extinction

Anthropocene

1 Million Species Are Threatened with Extinction Thanks to Humans, UN Report Says

A comprehensive United Nations report compiled by more than 450 researchers warns of a dire future for both humans and nature if business continues as usual.
Becky Ferreira
5.7.19
Let Me Google That For You

I Tried Answering the Top Googled Question: ‘Why Are We Still Here?’

It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.
Sam Nichols
4.16.18
studies

The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Probably Caused a 30-Year Winter

A new study provides best evidence yet of how the "Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event" went down.
Julian Morgans
11.1.17
extinction

Humans Are Accelerating The Next Mass Extinction, Study Says

50 percent of Earth’s wildlife has been lost in recent decades.
David Gilbert
7.12.17
Sponsored

​Asking Millennials at London Zoo How They Feel About the Environment

To celebrate the launch of 'Planet Earth 2', we asked people in the zoo if they're worried about the future of the world.
BBC Planet Earth
11.24.16
Stuff

We Asked People at London Zoo Which Animals They'd Be Happy to See Die Off Forever

If we continue at the rate we're going, we're going to lose two-thirds of all species by 2020. If you had the choice, which species would you lose?
Biju Belinky
10.31.16
Stuff

What Would Happen if the Coffee Plant Went Extinct?

Apparently climate change could make this terrible, terrible thing happen. We asked some experts about the anxiety, unemployment, and energy drink addiction it might cause.
Samantha Power
10.2.16
Stuff

I Fought African Militias to Protect Rhinos from Extinction

From the comfort of Sydney, I'd read how rhino horn was now worth more than gold or cocaine. That one fact transported me to African lion country, staking out poachers with an ancient rifle.
Samuel Foy
7.15.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Meteor Only Finished Off the Dinosaurs – They Were Already Fucked

If you were a dinosaur in the late Cretaceous Period, the last thing you needed was a meteor.
Mike Pearl
4.18.16
News

We Must Abolish Capitalism to Save the Animals

We talked about "radical conservation" with Ashley Dawson, author of a new book called <em>Extinction: A Radical History</em>.
Yohann Koshy
3.10.16
Stuff

The Last Gasps of Texas German

Nearly 15 years ago at a diner in Texas, linguistics professor Hans Boas recognised a dialect of German he'd never heard before. It was Texas German. In a few decades, it will be extinct.
Luke Winkie
9.28.15
News

The War on Wolves in Canada’s Pacific Northwest

Authorities in BC are calling for a cull of wolves in an effort to save the dwindling caribou population, but conservationists say that's the wrong approach.
Sarah MacDonald
2.4.15
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