habitat destruction

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
Photography

All Birds Are Winners

For us, every day is a good day to talk about birds.
Sarah Emerson
4.21.16
environment

Loggers Are Wiping Out Panda Bear Habitats in China

A loophole in Chinese law allows natural forests to be converted to plantations — a practice that is threatening the iconic animal's habitat in Sichuan province.
Matt Smith
10.21.15
environment

Monarch Butterflies Are Getting Wiped Out in Mexico and the US

Deforestation in Mexico and habitat destruction in the US have led to a 90 percent decline in the butterfly's population since 1996.
Matt Smith
8.27.15
Features

Who Killed the Venus Flytrap?

In the public consciousness, the Venus flytrap is prolific. But in the wild, it's disappearing.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.18.15
tipping point

Humans Are Causing the Sixth Mass Extinction in the Earth's History, Says Study

Species are going extinct at a rate as much as 114 times faster than occurs naturally because of human activities like deforestation and climate change.
Esha Dey
6.23.15
environment

Conservation Groups Say a White House Plan to Save the Bees Doesn't Go Far Enough

The plan calls for bee habitat restoration and research into pesticides linked to bee colony collapse — but not a ban on their use.
Matt Smith
5.20.15
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
2.3.15
environment

Humans Are Destroying the Environment at a Rate Unprecedented in Over 10,000 Years

The Earth has crossed four out of nine planetary boundaries that scientists say could trigger abrupt and irreversible environmental changes and put human life in jeopardy.
Jenny Chen
1.16.15
environment

Rogue Palm Oil Companies Continue to Destroy Indonesia's Forests

The world's largest agricultural corporations have pledged to stop deforestation, but the small and mid-sized companies they sometimes work with continue to operate illegally, say conservationists.
Grace Chua
12.30.14
environment

Humans May Be Causing the Sixth Great Extinction in Half a Billion Years

A new scientific analysis says as much as 75 percent of life on Earth may become extinct by 2200 due to over-hunting, habitat destruction, and climate change.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
12.17.14
environment

Closely Studied Population of Polar Bears Drops 40 Percent in Number Over a Decade

As Arctic sea ice extent declines due to climate change, the polar bears are having trouble finding food to eat.
Ben Goldfarb
11.18.14
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