endangered species

Science

Humans Have Done 50 Million Years of Damage to New Zealand’s Birds

It would take longer than humans have been on this Earth to recover the number of bird species lost in New Zealand.
Madeleine Gregory
8.6.19
Science

We Have Just 'Days' to Save This Rare Endangered Porpoise From Extinction

A new study estimates that there are likely just nine vaquita porpoises left in the world. According to a co-author, we have just days to act on effectively enforcing a ban on illegal fishing nets.
Madeleine Gregory
8.1.19
immigration

The Trump Administration Is Waiving 25 Laws to Build a New Bit of 'Wall'

To expand some fencing in New Mexico, the government will need to brush aside a bunch of environmental and land use regulations.
Meredith Hoffman
1.28.18
Butts

The Butt Nut: The Bootylicious Star of the Seychelles’ Ecosystem

It’s the Kim Kardashian of the plant kingdom.
Adam Gollner
7.19.17
china

Chinese Police Go After 'Pangolin Princess' Who Proudly Eats Endangered Species

This month, the images received new attention and a probe from the State Forestry Administration following the discovery that certain Chinese officials had allegedly been served pangolin at a banquet in 2015.
Gigen Mammoser
2.20.17
fishing

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Tracking 35,000 of the World's Fishing Boats

DiCaprio says that the technology, called Global Fishing Watch, will "empower citizens across the globe to become powerful advocates for our oceans."
Alex Swerdloff
9.22.16
Art

Giant Creatures Invade Brooklyn Loft Space!

Video artist Katja Loher had an open-studio style exhibition of her environmentally driven works, life-sized animals included.
Andrew Nunes
11.12.15
Travel

You’re More Likely to Catch a Fridge Than a Fish in the Black Sea

I asked a couple of experts just how polluted the Romanian coastline is.
Gabriel Botezatu
6.11.15
News

Vietnamese Authorities Sold a Bunch of Adorable Endangered Animals to Local Restaurants

The news comes just days after the country pissed off animal rights activists by crushing hundreds of cats to death with a dump truck.
Mark Hay
2.13.15
Art

I Took A Whiff Of New York's Most Endangered Scent

Artist Miriam Simun has created an immersive olfactory experience surrounding New York State's only federally-protected flower.
Katherine Tarpinian
10.3.14
Interviews

I Asked the Discoverer of a New Fish Why Its Anus Is On Its Head

Turns out, it poops sperm into its mouth.
Mike Pearl
6.4.14
News

Climate Change Is Turning All Sea Turtles Female

It's all thanks to a seemingly idiotic genetic quirk called temperature-dependent sex determination.
Mike Pearl
5.20.14