The rate at which fish are going extinct in North American rivers and lakes is rising dangerously and may soon double again, according to a study…
How long might it take to recover from the Sixth Great Extinction that scientists tell us is now underway? The most well known extinction event was the one that brought an end to the reign of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. That was the Fifth Great Extinction.
Our planet is on the edge of a series of tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, according to scientists from around the world who have been meeting in London this week.
The famous Doomsday Clock has just ticked closer to midnight. Two years ago, the symbolic clock that represents how close we are to global disaster, was moved back a minute to six minutes to midnight. This week, the scientists who maintain the clock, moved it forward again to five minutes to midnight.
This week, the world population reached 7 billion people eking out a living. By the end of the century, it will top 10 billion. Overpopulation and overconsumption are the root causes of the environmental destruction of our planet.
The Marshall Islands are now home to the world’s largest shark sanctuary, an area of the central Pacific Ocean four times the size of California.
“Over-fishing is now estimated to account for over 60 percent of the known local and global extinction of marine fishes,” said William Cheung, in a new study.
CA State Assembly has voted 62 to 8 to ban the sale and distribution of shark fins, thus effectively taking shark fin soup off the menu in that state.
Every year, on the third Friday of May and throughout the weekend, people across the country celebrate Endangered Species Day.
With bats facing disaster, and agriculture in danger as a result, some of the world’s top bat experts have been meeting this week to come up with a rescue plan.
Scientists have been trying to figure out what is causing Colony Collapse Disorder. One theory that linked it to cell phone towers is back in the news today.
April was a record-breaker for tornadoes, including 160 reported in one day last week, breaking the previous “super outbreak” of 148 one day in 1974.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can declare animals to be at risk of extinction, but doesn’t have the resources to make them be officially endangered.
For many of us, maybe most of us, our relationship to the planet is inseparable from our relationship to the animals. So on this Earth Day, let’s not forget the animals.
There’s more to Yellowstone than fabulous views. It is a supervolcano that, when it next blows, will bring an end to the U.S. as we know it.
The best insect-control in the U.S. is worth nearly $4 billion a year to farmers, but costs nothing to run. It uses no sprays, chemicals or machinery.
310 million years ago, a mayfly landed near the bottom of a hill, sat there for a few minutes, then flew away. She landed in just the right way to leave a lasting imprint.
A disease that has wiped out more than a million bats in the eastern United States is now rapidly spreading west. Experts say the little brown bat is a keystone species that we have to save
Did the EPA allow the widespread use of a pesticide that’s poisonous to bees despite warnings from the agency’s own scientists? And is this the cause…