Extinction

Evidence Of Life Found Inside Meteorite's Remains

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered evidence of life inside the remains of an ancient meteorite. But don't worry, those of you who fear the inevitable invas...

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid 'Probably Sent Life To Mars'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The asteroid which killed the dinosaurs was large enough to send rocks containing life to other planets in our solar system. An asteroid the size o...

PLATYPUS-ZILLA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Scientists have discovered the fossil of a giant duck-billed platypus, bringing to mind a more adorable version of Godzilla, waddling through downtown...

LOOK: Should Pandas Just Be Left To Die Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Disappointed officials at Edinburgh Zoo recently revealed the female giant panda Tian Tian, who was thought to be pregnant, apparently suffered a misc...

It's Good to Talk...

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

Being a self-appointed observer and satirist of all things political, there are times when your zest is terminally dampened. Collective missteps by those who seem hell-bent on deciding our collective direction would do that to you. It all becomes especially worrisome with the increasing evidence these so-called leaders may not possess the necessary talent or character.

Who Is Nature's Most Breathtaking Predator?

Richard Reoch | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK
Richard Reoch

There is a poster on the London Underground that takes your breath away. It shows the huge head of a tiger staring straight into the face of a young boy. Their noses are nearly touching - and the gaze of the boy is equally intent. In the space between their eyes is an invitation. It reads: 'Come within a whisker of nature's most breathtaking predator.' But it is the message I like to ponder most; which of the two is 'nature's most breathtaking predator'?

The Earth And All Humanity Is Doomed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

The whole world is doomed. As the sun gets hotter, greater evaporation and chemical reactions with rainwater will take away more and more carbon di...

Is Mass Extinction the End of the World?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

We are directly and indirectly threatening the existence of countless species through the harvesting of them and the destruction of their habitats. Among the more well-known species we have already lost are the Great Auk, Stellar's Sea Cow, the Baiji White Dolphin, and the Passenger Pigeon.

Should We Save the Panda?

Matthew Hatchwell | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK
Matthew Hatchwell

Perhaps the poor panda's problem is that it is neither directly useful to humans like cows, sheep, potatoes and apples (whose populations have thrived alongside those of humans), nor has it ever been simply domesticated. Does another species need to be directly useful to humans in order for us to justify its survival?

Earth's Oceans ‘Facing A Man-Made Major Extinction Event'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

Life in the world’s oceans faces a grave threat of mass extinction – and it’s largely the result of human activity, say researchers. An inter...

'Extinct' Monkey Rediscovered In Indonesian Rainforest

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

A monkey believed to have been extinct since 2004 has been rediscovered in the rainforests of Borneo. Miller’s Grizzled Langur is alive and well...

Update on the Campaign to Protect the Wild Tiger

Sam Fox | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK
Sam Fox

As you know, there are only 3,200 left in the wild, and their only predator is man. We are killing this beautiful iconic animal for its skin, its bones, and its body parts. We are killing them to the point of extinction.

Why we Must Protect the Wild Tiger

Sam Fox | Posted 31.12.2011 | Home
Sam Fox

What can we do to stop this, I hear you ask? Well, we need to physically protect the wild tiger. There are trained anti-poaching patrols on the ground right now. Some of them are only equipped with bicycles, and binoculars. These brave people need more equipment to enable them to succeed. They need walkie talkies and mobile phones, Jeeps, trained dogs, tents, and a host of other equipment for them to succeed. We also need to employ and train more local people to do this vital work.

Javan Rhino Close To Extinction As Vietnamese Population Dies Out

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

The Javan rhinoceros is perilously close to extinction a wildlife charity has warned after a dead rhino was confirmed to be the last in Vietnam. Th...

Eating Frog Legs Is 'Driving Creatures To Extinction'

Huffington Post UK | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

The global frog trade may not have the same notoriety as blood diamonds or illegal logging. But according to a new report, our ravenous appetite f...