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Humans Alone Were Responsible For This Big Atlantic Seabird's Extinction, New Evidence Shows

Humans Alone Were Responsible For This Big Atlantic Seabird's Extinction, New Evidence Shows

One of the northern hemisphere’s most famous extinct birds could have disappeared at the hands of humans and humans alone. Read more...
Humans Alone Were Responsible for This Big Atlantic Seabird's Extinction, New Evidence Shows

Humans Alone Were Responsible for This Big Atlantic Seabird's Extinction, New Evidence Shows

One of the northern hemisphere’s most famous extinct birds could have disappeared at the hands of humans and humans alone. Read more...
Sumatran rhinos are one step closer to total extinction

Sumatran rhinos are one step closer to total extinction

Conservationists had held out hope that in vitro fertilization could inject much-needed genetic diversity into the population.
As Animals and Plants Go Extinct, Languages Die Off Too

As Animals and Plants Go Extinct, Languages Die Off Too

In the parts of the world where biodiversity is most at risk, words and phrases also face extinction.
Why We Need to Consider the Human Toll of Conserving Half the Earth

Why We Need to Consider the Human Toll of Conserving Half the Earth

Humanity has pushed Earth to the brink with more than a million species threatened with extinction. There are a number of ideas for how to stop the collapse of nature, but among the most radical is
Mouse deer, thought to be extinct spotted for first time in 30 years

Mouse deer, thought to be extinct spotted for first time in 30 years

A species of mouse deer called the silver-backed chevrotain was thought to be lost to science after 30 years of no sightings, but a video camera in a Vietnam forest captured one as it foraged for
Humans are extremely likely to go extinct, and it looks like we don’t even care

Humans are extremely likely to go extinct, and it looks like we don’t even care

1p>Dinosaurs. Woolly mammoths. The dodo. Humans could end up having something in common with them, and doomsday might happen sooner than you can imagine.Our species has such a high chance of
Icelandic Walruses May Have Been Early Victims of Human-Driven Extinction

Icelandic Walruses May Have Been Early Victims of Human-Driven Extinction

The timing of the walrus's disappearance suggests the Vikings, and their ivory trade, had something to do with it.
Vikings killed off Iceland’s walruses

Vikings killed off Iceland’s walruses

Ancient DNA says the extinct Icelandic walruses were a genetically distinct population.
Lena Headey, Riz Ahmed, Benedict Cumberbatch say 'we are all hypocrites' about high-carbon lifestyles

Lena Headey, Riz Ahmed, Benedict Cumberbatch say 'we are all hypocrites' about high-carbon lifestyles

Over 100 high-profile celebrities including Riz Ahmed, Lena Headey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, and Mel B have signed an open letter backing climate activist group Extinction Rebellion. In the
This Is Exactly What Will Happen After the Last Fish in the Ocean Dies

This Is Exactly What Will Happen After the Last Fish in the Ocean Dies

The devastation of the vast majority of the world's marine life is much closer than we think.
The nearly extinct white rhino might live on, thanks to lab-created embryos

The nearly extinct white rhino might live on, thanks to lab-created embryos

Humanity may be able to save the northern white rhino after all, thanks to scientists who managed to create two in vitro embryos. When Sudan, the last male northern white rhino left at the Ol Pejeta
Australia Once Had Giant Marsupials With 'Scimitar-Like' Claws and Extremely Freaky Elbows

Australia Once Had Giant Marsupials With 'Scimitar-Like' Claws and Extremely Freaky Elbows

Australia currently hosts some of the most upsetting animals known in the world. But researchers this week are keen to point out that incredibly strange animals have lived there for thousands of
Australia Once Had Giant Marsupials With 'Scimitar-Like' Claws and Extremely Freaky Elbows

Australia Once Had Giant Marsupials With 'Scimitar-Like' Claws and Extremely Freaky Elbows

Australia currently hosts some of the most upsetting animals known in the world. But researchers this week are keen to point out that incredibly strange animals have lived there for thousands of
Scientists Find Direct Evidence of 'Day One' of Dinosaurs' Extinction

Scientists Find Direct Evidence of 'Day One' of Dinosaurs' Extinction

The apocalyptic 24 hours after a huge asteroid struck Earth is written into the center of an underwater impact crater.
Great news! Humans to be replaced by artificial lifeforms

Great news! Humans to be replaced by artificial lifeforms

Well, we had a good run The post Great news! Humans to be replaced by artificial lifeforms appeared first on Hot Air.
Hurricane Dorian May Have Caused a Critically Endangered Bird to Go Extinct

Hurricane Dorian May Have Caused a Critically Endangered Bird to Go Extinct

Over the weekend, Abaco and Grand Bahama islands took a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian when it was at its peak intensity. Its winds of 185 mph and powerful storm surge washed over the Bahamas’
Animals That Were On The Brink Of Extinction And Are Now Thriving

Animals That Were On The Brink Of Extinction And Are Now Thriving

Sometimes, life...finds a way. Cue the Jurassic Park theme songIn all seriousness, this is really incredible. All these animals were so very close to extinction but overcame the odds and now are
Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as

App allows citizen scientists to track monarch butterfly migration

If you've ever pulled out your phone to take a picture of a butterfly, researchers want your help. A team from the University of Maine is using an app that lets citizens scientists along the East