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Sixth Extinction

We Are Sequencing the Genomes of the World, and It's Giving Us a New Vision of Life

Dawn Field | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Dawn Field

We are sequencing the world -- from ourselves to all of the organisms upon which we depend as a living planet. In the future, our planetary genome might include new life forms built in the lab; there is even talk of the possibility of a resurrected Neanderthal, carried by a surrogate human mother. Science fiction? Not anymore.

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...

Mass Extinction - Turn It Around or Leave - No Pause Button

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Do we not, as individuals, have the ability to "wake up" and "see" a world, once resplendent with life and health, now toxic and destabilized; accelerating into a a mass extinction event, due to our inability to grasp the simplest reality of the connection and equality of all things in nature?

Group: Wildlife Populations Down Drastically

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new...

Animal Welfare and Palm Oil in Products We Buy

Robert Hii | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

While it is great to see all these multinational palm oil producers making the pledge to protect forests for the sake of wild animals, how would one know at the retail level which products use palm oil from these producers?

Avoiding Extinction on the Goldilocks Planet

David Wilkie | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Like the dinosaurs, we and our fellow denizens of Earth may become the amber curios of a future civilization that ponders how species once so prevalent came to such a swift demise.

Is Humanity Behind Biggest Extinction Event Since Dinosaurs?

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG, May 1 (Reuters) - Around 65 million years ago, a massive asteroid or "bolide" smashed into the Yucatan P...

How Climate Extinction Are You? (Wait, What?)

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

Take every chance to remind your friends that climate change is real, and that we have only a few years to take major action before we start hitting tipping points and civilization begins descending into chaos.

Sixth Extinction

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Darwin was right about many things, including the mechanism by which the plenitude of life we know as biodiversity came to thrive on this planet. Unfortunately for us, his picture has hit a big roadblock.

Study: Next Great Mass Extinction May Have Already Begun

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists say the next mass extinction may already be under way. A new study, published in the most recent issue of the journal Nature states just t...