British and American scientists are creating an online database that tracks changes in biodiversity and forms a detailed map of flora and fauna around the world . Members of the public will gather information about local species and add to the “macroscopic observatory”. The database will track when plants first flower and flag up shifts in species numbers as global rainfall and temperature patterns alter due to climate change. The project is backed by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, and the Natural History Museum in London.
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