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'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade system to fight global warming; Stu...

New Species Of 'Terror Bird' Discovered

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.11.2015 | Science

An army of huge carnivorous "terror birds" -- some as big as 10 feet tall -- ruled South America for tens of millions of years before going extinct so...

Land-Based Food Won't Sustain Polar Bears in a Low-Ice Arctic, Study Says

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.02.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

As summer and autumn sea ice diminishes in the Arctic Sea, polar bears spending more time on shore have been spotted eating eggs, hunting down the nesting birds that lay them, hunting other land animals and even chewing on edible plants growing onshore. But is that enough to sustain them in an ice-scarce Arctic? No, says a new study.

The Great Vanishing

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Scientists believe that this round of mass extinction is accelerating, and one way or another, it all traces back to us, whether thanks to the way we are changing the planet's atmosphere or to what Kolbert terms a human-induced, often disastrous "intercontinental reshuffling of species."

The Politics of Extinction

William deBuys | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
William deBuys

Today, no one knows if the clock of extinction for the species stands at two minutes before midnight or two minutes after. In spite of its exotic horns, the animal is unknown in traditional Chinese medicine. Rather, the last living remnants of the species risk being taken as by-catch, like sea turtles in a shrimper's net.

Saving Pangolins From Extinction: Brunei

Robert Hii | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Robert Hii

One of the remaining strongholds for pangolins today, is the tiny nation of Brunei which has retained most of its forests, compared to its neighbors that share Borneo island. This is a truly inspiring story of how one person can make a difference.

Extinctions and the Death of the Human Imagination

Nessa Carey | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Nessa Carey

A catastrophe is coming. We can avert it but only by applying pressure on governments and vested interests, by fighting those who put money ahead of beauty, profit before enlightenment. We are about to lose one of the most wonderful animals on earth.

Environmental Collapse and Extinction: The Bright Side

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Even now, on the very eve of extinction, we continue to move forward with strength, courage and determination to complete the task of annihilation with the almost certain knowledge that our own demise is part of the package.

The Pope on Childess Couples

Robert Walker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

It can reflect a deeply held concern about the damage that we are inflicting upon the natural world and what that means for future generations, not to mention all the other creatures with whom we share this planet.

Fueling Extinction: Obama Budget Is Killer for Endangered Species

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Obama has proposed a budget that would provide fewer dollars for protecting endangered species than the US spends on one Lockheed Martin F-35C fighter jet. Americans must let their representatives know that our single-greatest priority in the 21st century is the fight to save the biological diversity on which all life depends.

Ban Ivory Sales -- All of Them

Viveca Morris | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Viveca Morris

If the United States and other nations do not fully ban the sale of ivory, African elephants could be extinct -- poof -- in as few as five years.

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.

'Green News Report' - January 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Confirmed. Again. NASA and NOAA find 2014 breaks record for hottest yea...

STUDY: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction

The New York Times | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedent...

One New Year's Resolution We Can't Afford to Break

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

By mid-century, it's estimated that we'll be ringing in the New Year with almost 10 billion of our closest friends. There's not enough champagne to go around (especially since climate change may bring the end of wine from the Champagne region). More importantly, there's not enough planet to go around

Wolves in a Tangled Bank

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

The wolves' return to Yellowstone and the subsequent recovery of plants that elk had been eating to death in their absence has become one the most popularized and beloved ecological tales.

It's The End of the World As We Know It

Randy Malamud | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Randy Malamud

I propose that it is time for us to accept as a premise in whatever environmental discussions we have -- or indeed, in any deliberations on anything taking place in the future -- the fact that the world is coming to an end.

Biruté Mary Galdikas: 'If Orangutans Go Extinct, It Will Be Because of Palm Oil'

Tadzio Mac Gregor | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Tadzio Mac Gregor

This woman of Lithuanian heritage has grown to become one of the greatest scientists and primatologists of the 20th century. Biruté Mary Galdikas has spent more than 40 years living and studying the behaviour of orangutans inside the once pristine rainforest of Borneo, Indonesia.

'Buttercup' Blood Brings Cloning Effort One Step Closer

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science

Scientists are one step closer to cloning a woolly mammoth, thanks to the results of a new autopsy conducted on a remarkably preserved specimen of the...

Preventing the Sixth Mass Extinction Requires Dealing With Climate Change

Anthony D. Barnosky | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Anthony D. Barnosky

Allowing the climate change we're now causing to continue would virtually guarantee that human beings will be the first species in the planet's history bring on a mass extinction of life on Earth.

Extinction Machine* - Drivetrain Mechanism

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Why do people persist in behaving in ways that clearly threaten their future existence . . . in fact, the existence of all life, as we know it, on the host environment . . . planet earth? There is no mystery about what is happening. Science has laid it bare.

Leonardo Dicaprio: Let's Not Wait Until We Pass More Tipping Points

Thom Hartmann | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Thom Hartmann

Around 250 million years ago most life was extinguished from our planet in a cataclysmic extinction event. Today, it could happen again.

The Population Wake-Up Call

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

A recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reads like a grim Choose Your Own Adventure tale of global population dynamics. What if the next pandemic wiped out 2 billion people?

Zombies in the Mirror: The Scary Truth About Where We're Headed

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

With all the news about population, extinction and climate change, it can feel pretty apocalyptic out there. But we can still choose not to be zombies.

Extinction Machine: User's Guide

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

The one universal law or rule that seems to hold constant in nature is the seeking of balance. All natural systems are in a continuous state of change...