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Scary Study: Plants at Base of Ocean Food Chain Have Declined Up to 40% Due to Warming Seas

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Regardless of the geopolitics of climate change, no matter what anyone chooses to believe or not, the total loss of phytoplankton would be a catastrophic global event.

Madagascar Bird EXTINCT: Water Bird Not Seen In 25 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — Alien fish species and nylon nets have forced the extinction of a water bird in Madagascar, a conservation group said Wednesday. The f...

Uglier Animals Get Less Attention From Scientists, Face Higher Threat Of Extinction

The Guardian | David Adam and Celia Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When it comes to a beauty contest, the African manatee, a bloated sea cow that grazes the coastal waters off west Africa, will never win any prizes. B...

Orangutan Genocide Continues in Indonesia

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

This highly sophisticated species whose DNA is 97 percent similar to homo sapiens will be the first great ape to become extinct if urgent action is not immediately taken.

Rare Primate Feared Extinct Caught On Camera For First Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) GALLE, Sri Lanka — A nocturnal, forest-dwelling primate with orb-like eyes and short limbs was photographed in central Sri Lanka late last ...

Biodiversity Loss Continues Unabated Despite International Efforts

John F. Bruno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John F. Bruno

As we recently reported in Science magazine, biodiversity has continued to decline over the past four decades. This is largely due to increased pressures resulting from human population economic growth.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

PHOTOS: Saving Tasmanian Devils

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Australia's Taronga Zoo's newest exhibit is a Tasmanian devil breeding center. The center, located in Sydney, opened to aid the effort to prevent the ...

7 Animals Being Eaten To Extinction (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With human populations increasing worldwide and consumers demanding rare and exotic meals, endangered animals are being hunted for food at an increasi...

Life on Planet Earth Depends on Biodiversity

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

With all of us naturally drawn to the continually unfolding disaster of the BP Oil Spill, an important assessment of how the world is doing on protecting wildlife slipped under the radar screen for most of us.

Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: Giggling Childishly in the Face of Death

Robert Brockway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Brockway

I wrote a non-fiction book about the apocalypse. When I say those words out loud, people usually start slowly inching away from me.

Abu Dhabi's "Wondering Where the Lions Are" (And Why The Corals Won't Come Back)

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

West of the city of Abu Dhabi, the capitol of the United Arab Emirates, after a coral "wipe out" 10 years ago, the coral reef has failed to revive itself.

Weekly Mulch: Oil Spill Could Bring Mass Extinction to the Gulf Coast

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A cap placed over a severed pipe is siphoning some oil from the broken BP well in the Gulf Coast, the compan...

Extinction in the Gulf

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arthur Rosenfeld

Back when I rescued that little sea turtle from a pet shop, I had no idea the planet was a mere forty years from turtle Armageddon.

13 Threatened Animals Of The Ocean (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are currently 620 species of marine animals designated as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List. These an...

Annihilation of a Fish

Matt Rigney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Rigney

Robust populations of bluefin tuna mean increased overall benefits to us in the form of healthy oceans, food, recreation, and jobs. But as of yesterday, the annihilation of the northern bluefin tuna reached its final phase.

For Bluefin, Polar Bears Commerce Trumps Conservation

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The proposal to ban global trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna was always a long shot. But it's a huge disappointment that delegates to CITES today rejected the ban by a wide margin.

Why Endangered Species and Oil Don't Mix

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

The massive oil spill will continue to pollute the Gulf coast communities, estuaries and marshes. And it will harm and likely kill some, perhaps many, of the area's endangered species.

Will Machines Take Over the World? The Scientific Turning Point

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Imagine watching TV without a screen or communicating with friends without facebook. Would you have an implant to be smarter? What's the status of the science? When do humans become obsolete?

Stem Cells' Next Use: Fighting Extinction

voiceofsandiego.org | JONATHAN PARKINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Conservationists work constantly through habitat protection and other means to save these and other endangered species. And now they are adding a new ...

Fossil Fuels Had A Hand In Dinosaur Extinction

New Scientist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fossil fuels have a new crime to live down. A frenzy of hydrocarbon burning at the end of the Permian period may have led to the most devastating mass...

Humans Now Wiping Out Species At 1,000 Times The Natural Rate

treehugger.com | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Thanks to human development and expansion, species are now going extinct exponentially faster than ever before--they're dying out at the frightening s...

Bats: The New Canary in the Coal Mine?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

You may think bats are scary, but what's truly terrifying is the mysterious fungus that's decimating the bat population -- the so-called "white-nose syndrome."

Climate Change: Too Much At Stake

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

To the extent that we speak from our hearts about the world we want to create, we will attract energy, resources and support--and inspire others to act.

African Elephants Could Be Extinct In 15 years

Telegraph | Amy Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The [African elephant] population - currently 600,000 - is diminishing by 38,000 each year. These figures, calculated using the annual number of illeg...