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It's Not Easy Being Green: Frogs (and Many of Our Other Slimy Friends) Need Help

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

Protecting our amphibians and reptiles will always be a good way not only to protect these animals but to protect the environments we share with them, and the jobs, of all kinds, provided by their delicate, irreplaceable ecosystems.

Dining Delicacy Is Actually Fighting Water Pollution

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

Otters are at their cutest while cracking open crab shells on their stomachs. But according to one recently released study, that's also when they're c...

Debate Over 'De-Extinction' Heats Up

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science

The passenger pigeon, the dodo and the woolly mammoth are just a few of the species wiped off the Earth by changing environments and human activities....

Remembering Two Field Biology Pioneers

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 10.23.2013 | Science
Russell Mittermeier

Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the world suffered a tragic loss when a small plane flying out of the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador crashed into a cloud-covered mountain.

Change Our Story: Man Made Extinction Event

Peter Buffett | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

As we grow into being as a child, we shift from a baby absorbing energy to someone actively engaging and responding. Creating an "impression" on the world as the world creates an impression on us.

PLOS Research Predicts Climate Change 'Winners' and 'Losers'

Linda Marsa | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

There's a growing consensus among scientists that the earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction. The results of these calculations and models -- once they arrive in the popular media -- are increasingly positioned as scorecards, offering nature's "winners" and "losers."

Of Palm Oil and Extinction

Robert Hii | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

You know the old question if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I'm not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of Dipterocarpus coriaceus in West Malaysia.

Just Because It'll Grow in Your Yard Doesn't Mean You Should Plant It

Lisa Novick | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Novick

Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.

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...

What If There Were Lions in America?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if there were lions in America? No, I'm not joking, and neither was Josh Kling when he asked, "What If We Could Bring Back Extant Species" at the last What If...? Conference.

PHOTOS: Why Primates Matter

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

Compiling a detailed volume on all the primates of the world had been attempted a few times in the past, but never in a way that captured the full diversity of these creatures. I decided I would take on this task.

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Dina Khayal | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Dina Khayal

The Koala pictured in this image wandered back to his home in New South Wales, Australia last week only to find nothing, except log chippings from the remaining's of the logging operations.

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.

3 Species Declared Extinct

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Miami

By Barbara Liston (Reuters) - After six years of searching, an entomologist has concluded that three varieties of butterflies native to south Florid...

The Elephant in the Room

Mike Kaplan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Mike Kaplan

Through coincidence or synchronicity, President Obama may be able to prevent the extermination of Republican reasonableness by creating a bipartisan body to prevent the extermination of the symbol of the Republican party -- the elephant.

Ancient Asteroid May Have Sparked Global Inferno

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

Widespread wildfires, a red sky, and upper atmospheric temperatures reaching 2,700 degrees? That was Earth around 66 million years ago following an an...

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 ...

The Conservation Perspective on 'De-extinction'

Stewart Brand | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Stewart Brand

Death is still forever, but extinction may not be. A dead body can't be reanimated once it begins to rot, but the essence of a species -- its genome -- survives rot for centuries, even thousands of years. That DNA knows how to make living animals, once we figure out how to invite it to do so.

Bizarre Mouth-Birther Puts 'De-Extinction' In Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

A bizarre species of frog that went extinct decades ago has been brought back to life. In an effort known as the Lazarus Project, scientists at th...

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.

CUTE ALERT: Stunning White Lion, Tiger Cubs Born In Germany Zoo

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

In this incredible photograph, taken on Jan. 30, four white lion and four white tiger cubs can be seen lolling about in their home at Germany's Sereng...

Three Years Left to Live?

Mikko Alanne | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Mikko Alanne

The main culprit in the catastrophe facing orangutans is palm oil, a widely used cheap additive found in everything from food products to biofuels. Indeed, estimates say palm oil is now in more than 50 percent of all consumer goods.

Alaska Scientists Discover Remains of 40,000-Year-Old Extinct Bison

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

As she scraped cold dirt from the remains of an extinct bison, Pam Groves wrinkled her nose at a rotten-egg smell wafting from gristle that still clun...

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.

Saving Our Treasures

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.24.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Like most Detroiters, I have a special fondness for Belle Isle. I've lived close to the Detroit River since 2005, and even when I don't walk or bike on the island or enjoy the solitude, which I do fairly often, knowing that our island sanctuary is there provides respite to the soul.