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Blue whales are the biggest animals that have ever existed on Earth but they only recently* got that way.
This is the extraordinary finding from a new study that examined the fossil record of baleens - the group of filter feeders to which the blues belong.
These animals were relatively small for most of their evolutionary existence and only became the behemoths we know today in the past three million years.
That is when the climate likely turned the oceans into a "food heaven".
The global boom in renewable energy is posing new threats to birds say experts.
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, researchers said wind turbines and power lines were a particular problem for migratory soaring birds.
Shutting down wind farms on demand is one of the methods being tested to protect these birds from collisions.
Other ideas being tried include placing highly visible deflectors every 20m on power lines.
Karakalpakstan regional branch of the Eсomovement in the school of Kungrad district conducted a «round table» on topic: "Saygaks - wonderful creation of nature", dedicated to the Day of Saygak Protection.
During the event, topical issues of wildlife protection were discussed, including saygaks, as well as informing the participants about the measures being taken by the state to protect animals in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.
The jovian satellite has a deep subsurface ocean beneath its ice crust and is considered one of the top targets in the search for alien life.
Surkhandarya regional branch of the Ecomovement in School №47 of Sherabad region organized an event on topic: "We will preserve flora and fauna of Surkhan State Nature Reserve", dedicated to the World Biodiversity Day.
On May 15, Tashkent city branch jointly with the Institute of Health and Medical Statistics and the National University of Uzbekistan named of M.Ulugbek organized event dedicated to the international family day on theme: "Healthy marriage is a healthy family"
China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply.
Chinese authorities have described the success as a major breakthrough.
The world's poorest nations say the Paris climate agreement is their "lifeline" and must be strengthened.
The Climate Vulnerable Forum, (CVF) representing 48 countries, said the deal was crucial to their survival.