Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild.
By Christine Adams-Hosking, The Conversation
A new UN report reveals the extent to which mankind is changing life on Earth. Written by an international panel of experts, it concludes that nearly a quarter of animal and plant groups are at risk of extinction, some within…
On the brink of extinction, white abalone get another chance inside a Northern California science lab.
By Lindsey Hoshaw, KQED
Biologist and Pulitzer winner E.O. Wilson has spent his life studying animals and fighting for their conservation. As species go extinct at 1,000 times the normal rate thanks to human interference, Wilson’s new book “Half Earth” holds a bold plan…
By Frank Carlson
By PBS NewsHour
Monday on the NewsHour, why some presidential frontrunners are struggling to appeal to voters. Also: a trash epidemic triggers protests in Lebanon, major data hacks are used by China and Russia to reveal U.S spies, President Obama visits Alaska, chemical…
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That's the driving concern of the new documentary "Language Matters," from poet Bob Holman and filmmaker…
By Justin Scuiletti
First of their kind scans of preserved infant woolly mammoths have made insight into the early stages of development for the 40,000 year-old prehistoric animals less fuzzy.
By Justin Scuiletti
Plant and animal extinctions are occurring at a rate of at least 1,000 times faster than the time before humans, a new study says.
By Elizabeth Shell
There are more than 40,000 endangered species in the world -- plants, animals, mollusks, reptiles, etc. -- according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources's Red List. How much of that is due to us?…
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