mass extinction

mass extinction

Mammals Can’t Evolve Fast Enough to Outrun Human-Caused Mass Extinction

Thanks to humans, arguably the worst species on the planet, we’re currently in the middle of a mass extinction event that threatens much of Earth’s biodiversity.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.18
The Anthropocene

Mathematical Formula Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event in 2100

If we put another 310 gigatons of carbon into the ocean by 2100, which we’re well on track to do, we enter “unknown territory.”
Kate Lunau
9.20.17
The Anthropocene

35 Percent of the World’s ‘National Animals’ Are Threatened With Extinction

The US bald eagle is doing fine. The Central American tapir of Belize? Not so much.
Lisa Cumming
5.27.17
Space

Radiation From Ancient Supernovae May Have Given Evolution an Astrophysical Push

High-energy cosmic rays mean an increase in cellular mutations, for good and bad.
Michael Byrne
7.11.16
NEOS

Watch Two Years of Asteroid Observations in 20 Seconds

The quest to root out all the stray space rocks near Earth is simultaneously comforting and unnerving.
Becky Ferreira
4.6.16
climate change

Two Strategies for Surviving the Coming Mass Extinction

We’re all gonna die, but here’s how to die less soon.
Sarah Emerson
4.5.16
brazil

This ‘Fierce Lizard’ Fossil Is a Missing Link Between Dinos and Their Ancestors

Scientists discover a 250-million-year-old fossil in southern Brazil
Kate Lunau
3.11.16
Science

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropocene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.
Jason Koebler
1.7.16
extinction

'The Great Dying' May Not Have Been So Great

New findings suggest that the formerly agreed-upon rates of terrestrial extinctions may be inaccurate.
Rachel Pick
11.8.15
climate change

The Near-Term Extinction Movement Is Embracing the End Times

Meet the movement that's preaching peace and compassion in the face of inevitable apocalypse.
Aaron Miguel Cantú
10.1.15
News

We Are 100%, For Sure, in the Middle of a Major Extinction Event

Even a new study with very conservative estimations show animals are disappearing at an alarming rate.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.19.15
earth

Earth Has 52 Percent Fewer Wild Animals Today Than in 1970: Report

Surprise, surprise: Habitat degradation and exploitation are the biggest animal killers.
Jason Koebler
9.29.14
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