Not Threatened By Climate Change: Galápagos Islands

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Rightfully famous for its strangely different flora and fauna, the products of ages of isolation from the mainland of South America and the  maybe the seed of inspiration to Charles Darwin’s ideas regarding the evolution of Earth’s plants and animals, the Galápagos Islands are almost exactly on the equator…

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New machine learning method predicts additions to global list of threatened plant species

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Researchers created and trained a machine learning algorithm to assign risk probabilities to 150,000 plant species worldwide University of Maryland The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species is a powerful tool for researchers and policymakers working to stem the tide of species loss across…