habitat loss

endangered species

This Is How Quickly We're Killing the Planet

One million of the planet’s nearly 9 million species are facing extinction within decades, a new U.N. report says.
Emma Ockerman
5.6.19
insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
Science

Sixty Percent of the World’s Primates Are Threatened with Extinction

A study authored by 31 leading experts details all the ways we’re putting our closest relatives at risk.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.18.17
palm oil

Why Green Bean Casserole Is Killing Off Rhinos

The creamy, bubbly casserole is an iconic Thanksgiving dish, but those French-fried onions on top—as well as a whole host of other supermarket foods—are full of wildlife-endangering palm oil.
Lauren Rothman
11.15.16
climate change

Can the Endangered Species Act Adapt to Climate Change?

If threatened species are going to survive climate change, so must the Endangered Species Act.
Sarah Emerson
10.26.16
Features

If We Can't Save Pandas, We Can't Save Anything

People love to hate on pandas, but the arguments against conserving the rare bears are missing the bigger picture.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.14.16
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
environment

The Monarch Butterfly Might Soon Be Listed As An Endangered Species

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday it will begin a year-long evaluation of whether or not the insect should be placed under federal protection due to habitat loss, disease, and climate change.
Laura Dattaro
12.30.14
environment

Reindeer Populations Are Declining Worldwide — And It's Mostly Our Fault

Poachers, predators, tourists, and climate change are causing havoc for the iconic holiday animal, but conservationists say better habitat preservation strategies on the regional and national levels might help stem the loss.
Laura Dattaro
12.15.14
Motherboard Blog

Two of Your Favorite Big Cats Are Probably Going to Be Extinct Soon

Lions and tigers are even more beleaguered than you thought they were.
Becky Ferreira
1.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Don't Blame Killer Cats for the Decline in Birds

We're the ones destroying their habitats, and it'll take more than a bell on a collar to fix the damage.
Victoria Turk
12.10.13