Butterflies also act as big, flashy beautiful warning signs for environmental change.
By Vicky Stein
It’s estimated that there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild today, compared to roughly 100,000 in the early 1900s. More tigers now live in captivity than in the wild, and many of those live in so-called “tiger…
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…
By Lindsey Hoshaw, KQED
On the brink of extinction, white abalone get another chance inside a Northern California science lab.
By Frank Carlson
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 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.
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