Realising the silence of outer space was what made us appreciate our precarious position down on this pale blue dot – so beginning our obsession with extinction.
We don't notice the plant species we're losing, but we won't be able to ignore the effect of their loss on our supply of food and medicine.
The world mourns the loss of Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino. Can anything stop the slide of the species towards extinction?
Scientists studied the fossilized bones of giant beavers to understand what they ate and whether the species could keep up with environmental change.
Stockwellia has links back to the epoch before Australia separated into its own continent and was mostly covered in rainforest.
Wild bees pollinate trees and shrubs that feed and shelter wildlife, provide flood control, prevent soil erosion and help regulate the climate.
A landmark report found more than one million species at risk of extinction – but even the "safe" ones may not be so safe.
President Rajoelina's five-year term, starting in 2019, may be the last chance to avoid habitats and species from going extinct.
It's hard to say exactly how many koalas are in the wild, but there's no doubt they're in serious trouble.
Tackling the extinction crisis is not just about protecting each species. It's also about preserving their home.
Cats are wreaking havoc on Australia's ecosystems and non-lethal methods aren't enough.
A small finch has stalled the multi-million-dollar Carmichael mine.
The Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has some sobering news.
New species are being discovered all the time, which only adds to the problem of knowing how many there are on the planet today. It also helps to know what we mean by species.
A bold new approach could protect endangered animals.
Bruce Willis saved the Earth with a nuclear weapon in the 1998 film Armageddon, but the law would need to change for him to do it now.
A series of new studies sheds light on the population crash and extinction of the giant birds, lemurs and more that roamed the island until around A.D. 700-1000.
Chytrid fungus has caused declines in 501 amphibian species, according to a new analysis. Most of the damage happened in the 1980s, before the fungus itself was even discovered.
A psychologist explains why we should accept that we will never live in the Anthropocene.
From the reappearance of giant bees to sightings of clouded leopards – can we ever be certain that a species has died out?