Crowded London streetNov. 14, 2003: The man largely responsible for protecting endangered species in the U.S., Assistant Interior Secretary Craig Manson, offers an interesting perspective on his job: "If we are saying that the loss of species in and of itself is inherently bad — I don't think we know enough about how the world works to say that."

Nov. 14, 2003: In an article in the journal Science, Rockefeller University researcher Joel Cohen says the world’s population growth in the next 50 years will exceed the total human population of the Earth in the year 1950. Cohen, who leads Rockefeller’s Laboratory of Populations, says we’ll add 2.6 billion humans by mid-century. 

Nov. 14, 2006: The documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" is released on DVD. The film builds a case against the auto and oil industries and government that there was a concerted effort in the early years of the 21st century to slow or stop the development of electric vehicles.

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This feature is compiled by Peter Dykstra, an MNN contributor and publisher of Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate.