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Climate Change This Week: Extinction, Taxing Climate Denial, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are s...

Scientific Expert: Horseshoe Crabs Threatened With Extinction

Karl Grossman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Karl Grossman

A world expert on horseshoe crabs is worried about their extinction after 455 million years of life on Earth--largely because of the crab having becom...

Sumatran Rhino Harapan One Step Closer to Becoming a Dad

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 11.21.2016 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

One year after traveling to the other side of the world to meet a mate and contribute to the survival of his critically-endangered species, Cincinnati...

Why It's So Hard To Save An Endangered Species

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green

Green groups hailed it as “big news for a little porpoise.” With just 60 animals left in the wild and the threat of extinction looming, government...

Protecting The Wildlife In Africa With 21st-Century Technology

Geri Spieler | Posted 11.04.2016 | Green
Geri Spieler

Trying to fight poachers and government officials who are supposed to protect wildlife make the fight that more difficult. However, if all poachers can be thwarted with state-of-the-art technology such as drones, it matters not who is out to destroy the wildlife of Africa.

This Is How A Species Goes Extinct

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green

Editor’s note: The images below may be upsetting to some readers. When photographer Paul Hilton arrived at a clearing in Sumatra, Indonesia, last ye...

Eating The World's Mammals To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green

Hunting by humans is driving many of the world’s threatened mammals to extinction. Elephants are killed for their tusks; rhinos, for their horns ―...

A Guide for Voting at (the Beginning of) the End of the World

John Halstead | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
John Halstead

("The Extinction Election" by Doug Minkler) This has been a rough campaign season for progressives. First Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic nominat...

10,000 Critically Endangered Frogs Mysteriously Drop Dead In Lake Titicaca

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.19.2016 | Green

Peruvian authorities are investigating the deaths of over 10,000 critically endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca. The cause of the Titicaca water frog ma...

Viral Orangutan Photo Serves As Poignant Reminder Of Apes' Continued Plight

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green

A malnourished female orangutan is pictured draped on a rescuer’s back, the two of them drenched by the falling rain. The animal’s eyes are shield...

China's Extinct Dolphin Spotted? Probably Not, But Here's Why You Should Still Care

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green

It was a thrilling claim: A decade after the Yangtze river dolphin was declared functionally extinct, a team of amateur conservationists said they spo...

High Praise for "The Lion in the Living Room"

David Edmund Moody | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
David Edmund Moody

In The Lion in the Living Room, three things come together with exquisite, delightful effect: a natural history of cats, replete with ecological issu...

End Of A Species: The Loneliest Frog On Earth Dies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.04.2016 | Green

The loneliest frog on Earth is dead, taking with him the hope of an entire species. Toughie was a famed Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog and the last ...

We Don't Need Another Billion People to Solve Climate Change

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the work of Travis Rieder and his colleagues on Population Engineering is getting a lot of airtime. NPR picked it...

The Importance of Preserving and Promoting Languages: A Liberal Arts Perspective

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2016 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

I recently wrote about what the death of the last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) 80 years ago can teach us about the power the liberal arts has to solve ...

100-Year-Old Tortoise’s Sex Drive Saved His Species From Extinction

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.16.2016 | Good News

Go, Diego, go. A 100-year-old Galapagos giant tortoise named Diego has fathered an estimated 800 offspring, and his lively libido seems to have pulled...

Nostalgic Travel Posters Showcase Extinct Animals You'll Never Get To See

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green

What would you do if you had a time machine? Meet your distant ancestors? Kill baby Hitler? See some of magnificent animals that are now extinct? Unkn...

Extinction and the Integrated Liberal Arts

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Although you may never have heard of Benjamin, I'm willing to bet that his story will interest you. He lived a tough and lonely life in Australia. H...

Human's Hubris Against Nature

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 08.16.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

In a perfect example of hubris, "Against sustainability" argues that nature, the environment, and "resources," are ours for the taking, to do with them as we please. Which, in fact, we pretty much do.

Climate Change Is Not The ‘Biggest Killer’ Of Biodiversity

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green

Global climate change, including sea-level rise, drought and extreme heat, is no doubt taking a toll on our planet ― but it’s far from the biggest...

The Time To Save Tigers Is Today

John F. Calvelli | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

While humans carry much blame for the decline of tigers, it is not too late for us to play a larger role in bringing the species back from the brink.

What To Grow In Your Forage Garden

Julia Wasson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Julia Wasson

Pinyon syrup; acorn and cattail crackers; golden currant wine; mountain trout with Manzanita berries and willow bark. Wild-foraged foods are becoming...

Orangutans Are Now One Step Closer To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green

Conservationists have been warning of this moment for years. Orangutans ― one of the planet’s most intelligent animals ― are officially headed f...

Stand By Me

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Maybe it's because the word refers to the ultimate oblivion, or maybe it's because most of us think of polar bears stranded on melting icebergs when we hear about "extinction," but many of us assume the curtailing of life forever is a remote phenomenon.

Is Pope Francis Pro-life? The Perplexing Silence of Laudato Si' on Human Overpopulation

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

Pope Francis has said many important things in Laudato Si', and my critique should not detract from what is an excellent first foray by Catholic Church leadership into discussions of ecological degradation.