Articles Tagged with “extinction” - Page 2

18 Articles found tagged with “extinction”.

  • Should we Allow Species to go Extinct?

    Most extinctions in the past have been due to natural causes, but now we live on a planet which is increasingly shaped by the actions of man.

    By Grace Dickins on 3rd March 2014
  • Pika eat Moss to Survive Climate Change

    The pikas ingest the low quality moss over and over again and, with the help of microbes in their gut, the moss is turned into high-quality food. The end product is 6 times more nutritious than the moss itself.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th January 2014
  • Immense Study Reveals Imminent Extinction of Forest Elephants

    Poachers are decimating their populations to sell ivory to markets in the Far East. The lesser sized, and lesser known, African forest elephants however are also on the brink of becoming poached out of existence.

    By Alex Taylor on 24th April 2013
  • Is Extinction Really Forever?

    A team of scientists called the Lazarus Project have just announced that the genome of an extinct species has been revived and reactivated.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th March 2013
  • Pangolin: Traded to Extinction?

    As well as scales, pangolins are also hunted for their meat, considered to be “delicious” by some, a pound of which can sell for hundreds of US dollars. Unborn pangolin foetuses are also eaten as a delicacy, often found in soups.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th February 2013
  • Will Extinction Ever Become Extinct?

    The beauty of the natural world is truly something magnificent to behold and a heritage that we seem to be struggling to conserve.

    By Richard Hassall on 22nd November 2011