biodiversity

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
5.6.19
climate change

At Least One in Six World Heritage Glaciers Will Be Gone by 2100

In worst case scenarios, nearly half of these protected glaciers would disappear by the end of the century.
Becky Ferreira
4.30.19
Motherboard

Thousands of Poisonous Toads Have Overrun a Florida Town

Warm weather and heavy rainfall sparked a massive breeding cycle for the invasive toads.
Becky Ferreira
3.26.19
gaia

The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets

The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
Becky Ferreira
12.21.18
HOTY2017

The Researcher Documenting Life in Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystem

Diego Mosquera shares the lush Ecuadorian Amazon with the world through camera traps, social media, and academic research.
Jason Koebler
1.5.18
HOTY2017

The Marine Biologist Using Big Data to Protect Ocean Wildlife

Douglas McCauley works with tools like Global Fishing Watch to engage the public in the future of the oceans.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.17
biodiversity loss

The World Spent $14.4 Billion on Conservation, and It Actually Worked

Between 1992-2003, that investment led to a 29 percent decrease in the rate of biodiversity decline.
Stephen Leahy
10.25.17
dead zone

Sea Life Is Suffocating in a 'Dead Zone' the Size of New Jersey

Sea life could be unable to survive in thousands of miles of ocean.
Caroline Haskins
8.2.17
wwf

Two-Thirds of Wild Animal Populations Could Be in Decline by 2020

A new WWF report looks at land, ocean, and freshwater species around the world.
Kate Lunau
10.27.16
Mining

Yosemite National Park Used to Be 30 Percent Bigger

Since the early 1900s, one-third of Yosemite National Park has disappeared.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.16
DNA

Geneticists Want to Bring the Great Auk Back From the Dead

The great auk could live once more, but is that such a good idea?
Sarah Emerson
8.23.16
2016

The Olympic Mascots Represent All the Animals Brazil Has Displaced

The dark truth about Brazil's happy mascots.
Sarah Emerson
8.6.16
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