Why we're so fixated on bringing back the woolly mammoth
October 18, 2018, 8:21 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Scientists have been working to resurrect one for years now. How close are we, and should we even be doing it?
A Brazilian rainforest is now being called an 'extinction vortex'
September 27, 2018, 12:09 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Brazil's once-expansive Atlantic Forest has now almost completely disappeared.
These 8 bird species are the first to be declared extinct this decade
September 9, 2018, 11:02 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
5 of the species were from South America, their extinctions likely the result of deforestation.
Most Americans support the Endangered Species Act — but that might not matter
July 29, 2018, 12 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The law is popular with voters, so why do politicians seem to hate it?
These shrew-like critters with dangerous sex lives are now officially endangered
May 15, 2018, 4:19 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
And it won't be the 14-hour mating sessions that kill them off...
1 in 8 bird species are facing extinction, including some beloved ones
April 26, 2018, 8:11 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Many well-known bird species are in danger of going extinct, according to the State of the World’s Birds 2018 report.
This rare songbird is back from the brink, thanks to the Endangered Species Act
April 16, 2018, 8:27 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The Kirtland's warbler was nearly extinct in the 1970s, but now it's fully recovered, conservationists say.
The North Atlantic right whale could be extinct in 20 years
March 27, 2018, 10:09 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
17 of the 450 remaining whales died in 2017, pushing the species even closer to the edge of extinction.
A 'slow moving disaster' has bubbled up from the San Andreas fault
In 1972, a computer model predicted the end of the world — and we're on track
17 memorable quotes from 'Elf'
Fisherman jumps on a thrashing whale's back to save its life
Why it's time to ditch baby carrots
Baby boomers aren't buying senior housing