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Will We Ever... Clone a Mammoth?
Science & Tech  (tags: cience & Environment, Cloning, Extinction, Genetics )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.com
Bringing the prehistoric animal back to life will require dexterity with DNA, a slice of luck and an intimate knowledge of an elephant's reproductive system.
Cloning Timeline: Which Animals and When?
Science & Tech  (tags: Science & Environment, Health, Cloning, Extinction, Genetics, Infographic )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.com
Fifteen years ago a sheep called Dolly arrived into our world and caused a sensation. A living, breathing (and bleating) sheep created from an adult cell, Dolly was not the first animal to be cloned, but she became the most famous.
How We Can Bring Extinct Animals Back to Life
Science & Tech  (tags: Science & Environment, Technology, Animal, Cloning, Ecology, Extinction )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.com
Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.
Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?
Science & Tech  (tags: Biodiversity, climate change, extinction, forests, nature, wildlife )

Julie
- 93 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event
The 'Pre-Holocene' Climate Is Returning - and It Won't Be Fun
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, chemicals, climate change, environment, extinction, fossil fuels, pollution, Science documentary )

Julie
- 123 days ago - theecologist.org
The calm and tranquil Holocene has now been replaced by the Anthropocene - heralding a return to a volatile and destructive climate. Truly, we have woken an angry beast from its slumber.
10 of the Biggest Threats to Human Existence
Science & Tech  (tags: extinction, threats, climate change, bee decline, biodiversity, disasters, zombies, pandemic )

Freya
- 148 days ago - alternet.org
Just in case you don't have enough to worry about.
Is It Time We Start Saying the E Word? By Pakalolo
Science & Tech  (tags: extinction, the 6th mass extinction, earth, sea life, dinasaurs, co2, methane, ecosystems, environment )

Nancy
- 203 days ago - dailykos.com
There has been five mass extinctions in our planets history due to either asteroid impacts, climate change caused by volcanism and the shifting of tectonic plates. The sixth mass extinction is being fueled by you and me.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Stop Shielding Controversial Animal Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: Florida House of Representatives, animal researchers, University of Florida contributed, much of the language included in the bil, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, healthconditions, nature, wildlife, science, politics, protection, world, governmen )

Kelly
- 251 days ago - forcechange.com
Photo credit: Skamnelis via Wikimedia Commons~A bill currently being considered by the Florida House of Representatives seeks to hide the identities of animal researchers engaged in controversial animal research projects.
6 Extinct Animals That Could Be Brought Back to Life
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, extinction, resurrection, mammoth, Tasmanian tiger, thylacine, passenger pigeon, gastric brooding frog, Carolina parakeet, saber-toothed cat, smilodon )

Freya
- 313 days ago - livescience.com
There are some extinct species -- such as the woolly mammoth, shown above -- that may be brought back to life if scientists can overcome some practical hurdles and thorny ethical questions.
Disappearance of Wildflowers May Have Doomed Ice Age Giants
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, environment, climate, extinction, giants, ice-age, woolly mommoth, woolly rhinoceros )

Giana
- 318 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Flower power may have meant the difference between life and death for some of the extinct giants of the Ice Age, including the mighty woolly mammoth and woolly rhinoceros.
Can Human Civilization Continue Indefinitely?
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, humans, race, extinction, sustainability, immortal, study, science, research, environment )

Giana
- 364 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Human beings have altered the Earth so much that human extinction is a real possibility if people continue on their current path. But if they can figure out a way to live sustainably, at least some human civilizations could become quasi-immortal.
Fossil Poo Reveals Where Ancient Giant Bird Ate
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, ancient bird, humans, extinction )

Giana
- 446 days ago - news.discovery.com
Being 12 feet tall and weighting 500 pounds didn't save the giant moa (Dinornis robustus) from extinction, along with 11 smaller moa species on the islands of New Zealand. The ancient Maori, who may have hunted the massive flightless birds to extinction.
How Humans Will Survive in a Million Years
Science & Tech  (tags: new book, humans, survival, extinction, million years )

Giana
- 522 days ago - news.yahoo.com
If you've ever worried, or even wondered, about the ultimate fate of humanity itself, then here is the book for you: In Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, Analee Newitz takes on the enormous topic of "how humans will survive a mass extinction."
Silent Killer Has Beekeepers Buzzing
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, farms, crops, CCD, insects bees, beekeepers, endangered, protection, killing, extinction )

Dee
- 532 days ago - timesunion.com
Stephen Wilson, wearing a bee suit, checks on one of his 11 hives in his apiary on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Altamont, N.Y. Wilson said that each of his hives have between 60,000 to 100,000 bees. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)
What Do Tigers and Kiwi Have in Common? The Answer Lies in Their Genes | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, cats, conservation, endangered, environment, extinction, wildlife, wildanimals, tigers, slaughter, killing )

John
- 584 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
At first (and probably second) glance you wouldn't think that tigers and kiwis have all that much in common, but if you look deeper...
 

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