Extinction
Scientists Try to Save Woolly Monkeys from Extinction … by Training Them to Be Wild Again  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive... more
Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate action to rein in mankind's emissions, as UN climate talks limped towards their conclusion. more
Marine mammal experts gather to identify solutions to save threatened dolphins and porpoises  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Thirty-seven experts from 14 countries are gathering at the Cistercian Monastery in Heilsbronn—Nuremberg from December 14 to 18 to discuss conservation options... more
Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The marsupial lion has long mystified scientists. But the recent discovery of more of its fossils, including a nearly complete skeleton of the extinct beast, has... more
First-ever look at complete skeleton of Thylacoleo, Australia's extinct 'marsupial lion'  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Thyalacoleo carnifex, the 'marsupial lion' of Pleistocene Australia, was an adept hunter that got around with the help of a strong tail, according to a new... more
First-ever look at complete skeleton of Thylacoleo, Australia's extinct 'marsupial lion'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Thyalacoleo carnifex, the "marsupial lion" of Pleistocene Australia, was an adept hunter that got around with the help of a strong tail, according to a study... more
Radical environmentalists are fighting climate change – so why are they persecuted?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Climate change, deforestation, widespread pollution and the sixth mass extinction of biodiversity all define living in our world today – an era that has... more
A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island, Texas  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry in Texas -- providing opportunities for additional conservation... more
A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry on Galveston Island—providing opportunities for additional conservation action and difficult... more
Super-Steamy Megalodon May Have Been Too Hot to Avoid Extinction  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Why did megalodon go extinct? New research has answers, and the shark's high body temperature likely played a part. more
Chile's pine forests: a botanical dinosaur bound for extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In Quinquen, an indigenous community in southern Chile, Ricardo Melinir shows off a forest of Chilean pine trees—the araucaria araucana, a "living fossil" seen as sacred by several local tribes. more
Tiny Australian wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists reveal that Australia's pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which roamed the continent for millions of years, but... more
DNA find: Tiny wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A QUT-led collaboration with University of Adelaide reveals that Australia's pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which... more
Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By combining ocean models, animal metabolism and fossil records, researchers show that the Permian mass extinction in the oceans was caused by... more
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Rapid climate change at the end of the Permian Period (~252 million years ago) is the hypothesized trigger for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.... more
Volcanic eruptions that depleted ocean oxygen may have set off the Great Dying  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Massive eruptions from volcanoes spewing greenhouse gases 252 million years ago may have triggered Earth’s biggest mass extinction. more
Sanctuary for a frog on the slippery slope to extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The survival prospects of one of the world's most threatened and evolutionarily distinct amphibians have just received an enormous boost in the shape of a new community-based protected... more
New parasite decimates giant clam species in Mediterranean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With rapid efficiency, a mysterious parasite is seeking out and killing a giant species of clam found only in the Mediterranean Sea. Unless scientists can find a way of stopping it soon,... more
VIDEO: To Save A Fox, Scientists Took To Land, Air And Sea  NPR · 2 weeks
When the world's population of Channel Island foxes started to vanish in the '90s, no one knew why. Bringing them back from near-extinction has... more
First jellyfish genome reveals ancient beginnings of complex body plan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Jellyfish undergo an amazing metamorphosis, from tiny polyps growing on the seafloor to swimming medusae with stinging tentacles. This shape-shifting has served them well, shepherding jellyfish through more... more
Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Referred to as the world's most trafficked mammal, pangolins are not only being gradually pushed to the edge of extinction, but also made an innocent victim to huge... more
Climate change risks 'extinction domino effect'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research reveals the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change increases the risk of an 'extinction domino effect' that could annihilate all life on Earth. This would be the worst-case scenario of... more
Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to a new study. more
Giant Siberian Rhinoceros Lived alongside Early Modern Humans  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
For a long time it was believed that a giant rhinoceros called Elasmotherium sibericum went extinct around 200,000 years ago —... more
Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to a JRC study. more
Climate change wiped out the 'Siberian unicorn'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research has shed light on the origin and extinction of a giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn because of its extraordinary single horn. more
Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years.... more
Plio-Pleistocene decline of African megaherbivores: No evidence for ancient hominin impacts  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
It has long been proposed that pre-modern hominin impacts drove extinctions and shaped the evolutionary history of Africa’s exceptionally diverse large mammal communities, but this hypothesis... more
Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years.... more
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