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People and Other Animals: Remembering an Extinct Species

Ken White | Posted 09.05.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Back in March I wrote about extinction, specifically about extinction resulting from the hand of Homo sapiens, focusing then on how man's appetite for...

The Passenger Pigeon, A Requiem

Carl Safina | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

As I think of what we are doing to elephants, coral reefs, Bluefin tuna, the great apes and the great cats, today on this sad centennial I wonder whether humanity ever really learned the lesson of the passenger pigeon.

Dearly Beloved: 100 Years Ago the Last Passenger Pigeon Died

Jarid Manos | Posted 09.02.2014 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

A hundred years ago, Martha died. At 1 p.m. on September 1, 1914, the last individual of a wild blue dove whose flocks once numbered billions and blackened the American skies for days fell over dead in her Cincinnati zoo cage.

Grilling for Labor Day? Don't Burn the Planet

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Once you start replacing servings of meat with plant protein, your statistical life span starts to improve. Same goes for the planet.

The Passenger Pigeon's Everlasting Mark: America's Most Infamous Extinction

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

We rarely know the exact date and time an entire species goes extinct, but in the case of the passenger pigeon, we do. Martha, the very last of her species, took her final breath at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1st 1914, marking the end of a species that was once the most abundant in North America. This was America's first infamous extinction.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Doom The Human Race Within The Next 100 Years?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superin...

'The 6th Extinction:' A Talk with James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is more than a thriller author. He's a veterinarian, a man of science, and writes best-selling novels evocative of Michael Crichton and Isaac Asimov, but with a uniquely imaginative flavor of their own.

Will Humans Go Extinct If All Animals Die?

Quora | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora:Will humans go extinct if all other animals die? Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Evolutionary Biologist Pro...

Avoiding Extinction on the Goldilocks Planet

David Wilkie | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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.

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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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...