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Alarming Extinction Potential By 2050 Biologists predict that half of the world's species could become extinct by the middle of the century. A new campaign to raise awareness has hit mainstream American culture, but will the most problematic practices and policies change? (05-19-2017)
Up To Half Of Species Face Extinction By 2100 Scientists are warning that the already staggering 20% of species at risk of extinction may rise to as much as half by the end of this century. Meanwhile, the US government under Trump aims to dismantle environmental protections. Its new head flouted environmental protection in Oklahoma before assuming command of the EPA, generating unprecedented numbers of earthquakes in Oklahoma, where few were known before fracking went bonkers there. (02-27-2017)
Vanishing Species A collection of species that, while once common in the United States, young people may not see anymore. (09-25-2014)
Conservation Controversy A major conservation row is developing over proposals for Britain to establish the biggest and most unspoiled marine nature reserve in the world. (02-10-2010)
Organizing In Support Of Sea Turtles Founded out of a desire to support research and conservation efforts, now provides a wide range of services and information. (01-12-2010)
One Quarter Of Mammals Threatened One in four mammals in danger of disappearing because of habitat loss, hunting and climate change. The findings were presented at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. They are the most detailed study of mammals conducted by the conservation union in more than a decade. (10-06-2008)
Sharks Disappearing Some shark populations in the Mediterranean Sea have completely collapsed, according to a new study, with numbers of five species declining by more than 96 percent over the past two centuries. (06-11-2008)
An Epidemic Of Extinctions Scientists say the current extinction rate is now up to 10,000 times faster than what has historically been recorded as normal. (05-17-2008)
Polar Bears Elevated To Threatened Status While there are about 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears now in the Arctic, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey predict two thirds of the world's polar bears will disappear in the next 50 years because of declines in Arctic sea ice. (05-14-2008)
Two Hundred Added To Endangered Species List 16,306 species are now endangered, according to the International Union for Nature Conservation. The coral reefs have been added to their list for the first time. The director of the organization says that the drum beat of loss of biodiversity is getting stronger, and that it is necessary to address the crisis of extinction immediately. (09-12-2007)

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