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The Overlooked Anniversary: 40 Years Ago Congress and the President Called for a Steady State Economy

Brian Czech | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Brian Czech

Pursuant to an act of the 93rd Congress, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the establishment of a steady state economy. That law was called the Endangered Species Act.

DNA Study Reveals Surprising Truth About Bird's Extinction

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 06.17.2014 | Science

When the last passenger pigeon died at a zoo in 1914, the species became a cautionary tale of the dramatic impact humans can have on the world. But a...

Extinction at the Hand of Man

Ken White | Posted 05.25.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

As someone who lives in the Bay Area, it's almost always on trips away from home when I find myself bumping into people who deny (a) that there's clim...

Is Extinction Forever? Or Is the Passenger Pigeon Waiting in the Wings?

Steve Zack | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

It is probably the most dramatic extinction story ever witnessed. Yet now there is interest and even the possibility of bringing the most famously extinct bird back.

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...

The Man Box and The Cult of Masculinity

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
V-Day

Violence doesn't happen in a vacuum. To address and to end violence against women globally, we must consider the factors and circumstances that contr...

Observations from the World Conservation Congress: A Pigeon That Was a Canary

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

As I navigate more than 500 events taking place these first two weeks in September at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, a passenger pigeon named Martha who died nearly 100 years ago in Ohio is on my mind.