Extinction

South African court grants rhino rancher permission to auction horns

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court on Sunday ordered the government to allow the owner of the world's biggest private rhino herd to hold an online sale of rhino horn, which he aims to hold this week, his lawyer said.<p>John Hume has about 1,500 rhinos on his sprawling farm southeast of …

Environment

Noble Group's Palm Oil Investments Value Decreased By USD 60 Million

Future uncertain for Noble Group's palm oil investments.<p>Deforestation risk analyzed 13 months ago may have been leading indicator of firm's upcoming …

Business

How Understanding What Killed The Dinosaurs Can Help Us Prepare For Climate Change

In his book "The Ends of the World," Peter Brannen looks at what happened to cause past crises and extinctions, and tries to determine what our …

Climate Change

NY label Phelan is making future-ready fashion

Creative director Amanda Phelan discusses bringing together performance, technology and art<p>New York-based knitwear brand Phelan only made its debut two years ago, but creative director Amanda Phelan has already begun to forge her own path in the industry. With a multidisciplinary approach to …

Photography

Demand for Endangered Fish is Killing Thousands of Seabirds – Tell Amazon to Stop Toothfish!

When you think of online shopping, more than likely Amazon will be the first site that pops into your head. The retail giant offers just about …

World's Biggest Brands Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction

By Emma Rae Lierley<p>The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia thrums with life. It is an ancient, 6.5 million acres of lush …

Palm Oil

7th key rhino horn bust in SA for 2017 as Zim woman nabbed at OR Tambo

Cape Town - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has congratulated members of the Environmental Management Inspectorate, also known …

Wildlife

South Africa: Call to Legalise Rhino Horn Sales After Latest Killing in Jeffreys Bay

[News24Wire] A private game farm owner has called for the legalising of rhino horn sales in South Africa as the only way to curb the rampant rhino …

South Africa

Watch a rhino charge cars on an Indian road while passengers calmly narrate the chaos

However bad your morning commute might be, it probably doesn’t include the risk of a charging two-ton rhinoceros.<p>But that was the reality for people …

Synthetic Rhinoceros Horns Spark Economic Debate on Conservation

Synthetic Rhinoceros Horns Spark Economic Debate on ConservationManufactured rhino horns are criticized by conservation groups, but some economists …

Wildlife

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?

<b>BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage?</b><p><b>Check out</b> …

Why extinctions aren’t what they used to be

<b>Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction.</b> By Chris Thomas. <i>Allen Lane; 320 pages; £20. To be published in America in</i> …

Economics

Terrifying Ocean Predator Changes Our View of the Worst Mass Extinction in History

252 million years ago, the Earth was in a really bad place. At the boundary of the Permian and Triassic periods, our biosphere experienced its most …

Paleontology

Spotlight on green news & views: Acid oceans threaten extinction; hawk raised by eagles

Liberal View

What Caused Worst Mass Extinction In Earth’s History? Not What You Think

The world’s worst mass extinction event wiped out almost all marine animals and more than two-thirds of land animals, but scientists are still trying …

World News

How you can help save this iconic Aussie bird from extinction

An Australian bird, the regent honeyeater, is at more risk of extinction than the giant panda or the Sumatran rhino according to a top environment …

Australian News

Scientists Find Huge Drop In Sperm Count In Western Men So Extinction Could Be Upon Us

As if everything currently going on in the world is not terrifying and depressing enough, apparently, scientists now believe the human race could …

Dating

Aardvarks of the Kalahari face extinction by starvation as climate change brings deadly droughts

Aardvarks living in the Kalahari face extinction by starvation as deadly droughts become worse because of climate change, scientists have …

Climate Change

Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinction

<b>Millions of pangolins are being hunted and killed in Africa, raising fears that they are being pushed to extinction.</b><p>The pangolin is the world's most trafficked and poached mammal, because of the demand for its meat and scales.<p>Conservationists say an international trade ban announced last year must …

Wildlife

Earth is undergoing its sixth mass extinction, and it’s our fault

Earth is facing its sixth mass extinction, thanks to mankind’s effect on the environment. A shocking new study found that 30 percent of the 27,000 …

Past extinctions point to a current and future biodiversity crisis

Rapid climate change is a unifying feature of ancient mass extinctions – how bad might it be now?<p>At one level extinction is normal and natural. Most of the diversity of life on Earth that has ever existed is now gone, and all species will one day pass from being extant to being extinct. But …

Climate Change

New species are coming into existence faster than ever

Animals and plants are seemingly disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs died out, 66 million years ago. The death knell tolls for …

Evolution

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World Europe's first 'eTree' puts down roots in central France<p>News Barcelona set to confirm Valverde as new coach on Monday<p>World Macron hosts Putin …

Ecuador

Newly Discovered Sixth Extinction Rewrites Geology

Geology students memorize the rock system names found on geologic column diagrams, learn age assignments, typical fossils, and the five worldwide …

Creationism

Earth Is on Its Way to The Biggest Mass Extinction Since The Dinosaurs, Scientists Warn

Out of control.<p>Have humans damaged the Earth's ecosystems so severely that we're well on our way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs …

Allison Hanes: We should all be worried about 'biological annihilation'

Seven dead North Atlantic right whales were found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, a catastrophe for a species with a population of …

Canadian News

Are we really heading for an Anthropocene apocalypse?

News of a sixth mass extinction makes for frightening reading. But is it really too late - and can changing how we frame the issue inspire a more …

World News

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats could be decimated by climate …

Climate Change

Rising seas threaten scores of species on Pacific islands with extinction

The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skink. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelet’s giant rat.Not …

Climate Change

Butterfly numbers facing 'vital' period - Sir David Attenborough

<b>Butterflies in the UK are facing "a vital" period following a worrying decline in their numbers, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned.</b><p>The TV broadcaster said some of the UK's most common species have suffered "significant declines" in recent years.<p>Many have experienced "several poor years", …

Nature