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How Can Data Help Us Stop Insect Extinction?

December 19, 2019

It’s hard to go through day-to-day life without hearing something about the loss of our world’s most magnificent…
Unless warming is slowed, emperor penguins will march toward extinction

November 19, 2019

Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but an NSF-funded study by scientists at…
Humpback whale population on the rise after near miss with extinction

October 23, 2019

A population of humpback whales in the South Atlantic has rebounded from the brink of extinction. Intense pressure…
Amphibian extinction research takes next step to study how disease outbreaks subside

June 17, 2019

Biologist Jamie Voyles receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to continue research. Jamie Voyles is looking from another…
A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming

June 17, 2019

Finding a shady refuge to cool off on a hot day could be more than a lifesaver in…
Many more amphibian species at risk of extinction than previously thought

May 8, 2019

Frogs already knew it wasn’t easy being green, but the going just got a lot tougher for the…
Wildlife Loss in Our Oceans

March 6, 2019

From elephants to monarch butterflies, news stories abound about the decline and even extinction of wildlife on land.…
Invasive species contributed to most animal and plant extinctions

March 5, 2019

Human activity is driving numerous species to extinction. Hunting, overfishing, reduction of habitats and many other negative things…
When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals

February 4, 2019

Waves of annihilation have beaten coral reefs down to a fraction of what they were 40 years ago,…
Ecologists create a new model to predict extinction risk

January 31, 2019

A new population viability model, with an accompanying web app, is helping scientists to better forecast population changes and…
Museum Genomes Explain the Plight of the Grauer’s Gorilla

January 15, 2019

When a population rapidly plummets, the chance sampling of genetic drift and inevitable inbreeding can accelerate the pace…
Climate change wiped out the ‘siberian unicorn’

November 27, 2018

New research has shed light on the origin and extinction of a giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known…
Eleven seal species narrowly escaped extinction

November 21, 2018

‘Hunting, epidemics, and climate change all have the potential to reduce the number of individuals in a population…
Human footprint driving mammal extinction crisis

November 13, 2018

Human impacts are the biggest risk factor in the possible extinction of a quarter of all land-based mammals,…
Earth’s Species are Now Going Extinct 1,000 Faster than Baseline Rate

July 9, 2018

Variation (from individual genes to species) makes ecosystems more resilient to change and provides innumerable benefits to both…
Deep-sea wildlife more vulnerable to extinction than first thought

March 23, 2018

New Oxford University research suggests that past environmental changes may have profoundly impacted the geographic range and species…
Changes in ocean fishing could save some species from extinction

March 19, 2018

Better fisheries management could reverse spiraling population declines in roughly half of threatened ocean species caught unintentionally, according…
Eighteenth century nautical charts reveal coral loss

September 7, 2017

Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study…
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