Category Archives: Sixth Extinction

Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves – By Karen Weintraub – The New York Times

By Karen Weintraub Nov. 13, 2018,     comments 3 For years, insect populations have been dropping worldwide without a clear explanation. A new paper suggests male infertility is at least one factor behind that decline, as warmer-than-usual temperatures take a … Continue reading

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Extinctions during human era worse than thought | News from Brown

September 2, 2014   Media contact: David Orenstein   401-863-1862 The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently … Continue reading

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Extinctions during human era worse than thought | News from Brown

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s … Continue reading

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Opinion | One Billion Dollars for the Planet – By Hansjörg Wyss – NYT

By Hansjörg Wyss Mr. Wyss is a philanthropist and conservationist. Oct. 31, 2018    152 comments Tourists watching the Perito Moreno Glacier, at Los Glaciares National Park, near El Calafate in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, last March.CreditCreditWalter Diaz/Agence … Continue reading

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Opinion | Will We Protect Antarctica or Exploit It? – By José María Figueres – NYT

By José María Figueres Mr. Figueres is a former president of Costa Rica and served as chief executive of the World Economic Forum.   This week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, comprising 24 nations and the … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Bearded Seal My Son May Never Hunt – by Laureli Ivanoff – NYT

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted a bottom-trawl survey in the summer and found that a large cold pool of water that has historically formed southwest of the fishing community I call home was gone. Sandwiched between … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Amazon on the Brink – By Philip Fearnside and Richard Schiffman – NYT

By Philip Fearnside and Richard Schiffman Dr. Fearnside is an ecologist based in Brazil; Mr. Schiffman is an environmental journalist. Sept. 26, 2018 The Trump administration is not the only government that has been busy slashing funds for environmental protection. … Continue reading

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The Sixth Extinction? | by Elizabeth Kolbert – The New Yorker

he town of El Valle de Antón, in central Panama, sits in the middle of a volcanic crater formed about a million years ago. The crater is almost four miles across, but when the weather is clear you can see … Continue reading

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Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World – BY RICHARD CONNIFF – Yale E360

Efforts to protect biodiversity are now focusing less on preserving pristine areas and more on finding room for wildlife on the margins of human development. As urban areas keep expanding, it is increasingly the only way to allow species to … Continue reading

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The Green-Feathered Terror That Slaughtered Bats in Spain – The New York Times

The greater noctule is the largest bat in Europe. It is listed as “vulnerable” on the threatened species list, but for many years these winged mammals found shelter in the hollows of trees at María Luisa Park in Seville, Spain. … Continue reading

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