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Will the Real World Leaders Please Step Forward: Bravo Pope Francis

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Regardless of one's religious, cultural or national affiliations, it would be difficult to avoid the conclusion that only one individual has emerged f...

There Are Now Only 4 Northern White Rhinos Left On Earth

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green

And then there were four.  The northern white rhinoceros, one of the world's most critically endangered species, inched a step closer to to...

Street Photography Has No Clothes

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image (c) John Holcroft, Courtesy of John Holcroft Street photography has become such an ambiguous umbrella term in the photography world that it re...

The Polar Bear in Your Backyard

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

For many people, the idea of a world without polar bears is eerie, but distant, like looking at photos of abandoned buildings. It's troubling, but in a NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) sort of way. Except the problem is in your backyard...and in your bedroom.

How to Stop the Bloodiest Century in Human History

Jonathan Jackson | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Jonathan Jackson

We're living in the bloodiest century in human history, and our own, daily habits are to blame. That's good news. It means we can do something about it.

Taco Bell Delivery Is What Killed The Dinosaurs

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy

Paleontologists have made a groundbreaking discovery that provides definitive evidence as to what caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs some 66 mil...

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. ...

One Third Of The World's Saiga Antelope Population Died This Month. Nobody Knows Why.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green

Endangered, adorable Saiga antelope are dying off at a terrifying rate in Kazakhstan -- and nobody knows why. More than a third of the world's pop...

Making Nice: A Battle Cry for Biological Diversity

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Lisa Novick

This reluctance to actively consider something that causes cognitive dissonance or necessitates reappraisal of our actions is reprehensible. This reluctance is the death knell of countless species and ecosystems on Earth that we have come to love and are loathe to imagine the world without.

Environmental Collapse and Mass Extinction... in Dollars?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.05.2015 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Approaching the collapse of the earth's environment by attempting to commodify nature with a dollar value is a stunning instance of the prevailing human perspective responsible for the current state of affairs.

60 Percent Of Large Herbivores May Go Extinct Thanks To Humans

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Thanks in part to poaching and habitat loss, 60 percent of the world's largest herbivores are at risk of extinction...

WCS at 120: Then and Now, Conservation Action Takes a Movement

John F. Calvelli | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

To pursue legislative action to restrict ivory sales in the United States, the 96 Elephants campaign has followed Hornaday's tested movement strategy: building coalitions with public and private partners, raising public awareness, and working with government leaders.

'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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...