Animals are disappearing from forests, with grave consequences for the fight against climate breakdown – new research

It’s tempting to think that our forests would be fine if we could simply stop trees being felled or burnt. But forests – particularly tropical ones – are more than just trees. They’re also the animals that skulk and swoop among them. Worryingly, these furry and feathered companions are rapidly disappearing – and our new…

Spiders are threatened by climate change – and even the biggest arachnophobes should be worried

Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? A recent scientific study suggests so, as the researchers link aggressiveness to tropical cyclones, events that are expected to become more frequent and powerful with climate change. Unsurprisingly, the findings got considerable media coverage. After all, it matches justified fears of catastrophic climate change impacts, with the unjustified…