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The Dodo Carousel in Paris Lets You Ride Extinct Species

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.07.2017 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Most Parisian kids are familiar with the charming botanical Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement of the capital, covering over 70 acres, right...

We've Rediscovered 'Extinct' Giant Tortoises

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.07.2016 | Science

The Galápagos Islands, 1,000 kilometers off the coast of South America, are probably most famous as the place that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory...

War on #ClimateChange: Threat to 'International Peace and Security'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2016 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.

Our Extinction Problem May Be Far, Far Worse Than We Think

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

The sharp decline of land snail species in Hawaii may have frightening implications for the extinction rates of animals worldwide. A multinational tea...

Earth Has Entered First 'Mass Extinction' Since Dinosaurs, Study Warns

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green

The Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction phase, a new study warns, and the time we have to avoid dramatic consequences is rapidly running out. ...

Two Species Assumed To Be Extinct Were Just Rediscovered

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green

Two species of amphibians considered "lost to science" were just rediscovered in the Philippines, about half a century after either were last seen. ...

Artist Brings Extinct Animals Back To Life In Mesmerizing Drawings

Giuseppe Fantasia | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Giuseppe Fantasia

Arianna Papini uses whimsical drawings to tell the stories of twenty extinct animals, from their origins to their disappearances.

Scans Show 'Odd Couple' Died Together In Prehistoric Home

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

Scientists have discovered a burrow in South Africa where two unlikely creatures shared a home before being entombed by a flash flood 250 million year...

Are We Playing God? The Wisdom in Bringing Back What Is Gone

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The essence of these verses is as relevant today as it has ever been. Do our choices enhance life for all of us? It seems to me the wisdom lies in letting the extinct stay extinct.

Ancient Fossils Could Shed Light On Birds' Extinction

Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/26/2013 12:00 PM EDT on LiveScience Penguin fossils from 10 million to 12 million years ago ...

Ancient Fossil Shows Creature Had Modern Teeth

Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/27/2013 06:49 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleontologists in Japan have unearthed the jaw of a pri...

Ancient Mega-Volcanoes Tied To Huge Extinction Event

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Massive volcanic eruptions may have led to the extermina...

The Man Box and The Cult of Masculinity

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home

Violence doesn't happen in a vacuum. To address and to end violence against women globally, we must consider the factors and circumstances that contri...

Top New Plant Species of Last Year (and the Hottest Job of the Future)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

You might think that we could have found all of the plants by now. They don't evade capture or bite you when you catch them. Unlike microbes, they aren't invisible without a lens. Yet, more than 150 new plant species were published in academic journals in 2012.

Fossil Of Long-Extinct Whale Discovered

Posted 12.24.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 12/23/2012 09:59 AM EST on LiveScience Researchers diving off the coast of Georgia may have found the rem...

Observations from the World Conservation Congress: A Pigeon That Was a Canary

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

As I navigate more than 500 events taking place these first two weeks in September at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, a passenger pigeon named Martha who died nearly 100 years ago in Ohio is on my mind.

Amazon Species Face Heavy 'Extinction Debt'

Posted 07.12.2012 | Green

By Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor: When species lose their natural habitat to deforestation and other causes, they don't immediately disapp...

Foreign Leader Joins Battle Over Dinosaur Skeleton

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/24/2012 08:12 AM EDT on LiveScience A fossilized dinosaur that was once at the top of i...

Titanoboa, Biggest Snake That Ever Lived, Was HOW Big?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Science

What's the world's biggest snake? Experts say it's the reticulated python, specimens of which can exceed 20 feet in length. But these big guys are pip...

Species Endangered, But Not According To The U.S.?

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

By Rose Eveleth (Click here for original article.) In the last few months the Western black rhino and the South Florida Rainbow Snake have gone ex...

Extinct Animals: 11 Species We've Lost In Our Lifetime

The Daily Green | Julie Gerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Check out some of the beautiful creatures we've lost recently -- in just the last 40 years....

LAOTIAN ROCK RAT Among Discovered (And Rediscovered) Species

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Laotian rock rat (Laonastes aenigmamus) has been rediscovered, millions of years after it was thought the breed was extinct. Researchers say the ...