Category Archives: Sixth Extinction

Opinion | A Comeback for African National Parks – By Patrick Adams – The New York Times

By Patrick Adams Mr. Adams is a journalist who reports on solutions to social problems. Feb. 20, 2019 Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is a rare success story. The number of large mammals there has increased more than 700 percent … Continue reading

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Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild – By Somini Sengupta – The New York Times

By Somini Sengupta Jan. 16, 2019,  31 c Aaron Davis, a British botanist, has spent 30 years trekking across forests and farms to chronicle the fate of one plant: coffee. He has recorded how a warming planet is making it … Continue reading

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Alumni startup counters coral loss with world’s first commercial land-based coral farm – Yale News

By Brita Belli january 4, 2019      Coral Vita founders Gator Halpern ’15 M.E.M. and Sam Teicher ’12 B.A., ’15 M.E.M down on the reefs. (Photo credit: Coral Vita) The vision that two alumni shared as graduate students for a … Continue reading

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Opinion | We Are All Riders on the Same Planet – By Matthew Myer Boulton and Joseph Heithaus – The New York Times

David: Merry Christmas. Merry Solstice. Peace on earth and good will to all! NYT: Seen from space 50 years ago, Earth appeared as a gift to preserve and cherish. What happened? By Matthew Myer Boulton and Joseph Heithaus Mr. Boulton … Continue reading

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As Seas Warm- Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test – By Nicholas Casey an Josh Haner – The New York Times

By Nicholas Casey, a New York Times correspondent based in Colombia, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, “As climate change warms the world’s oceans, these islands are a crucible. And scientists are worried. Not only do the Galápagos sit at the … Continue reading

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The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – By Brooke Jarvis – The New York Times

Image and story from NYT Magazine Dec 1, 2018 “Because insects are legion, inconspicuous and hard to meaningfully track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before was more felt than documented. People noticed it by canals or … Continue reading

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Is There Hope for These Great Apes? – By James Gorman – The New York Times

By James Gorman Nov. 19, 2018,    5 Last Thursday there was a bit of good news relating to the impending extinction and destruction of everything. The mountain gorilla, a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla, was upgraded from critically endangered … Continue reading

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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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