Pondering Extinction Rebellion’s Approach

This article by Sam Knight starts the new week off on a compelling note: Letter from the U.K. Does Extinction Rebellion Have the Solution to the Climate Crisis? The success of Extinction Rebellion, a British campaign of civil disobedience aimed at addressing the climate crisis, has been something to behold. In April, the group, which was formally … Continue reading Pondering Extinction Rebellion’s Approach

More than 1/3 of North American Bird Species at Risk of Future Extinction

Climate change, habitat loss, and predation are all threats to birds in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, among other challenges facing the species throughout North America, with migratory shore birds being classified as particularly vulnerable. Scientific American reports with Reuters reporting, but make sure to check out the North American Bird Conservation Initiative information … Continue reading More than 1/3 of North American Bird Species at Risk of Future Extinction

Conservation, Passenger Pigeons, History Of Extinction

My favorite doomsday journalist (and I mean that as the highest compliment) posted over the weekend an unamusing memo to remind us that this is an important centenary anniversary. It ups the ante on our commitment to the community of birdwatchers, casual and serious alike, who support important conservation of wildlife habitat all over the world. It is not … Continue reading Conservation, Passenger Pigeons, History Of Extinction

Extinction Is Forever, Except When It Is Not

From the fellow who brought you Dolly, a philosophical yet practical consideration of the ethics of cloning an extinct species: It is unlikely that a mammoth could be cloned in the way we created Dolly the sheep, as has been proposed following the discovery of mammoth bones in northern Siberia. However, the idea prompts us to consider … Continue reading Extinction Is Forever, Except When It Is Not

Stenophylla, A Coffee With Real Potential & Poster Child For Food Diversity

Our thanks to Dan Saladino, a food journalist and author of Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them as well as recipient of a James Beard Award for food journalism. He offers an inside look at a relatively unknown coffee varietal with potential, and at the same time, … Continue reading Stenophylla, A Coffee With Real Potential & Poster Child For Food Diversity