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    Paleontologists unearth bizarre ‘fish lizard’ in China
    Researchers recently found a 248 million year old fossil of an ancient reptile in China, which might have lived both on land and in the sea and is believed to be the oldest known member of a well-known group of marine reptiles.The specimen is an...
  • Salamander on Rock
    Deadly fungus could wipe out American salamanders
    Salamanders have always been regarded as mythical creatures. Originally thought to be born from fire, the little amphibian was considered to be capable of warding off flames. Unfortunately, those protective powers can’t save the creature...
  • Animal carcass and desolation
    Animal populations have declined 52 percent and humans are to blame
    The Telegraph reported on Sept. 30, that over the last 40 years, the earth’s animal population has dwindled down to approximately 48 percent. According to a report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) the decline in animal populations includes...
  • Noahs Ark, People's Climate March, NYC, September 21, 2014
    Days of Awe: Where we fit in the scheme of things
    I've been playing a mental game.A couple of numbers have been gnawing at my mind.There are 7 billion people alive today. How many homo sapiens have ever walked the earth in the 200,000 years since homo sapiens first appeared (becoming more...
  • Climate Crisis: Are we there yet?
    Special presentations on climate change and its effects by Dr. Guy McPherson
    Dr. Guy McPherson presents: “CLIMATE CRISIS: Are we there yet? An evening with Guy McPherson” As part of his Northwest tour this special presentation is being held at a local art gallery in Hayward on Sept. 29, 2014. Dr. McPherson will...
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    Canada lynx gets measure of critical habitat protection after litigation battle
    On Thursday the Department of Interior US Fish and Wildlife Service announced a two-part decision regarding federal court orders that found the Service inadequately protected habitat of the Canada Lynx, which was listed for protection under the...
  • Dr. Jane Goodall steps in to help save Australia's iconic dingo
    Dr. Jane Goodall steps in to help save Australia's iconic dingo
    While Jane Goodall may best be known for her work with chimpanzees, the accomplishments of the English primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist go far beyond studying primates.Dr. Goodall has received many honors for her environmental and...
  • Martha the passenger pigeon
    September 1st is a sad anniversary for a special bird
    This Monday is Labor Day, but it’s also a sad anniversary as well. September 1st, 2014 is also the anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, Martha. She was a resident of the Cincinnati Zoo for several years, though her exact...
  • Poaching numbers, higher than ever
    African elephants: Numbers continue to go down due to poaching
    Poaching elephants for their ivory continues to be a big problem, and it’s getting worse. BBC News reported on Monday, Aug. 18, that the number of African elephants that are being killed is now higher than the number of elephants being born...
  • August 19: Columbus premiere of 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret'
    August 19: Columbus premiere of 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret'
    The feature-length documentaryCowspiracy: The Sustainability Secrettakes an unflinching look at an industry that most environmental groups have been afraid to target: animal agriculture. Filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn make the case that...
  • Earth sixth mass extinction: Study reveals shocking facts of life on our planet
    Earth sixth mass extinction: Study reveals shocking facts of life on our planet
    Earth's sixth mass extinction will be happening sometime in the not too distant future and scientists warn that the loss and decline of numerous animal species can be blamed on two contributing factors: habitat loss and climate change. A July...
  • Killer whales
    Southern Resident orcas struggle to survive multiple challenges
    Southern Resident orcas have faced a lot since being designated for protection under the Endangered Species Act in 2005 and a de-listing petition that was denied in 2013, but pollution and a dwindling food source could spell disaster for the...
  • 5 common animals that nearly went extinct
    5 common animals that nearly went extinct
    Some animals in the United States are so plentiful that they’ve become pests. Many people would be surprised at the fact that many animals that are taken for granted today almost went extinct during the late 1800s.Around the middle of the...
  • Chicxulub impact crater.
    Global cooling following the Chicxulub asteroid impact proven
    The Chicxulub asteroid is commonly thought of as the dinosaur killer. New research conducted by Johan Vellekoop from Utrecht University and colleagues from VU University Amsterdam, and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research has proven...
  • Best reads for Earth Day!
    Best reads for Earth Day!
    Today, April 22, is the international celebration of Earth Day! Go hiking! Plant some trees! Get a little dirt under your fingernails!Or don't. Join us here at LA Book Examiners in celebrating Earth Day in true bookworm fashion - with our...