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The UN’s Great Extinction Scare
Commentary According to a new United Nations report, “around 1 million species [out of 1.8 million known species] already face extinction, many within decades.” This disturbing prediction (by no means ...
June 25, 2019
6 Animals Being Eaten to Extinction in China
In China's Guangdong Province, there is a popular saying that people there will eat anything with four legs ...
February 12, 2019
Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice as Often as Before
Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry. For ...
January 17, 2019
The Associated Press
Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Becoming Extinct (Video)
According to a new report, only about 7,000 of these majestic cats are left in the wild.
December 28, 2016
Extinction Threatens Hundreds of Species Because of Rubber, Palm Oil Production: Study
In Southeast Asia's natural forests, 40 percent of species have less than 10 percent of their habitats protected from ...
August 17, 2016
Fossil of 30-Foot Crocodile Found in Sahara Desert
Scientists have discovered the fossil remains of a Cretaceous-era crocodile in the Sahara Desert, Tunisia. The fossil is ...
January 13, 2016
To Stop Mass Extinction, Focus on the ‘Ghosts’
A new study urges scientists to move their focus from species extinction to species rarity in order to ...
December 25, 2015
Elephant Loss Could Change Landscape Forever
The disappearance of elephants and other large land animals could have a devastating and permanent effect on plants ...
October 29, 2015
Did Asteroid, Volcano Combo Kill the Dinosaurs?
Hundreds of thousands of years of volcanic eruptions in India—accelerated by a massive asteroid impact 66 million years ...
October 6, 2015
60% of World’s Largest Herbivores Facing Extinction (Video)
According to a recently published study, 60% of the world's largest terrestrial herbivores are facing extinction.
May 5, 2015
Most Large Herbivores Now Face Extinction
Our planet’s large mammal biodiversity is a shade of what it once was.
May 4, 2015
Why a Comet Probably Didn’t Kill Off Mammoths
A new study casts doubt on the theory that a cosmic impact 12,900 years ago triggered the Younger ...
January 9, 2015
New, Tighter Timeline Confirms Ancient Volcanism Aligned With Dinosaurs’ Extinction
A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous ...
December 19, 2014
Can Zoos Save the World?
Today, many zoos promote the protection of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As conservation "arks" ...
November 13, 2014
Ben A. Minteer
Woolly Mammoth Brain Found—Best Specimen in History
She is the most intact woolly mammoth ever found. What could this mean for cloning?
November 12, 2014
Study Doesn’t Prove Megalodons Are Extinct, Never Needed to (Video)
How and why a study about when the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon went extinct got picked up as ...
October 27, 2014
Cloning: The Science of Resurrection
What do woolly mammoths, pandas, and John Lennon have in common? Someone out there wants them cloned. ...
September 4, 2014
Fiction Writer Riffs Off Real Life Horror
The dystopia imagined by a science fiction author was inspired by reports of organ harvesting in China.
June 27, 2014
Scientists Focusing on the Wrong Sharks in the Wrong Places
Sharks are in danger in most parts of the world, with a quarter of all sharks and rays ...
May 16, 2014
Hard-Wired to Extinction
The Federal Reserve is once again ignoring pervasive signs of financial instability that are widely visible.
April 26, 2014
V Anantha Nageswaran
Scientists Warn the Rise of AI Will Lead to Extinction of Humankind
Everything you and I are doing right now to try to save humanity and the planet probably won't ...
April 19, 2014
Leatherback Turtle Slips Toward Extinction
I saw my first Leatherback turtle in the Florida Keys long before that string of gorgeous islands became ...
December 11, 2013
5 Extinct Animals That May Still Exist
5 animals that are officially extinct but sightings and reports suggest they may still exist in remote regions ...
November 13, 2013
Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Are Pushed Toward Extinction by Shark Finning
I was being towed behind a small boat 150 km from shore and counting reef fish as part ...
October 1, 2013
Climate Change Setting a New Speed Record
Our planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But it’s ...
August 27, 2013
Ice Age Predators Didn’t Die Out From Starvation
Right before the saber-toothed cats went extinct 12,000 years ago, they were probably enjoying plenty of prey instead ...
December 28, 2012
Britain’s Prince Andrew Halts Public Duties Over Sex Scandal
104 Arrested in Undercover Florida Trafficking Operation
Ukraine Deepens Probe Against Burisma Founder to Embezzlement of State Funds
Reagan’s Epochal Battle Against Communism Offers Lessons
Trump Latest Judicial Confirmation Flips 11th Circuit Court to GOP-Appointed Majority
Witnesses Confirm Reports by Journalist Frequently Cited in Impeachment Probe
Every Impeachment Witness Has Said Yes to Possible Hunter Biden Conflict of Interest: Stefanik