggests

Long-lived mammals with few offspring fare better against extreme weather as they can wait until conditions improve to reproduce or they can focus their care on a single young.

Climate change will accelerate viral spillovers, study finds

Climate change will accelerate viral spillovers, study finds

In a warming world, bats in Southeast Asia will be especially prone to spreading viruses to other mammals, researchers found.
What’s needed to save wolverines? A new study has answers

What’s needed to save wolverines? A new study has answers

Policymakers can’t hide behind a lack of research anymore when it comes to enacting meaningful conservation measures to protect dwindling wolverine populations.
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