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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.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Emergency, Pope Francis Inspires Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unique biodiversity, like this furry Javanese beetle, is ...

This Is Probably The First Mammal Extinct Because Of Man-Made Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green

Well, world, we may have reached an incredibly depressing milestone. For the first time on record, a mammal species has probably gone extinct as a dir...

How looking 250 million years into the past could save modern species

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jennifer Botha-Brink, University of the Free State More than 250 million years ago, something huge happened to the Earth: the Permo-Triassic Mass Ext...

Forage in the Garden, Not in What's Left of the Wild

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Lisa Novick

Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. In Southern California, ...

How lessons from past extinctions can help save Madagascar's lemurs

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Sarah Federman, Yale University It is common knowledge that the world faces an historic threat to biodiversity and natural species everywhere. This t...

Tally Ho

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Since the inception of the National Park Service 100 years ago, individual parks have kept lists of what animals and plants live in them.

Dolphins that are adapted to elude killer whales are facing extinction because of something far worse

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 05.20.2016 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

The tiny Maui's dolphin, whose evolutionary path has out-maneuvered that of the brainiest predator in the ocean - the killer whale - now faces near extinction at the hands of man.

Is It The End Of The World As We Know It?

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.17.2016 | Science

From our towering skyscrapers to our dependence on fossil fuels, it's no secret that humans are affecting our planet. But within the last decade or so...

The World’s Smallest Porpoise Is Teetering On The Brink Of Extinction

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green

You’ve probably never had the pleasure of seeing a vaquita in the wild. And unless action is immediately taken to protect this rare porpoise, you ne...

Watch Racing Extinction: It Will Change the Way You View the World

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

On December, 2, 2015 Discovery Channel premiered Louis Psihoyos' new film, Racing Extinction, in 220 countries around the world. This riveting film covers the planet's sixth and currently ongoing mass extinction, named the Anthropocene Extinction, which is largely the result of mankind.

Counting cheetahs: a new approach yields results in the Maasai Mara

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Femke Broekhuis, University of Oxford Being a cheetah researcher in Kenya's Maasai Mara, I'm often asked how many cheetahs there are in the region. I...

Endangered Monarch Butterflies Face Their Greatest Threat High in the Hills of Central Mexico

Homero Aridjis | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- Migratory monarch butterflies, which flock to the mountains of central Mexico every winter, are severely endangered because of herbicides, extreme weather and climate change. Now, a Mexican mining company with a terrible environmental record plans to reopen a mine in the heart of a protected monarch reserve.

Where Did All of the Honey Bees Go?

Quora | Posted 04.25.2016 | Science
Quora

Why are bee populations declining? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with...

Why Endangered Species Can't Adapt

Quora | Posted 04.22.2016 | Science
Quora

Instead of becoming extinct, why don't endangered species adapt to the changing environment and evolve? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge s...

Rhino Royalty: World Leaders Shedding Light on a Nearly Extinct Species

Betsey Brewer | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Betsey Brewer

Rhinos are not becoming extinct due to environmental issues or something of natural causes. The largest impact and threat to the rhinos is the critical levels of poaching. They are being killed, illegally, for their horns nearly every seven hours.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Let's Protect Biodiversity

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

We're focusing on the nonliving, physical environment. "But Earth's living environment, including all its species and all the ecosystems they compose," is receiving little attention.

Toya Delazy on a Mission to Save the Rhino, One Human at a Time

Jamie Joseph | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Jamie Joseph

I'm on location at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in Zululand shooting a documentary about the rhino crisis. We are joined by Zulu Princess Latoya Buthelezi, better known in recent years by her stage name Toya Delazy.

Justice System in the Crosshairs as Alleged Rhino Poaching Kingpin Goes to Court

Jamie Joseph | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Jamie Joseph

While poaching in KwaZulu-Natal is in fast forward, the prosecutorial system in some areas appears to have gone into reverse.

World Wildlife Day 2016: Why Wildlife Needs You

Paul Rosolie | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Paul Rosolie

On this World Wildlife Day, let's remember it is not all about us. From the birds in your backyard, to the mother elephant and her family that stopped me on the road, I can tell you that if wild animals could speak for themselves, they would remind you that their fate is in your hands.

Creating an 8,000m 'Vertical University' in Eastern Nepal

Rajeev Goyal | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Rajeev Goyal

One of the silent crises confronting our world today is the pervasive and unprecedented degradation of biological diversity on our planet. Consider that the current extinction rate is more than 1,000 times the baseline extinction rate.