The North Atlantic right whale could be extinct in 20 years
December 14, 2017, 8:23 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
17 of the 450 remaining whales died in 2017, pushing the species even closer to the edge of extinction.
Human-sized penguins once waddled around New Zealand
December 13, 2017, 2:31 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
This 5-foot-7 penguin weighed at least 220 pounds and speared fish with its sizable beak.
Once thought extinct, giant Lord Howe Island stick insects do exist
October 9, 2017, 8:28 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Genome sequencing has confirmed that the rediscovered bugs are in fact Lord Howe Island stick insects.
Why we should accept our ecological state for what it is, not what we want it to be
October 1, 2017, 2:27 p.m. by Tom Oder
Ecologist Chris Thomas, author of 'Inheritors of the Earth,' asks readers to look at what we gain through environmental losses.
The risk of extinction is highest for Earth's largest and smallest animals
September 21, 2017, 10:21 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Humans seem to be causing 'a radical shift in the living architecture of the planet,' researchers say.
Adorable American pikas vanish from a swath of California
September 5, 2017, 7:30 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Even core areas of pika habitat 'are vulnerable to climate change within a timeframe of decades,' researchers say.
Giant mega-swan discovered in New Zealand, confirming Māori legend
July 26, 2017, 4:27 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The now-extinct swan was semi-flightless and is closely related to the Australian black swan.
6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction
July 11, 2017, 10:18 a.m. by Russell McLendon
At least five similar die-offs have happened before, but this is the first in human history — and the first with human help.
School-age boy saves a species after quest to find an 'extinct' frog
July 10, 2017, 12:38 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The frog had been feared extinct for at least the last 30 years.
'Man flu' is real, so give the men in your life a break
A retired couple opens their farm (and their hearts) to animals with special needs
Killer whales are hunting fishing boats like prey
Why are we still talking about Chris McCandless?
This beautiful tidal road is Britain's deadliest
Man's subway knitting session pays off big