extinction

  1. Swift

    Polar bears could become extinct faster than was feared

    Polar bears could be sliding towards extinction faster than previously feared, with the animals facing an increasing struggle to find enough food to survive as climate change steadily transforms their environment. New research has unearthed fresh insights into polar bear habits, revealing that...
  2. Swift

    Scientists might bring the Tasmanian Tiger back from extinction

    Earth lost a truly unique species when Benjamin, the last known thylacine — commonly called the Tasmanian tiger — died in captivity in early September of 1936. Despite an impressive number of alleged sightings of the animal in the years since no actual documented examples of the species have...
  3. Swift

    Extremely Endangered Tiger Losing Habitat—and Fast

    As Sumatran rain forests fall to palm oil plantations, their critically endangered tiger may soon vanish from the planet. There are now only two regions on the Indonesian island with enough breeding females to sustain the species, according to a new study. “The erosion of large wilderness...
  4. CM Punk

    Humans May Be Causing the Sixth Great Extinction in Half a Billion Years

    In the past half billion years, five great extinctions have transformed life on Earth, whether brought about by a catastrophic meteor impact that killed off the dinosaurs or prolonged periods of intense volcanic activity, which wiped out as much as 97 percent of all species. Now, say...