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Radical overhaul needed to halt Earth’s sixth great extinction event

Life has existed on Earth for roughly 3.7 billion years. During that time we know of five mass extinction events — dramatic episodes when many, if not most, life forms vanished in a geological...
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How Old Will You Be When These Animals Go Extinct?

It’s estimated that between hundreds to thousands of species go extinct every year, according to stats from the WWF. In fact, some projections put the number of annual extinctions at 100,000 species every year.The calculation is based on...
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Olympia Oyster Restoration Successful

Human overconsumption and rampant environmental pollution has been the leading cause of many species to become extinct. However, public awareness of these unsustainable issues has come a long way in supporting restoration efforts.One such...

Save Our Honeybees

Our honeybees are in crisis and there are serious effects already in motion due to the loss of these precious and very useful creatures. Without honeybees our flora, fauna and our food sources are...
Black Rhino

Species Slipping Away: Animals Disappearing at 1,000-10,000 Higher than ‘Natural Extinction Rate’

“What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The numbers stand at 200 species a day. That’s 73,000 a year. This culture is...
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Are We Really Ready for the Dawn of the De-extinction of Our Species?

I recently listened to an enthusiastic TED Talk lecture given by Stewart Brand; uniquely entitled, “The Dawn of De-Extinction. Are You Ready?” (watch the full video below) It was an amazing fact filled talk...
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Lawsuit filed to keep sea turtles from going extinct

A lawsuit brought by two environmental groups is challenging a recent National Marine Fisheries Service (NMDS) decision to allow the Hawaiian swordfish industry to nearly double the amount of endangered sea turtles it can...
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Global Warming Caused Mass Extinction, Researchers Say

Researchers from Ohio State University have discovered why plants and animals had a hard time recovering from the largest mass extinction in Earth's history 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and presented...
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“Architects of Eco Systems” Face Mass Extinction

BBC Nature news recently reported that up to one fifth of the world’s invertebrates are at risk of extinction. The 12,000 species of spineless creatures make up nearly 80% of the world’s organisms and...
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Bernie Krause: Recording the Sound of Extinction

It should come as no surprise that, with our current energy and consumption trends, biodiversity on Earth has taken an extreme turn for the worst. Studies the world over have found empirical evidence that...