Stories tagged "extinction"

June 12, 2019

Marine Life Declines Considerably In Worst Case Climate Crisis Scenario

A new study published on Tuesday by the National Academies of Science found that all the marine life in the ocean will decline by one-sixth by the year 2100 under the high emissions global warming scenario but on by 5% if we can stay within the low emissions scenario...

May 15, 2019

Koala Bears On Road to Extinction

The Australia Koala Foundation reported on Tuesday that the population of these beloved animals is in steep decline in many areas of Australia, and estimates are that only 80,000 remain in the wild, which makes the species “functionally extinct.” There are...

May 8, 2019

After the UN Extinction Report — Now What?

The United Nations report on the extinction crisis that came out on Monday made a relatively big splash. ICYMI, a group of scientists called the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), determined that biodiversity is...

May 6, 2019

Giraffes Under Consideration for US Endangered Species Listing

As we reported yesterday, biodiversity is declining at a precipitous rate, according to a new report by scientists from across the globe produced for the United Nations.   In an effort to save one of the most iconic species on the planet —  the African giraffe...

May 5, 2019

New Report Hopes to Spark “Paris Moment” for Biodiversity

A major United Nations scientific report on biodiversity will be released later today, after a week of negotiations on the final text written by 400 leading scientists from 130 nations assessing the state of Nature — and its impact on humanity — across the...

April 21, 2019

Sealing the “Deal for Nature”

A new study published Friday in the journal Science Advances lays out a strong case and a game plan — called the Global Deal for Nature — that will BOTH stabilize climate and ensure that species and ecosystems will be preserved in the near future.  This...

April 12, 2019

Racing to Save the Last American Gopher Wood Trees

A dedicated team of scientists from the Atlanta Botanical Garden and local volunteers in the Florida Panhandle is racing to save the 750 or so “gopher wood” trees that remain in the U.S. According to Earther, religious scholars have long searched for the...

February 22, 2019

Found! Fernandina Tortoise Is Not Extinct After All

A team of explorers on the Galápagos Island of Fernandina last week discovered a female giant tortoise from a species thought to have gone extinct in 1906.  The expedition was led by biologist Forrest Galante for Animal Planet’s series “Extinct or...