Extinction

Sumatran Rhino On Brink Of Extinction, Species Future Decided Million Years Ago

Rhinoceros lead tough lives. Their numbers in the wild are dwindling close to extinction because of mass poaching for years to gather their tusks …

World News

A Triassic plesiosaurian skeleton and bone histology inform on evolution of a unique body plan

Secondary marine adaptation is a major pattern in amniote evolution, accompanied by specific bone histological adaptations. In the aftermath of the …

Dinosaurs

Legalising rhino horn trade: don't charge in blind

Between 2008 and 2016, poachers killed more than 7100 rhinos in Africa. South Africa, which has nearly 80% of Africa’s rhinos, was the worst affected …

Wildlife

David Attenborough Warns: Sixth Mass Extinction Is Imminent

The beloved Planet Earth narrator isn't optimistic.<p>By on December 14, 2017<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by …

David Attenborough

'Endangered' Fraser sockeye may never get official protection

The eight Fraser River sockeye spawning populations now assessed as endangered may never be officially protected by the federal government.The Cultus …

British Columbia

Elon Musk Blows Off Steam With the 5 Deadliest Mass Extinctions

There's good news for mushrooms, though.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Mars, Mushrooms, Twitter & Video<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Elon Musk

The urgency of averting extinction, for people's sake

“To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”<p>— Aldo Leopold (1949)<p>Humanity, we were reminded last month, has …

VEGOILS-Palm in line for sixth consecutive decline on bearish data outlook

* Palm falls to low of 2,465 rgt/T<p>* Market down on rising stocks, weaker demand outlook - Trader<p>* Palm may fall to 2,462 rgt/T - Technicals<p>KUALA …

Right whales facing extinction after 17 die this year, scientists say

Scientists are raising a red flag over the future of endangered right whales after a high number died in 2017.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that there are only about 450 North Atlantic right whales left after 17 were reported dead this year, according to …

Oceans

Senator's bill to ban imported shark fins goes before committee

Calling the global trade of shark fins “unsustainable, irresponsible, unbelievably cruel and ecologically reckless,” Sen. Michael MacDonald has …

Endangered Species

Three Christmas island reptiles declared ‘extinct in the wild’

Tokyo — Three species of reptile on Christmas Island, an Australian territory, have been declared extinct in the wild, according to a study released …

Business (South Africa)

2 kiwi birds are rare bright spot in grim extinction report

TOKYO (AP) — Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are rare bright spots in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction.<p>The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to New …

World News

Why animal extinction matters

R. Alexander Pyron’s Nov. 26 Outlook essay, “Species die. Get over it,” was scientifically naive and very out of date. Modern biology moved from thinking in terms of individual species in the 1950s, growing to understand that the inhabitants of Earth depend on each other in complex ecosystems on …

Opinion

Killing the Biosphere to Fast-track Human Extinction

<i>Several years ago in Cameroon, a country in West Africa, a Western Black Rhinoceros was killed. It was the last of its kind on Earth.</i>Hence, the …

Indigenous Peoples

Scientists Brought An Animal Back From Extinction, Should They Have?

We all remember the dodo. Well we don't remember it because they are long since extinct. But the dodo has always been the shining example of what …

Animals

Bird pulled from brink of extinction facing poisoning threat

<b>The red kite has become more common in the past 30 years in the UK, thanks to conservation schemes.</b><p>But, while numbers of the birds of prey are on the rise, scientists say human factors threaten to derail progress.<p>Post-mortem tests on wild red kites show many have been poisoned by lead shot, rat …

Birds

Why did passenger pigeons go extinct?

The last passenger pigeon died more than 100 years ago, but scientists still puzzle over how a bird once numbering as many as 5 billion <i></i>disappeared so quickly from North American skies. “Hunters with guns,” is the big answer — but why didn’t small populations of pigeons survive anywhere?<p>New research …

Evolution

Mass Extinctions - The Big Picture

Super cool history of extinctions on Earth:<p>“Our planet Earth has extinguished large portions of its inhabitants several times since the dawn of …

Mark Twain

Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie ‘Extinction’ Disappears From Universal Schedule

Universal has pulled science-fiction thriller “Extinction” from its Jan. 26 release date just two months before its release date. The change will let …

Movies

What Did You Think of The Gifted?

The review for tonight's episode of The Gifted, "threat of eXtinction," will be posted Tuesday. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on this …

How to watch The Gifted season 1, episode 8, threat of eXtinction

Photo Credit: The Gifted/Fox, Eliza Morse Image Acquired from Fox Flash<p>Photo Credit: The Gifted/Fox, Eliza Morse Image Acquired from Fox Flash<p>This …

Entertainment

Chester Zoo breeds one of the world's rarest amphibians in bid to save it from extinction

Conservationists at Chester Zoo have successfully bred one of the world’s rarest amphibians in a bid to save it from extinction – the first time the …

News (Wales)

How a species of pigeon went from five billion to zero and why it's so terrifying

Passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in North America, but hunting reduced their numbers from five billion to zero in a matter of …

Heartbreaking photo of world's last male northern white rhino shows 'what extinction looks like'

A heartbreaking photo of the world's last male northern white rhino has gone viral after a scientist shared it on social media to show the world "what extinction looks like."<p>Biologist Daniel Schneider took to Twitter on Nov. 6 to share a photo of Sudan, a rhino who went viral in April during a …

AOL

Dinosaurs Could Have Avoided Extinction If The Asteroid Had Landed Anywhere Else On Earth

Talk about bad luck.<p>The dinosaurs being wiped off the face of the earth seems a pretty unavoidable fate when you consider it was the result of a …

Dinosaurs

Australia to ban trading in rhino horn and ivory

While trading in rhino horn and ivory in South Africa is legal, Australia<p>Australian MP Jason Wood has just tabled a Parliamentary motion to ban it …

Wildlife

Asteroid-impact study says statistically, dinosaurs should have dodged extinction

There's nothing lucky about having an asteroid wipe out three quarters of all life on Earth, but a new study from Tohoku University in Japan has put …

Science

Ancient Antarctic Forests Offer Look At Plant Life Prior To Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction Event

Long before the continent was known for its frigid weather and ice sheets, Antarctica was a land of green forests. And while there wasn’t much known …

Climate Change

Palm Oil Producer Destroying Critical Elephant Habitat With Impunity

Between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5, conflict palm oil grower PT. Tualang Raya cleared another 18 hectares of critical lowland rainforests inside the Leuser …

Palm Oil

Giroud - My target is to reach Papin

While Olivier Giroud’s brace against Luxembourg took France three points closer to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, it also took the striker one step …

Soccer