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Animal Extinction

Making Irrational Rational

Nelson Saiers | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

On this Rational Pi Day, consider some of our irrational societal behaviors. Begin to take the first steps towards quelling those and taking more rational approaches to the issues that will impact us all.

Could Our Own Fear Of Death Be Affecting The Way We Treat Animals?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

With shelter euthanasia rates going down, major companies moving toward more humanely-produced food, and the prospect of legal "personhood" for prima...

Staring Down the Barrel of Unsustainability

Robert Walker | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Robert Walker

Despite all these warning signs, it is tempting to think of unsustainability as somebody else's problem. Shortages of food and water are local problems... right? Wrong. In a global economy unsustainability, wherever it occurs, is everyone's problem sooner or later.

Lions Nearing Extinction In West Africa, And We Didn't Even Know It

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By John R. Platt (Click here for original article) Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordi...

Of Palm Oil and Extinction

Robert Hii | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

You know the old question if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I'm not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of Dipterocarpus coriaceus in West Malaysia.

Celebrating Animals

Michael Largo | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Michael Largo

We try to imagine how animals see the world, but even our pets are mysterious to us. However, understanding the way their eyes work, or their sense of smell, for example, it helps us to appreciate them even more and adds a measure of empathy, if nothing else.

2012: A Farewell to Creatures Great (and Small)

Robert Walker | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

The disruption of entire eco-systems is harmful to the people who depend upon them for their economic survival. Poaching in developing countries may temporarily enrich the poachers, but posterity is inevitably impoverished.

Reptile Extinction: Man's Climate Impact Doing What Nature Couldn't

Neil Wagner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Some signs of climate change are conspicuous. Hurricane Sandy, for instance. Other signs, such as the precarious predicament of the tuatara is less so. The tuatara is on the road to extinction. Why is the tenuous existence of this simple little lizard noteworthy, you ask?

Saving Nemo: 3 Reasons to Protect Clownfish From Extinction

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

He raked in $17 million at the box office last weekend. As a mom, I can testify that Pixar's Nemo is a kid-pleasing cinematic success. But his real-life counterpart is in terrible trouble.

Why Killed Off Big Carnivores? Scientists Offer Surprising New Theory

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Science

By Kate Wong The impact of Homo sapiens on the environment over the past few hundred years has been so profound that some scientists term this chapte...

Farewell the Rhino

Robert Walker | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

Quietly, without ritual or public fanfare, the Western Black Rhino this year was officially declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. None are believed left in the wild.