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Interview: 99.9% of Species Ever on Earth Are Extinct Now

Richard Ha | Posted 07.24.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

This is Dr. Shane Burgess again, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, talking this time about how 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived on the earth are now extinct.

The Asian Elephant Vanishes: Once Revered Animal Becomes Consumer Product

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Lam

In a world where even the sacred is devoured, one can't help but wonder, in another century or so, whether there will anything left but a horde hungry humans, and those that will inherit the earth, cockroaches?

Federal Scientists Ordered to Drop Proposal to Protect Wolverines

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Just as we did with bald eagles, peregrine falcons, sea turtles and grizzlies, we have a legal and moral duty to protect wolverines, remarkable survivors able to sniff out carrion buried beneath several feet of snow.

Spiral-Tusked Beast Was Part Of The Real Paleo Diet

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science

There's a new mega-mammal on the menu of America's first hunters. On a ranch in northwestern Sonora, Mexico, archaeologists have discovered 13,400-y...

Is It Getting Crowded In Here?

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

There's something that distinguishes humans from other animals besides our opposable thumbs: There has never, in the history of the world, been another large vertebrate land animal whose population has grown as much, as quickly or with such devastating consequences as ours.

4 Under-Represented Ways We Could Go Extinct

Ravishly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Ravishly

As the morbid and jaded creatures we are, humans really get a kick out of pondering our species' ultimate demise. It's time we give some love to more obscure, but still scientifically plausible means of extinction.

I Am a Digital Dinosaur

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Remember WordStar? WordPerfect? Apple Writer? Lotus Notes? If you don't know what these are, open up Netscape Navigator and do a search on Alta Vista.

Eve of Extinction?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Evidence pointing to the reality of human caused environmental change is increasingly streaming through global media outlets and information sources.

Armadillo, World Cup Mascot, Threatened With Extinction

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, June 12 (Reuters) - The armadillo, mascot of the FIFA World Cup, is threatened with e...

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

Stop Worrying, Humans Aren't Going Extinct Any Time Soon

Justin Beach | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Impact
Justin Beach

In 2014 there are more nuclear weapons than ever, but we don't really talk about them very much. Instead we talk, primarily about the possibility of human extinction due to climate change, food shortages, ocean acidification or, occasionally, super-volcanos or comet collisions. All of these things are possible, and all of them are very unlikely to cause the extinction of humanity.

Scientists Unearth Enormous Prehistoric Croc

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.05.2014 | Science

It was 16 feet (4.8 meters) long and tipped the scales at 900 lbs. (408 kilograms). With a blunt snout and powerful bite, it ate turtles and battled ...

World's Wildlife Vanishing at Breakneck Pace -- And Guess Who's to Blame?

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Species are going extinct at a pace not seen in tens of millions of years, and unlike past extinction events, the cause is us.

World On The Brink Of Sixth Great Extinction, Study Says

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, a...

Extinction and the New Human

Daniel Levine | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Daniel Levine

We often justify our culture by referring to the ideals of our "forefathers," by which we mean the political, enterprising men who wrote our Constitution. But our true ancestors were the Neanderthals.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

LOOK: Stunning 'Paleoart' Will Beam You Back Into A Ferocious Prehistoric World

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Ever wish you could jump in a time machine and travel back to the age of dinosaurs? What were terrifying prehistoric beasts like megalodon and T. rex ...

Eyes Wide Closed

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.06.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

In a recent post appearing in MARKETPLACE, Morning Report, entitled, "Climate change: how to talk about bad news", Sarah Gardner presents the views...

New Book Offers 'Biography' of Galápagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 07.04.2014 | Books
Cecilia Alvear

The bishop, who along with the sailors, had to endure a water shortage, was not impressed and later wrote to the King of Spain the place looked "as though at some time God had showered stones."

Shedding Light On The 'Biggest Issue Humanity Has Ever Faced'

The Dodo | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award-Winning Director of “The Cove” and Executive Director of OPS (Oceanic Preservation Society), is screening a work-in-...

Noah and the Deal

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 06.17.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Noah (by Darren Aronofsky) is a powerful movie on several levels. It speaks directly to one of the most deeply ingrained archetypes of human consci...

Reports Reveal Terrifying Climate Threat To Biodiversity

Shaye Wolf | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Shaye Wolf

We risk leaving our children a lonelier planet -- a world where many animals and plants are just a memory.

Review: A Window on Eternity, by E. O. Wilson

David Edmund Moody | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
David Edmund Moody

He confesses that he suffers from a "mild arachnophobia" -- so much so that he was unable to cope with and preserve a large and colorful orb spider that he had acquired with some difficulty, and instead simply opened the plastic bag and released it back into the wild.

Will Civilization Collapse, or Evolve?

Richard Steiner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

What is now at risk is the functional integrity of the only biosphere we know, and the very continuation of civilization. And yet, we seem numb to this unprecedented threat. Will modern civilization evolve to become egalitarian and sustainable, or collapse?

What Do You Believe?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

A recent Gallup poll indicates that most Americans do not believe that global warming and extreme weather are connected. The March 6-9 poll included 1,048 adults selected randomly from all adults living in the United States.