Extinction Crisis News
Northern White Rhino's Death at San Diego Zoo Leaves Only 3 of Its Kind in the World
An endangered northern white rhinoceros died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo , leaving only three of its kind in the world. Nola, a northern white rhino believed to be about 41, had been experiencing health issues lately, San Diego Zoo Global spokeswoman Christina Simmons told ABC News today, which
President Obama's Summer Reading List
You can't golf all day. President Obama packed plenty to read for his two weeks vacationing with his family in Martha's Vineyard. Here are Obama's six summer reads, a mix of critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction, obtained first by ABC News: All That Is, by James Salter All The Light We Cannot
Asteroids Rock! (Except When They Hit You)
More 1,000 people were injured Friday, when the largest meteor to strike the Earth in two generations disintegrated above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, raining burning bits of rock that shattered windows and caused a panic. Before disintegrating into thousands of meteorites, the meteor that...
First-Ever Picture of Rainbow Toad, Found After 87 Years
One of the world's 10 most-wanted amphibians has finally been spotted (no pun intended). The Borneo Rainbow Toad , known for its vibrant, patchy coloring and unusually slender limbs, eluded scientists for 87 years before being spotted June 12 in the forest on the Malaysia-Indonesia border. View a
Unhealthy Oceans: Marine Life in Peril
New report finds pollution and over-fishing could lead to mass extinctions.
Impending Disaster: Marine Species Face Mass Extinction, Experts Say
Marine experts are now prophesying a perfect storm: a world where marine species could undergo unprecedented levels of extinction. "The speed of change, particularly related to climate change is so great there simply isn't time for marine life to adapt to these new conditions," said Alex Rogers, a
Lizards vs. Oil: Battle for Land
If sand dune lizards become endangered, Texas oil companies will lose land.
Pathogen Threatens Amphibians
You're looking at a survivor a class a species that has 90% of all life on this planet through. Before mass extinctions and now after 360. Million years amphibians are in jeopardy. They did through all of mass extinction but now they're Victims of a microscopic Catholic cult that has spread
Study offers warning about next potential mass extinction
The Earth has undergone mass extinctions, during which more than 75% of existing species disappear, exactly five times in the past 540 million years. If things continue as they are we may be at the beginning of the sixth, a group of biologists and paleontologists suggest in a cautionary paper in
Close Shave: Asteroid Passes a Tenth of Distance to Moon
Oh, for crying out loud, not again.... The earth had another of those close encounters with an asteroid this morning -- this one an object called 2010 TD54, which had just been spotted Saturday morning by a telescope from the...