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Jan 9, 2015 03:45 AM ET
News that the monarch butterfly has nearly vanished from the planet means it may be be deemed an endangered species. What does that mean? Trace and Julia read the fine print in the Endangered Species Act.
Dec 19, 2014 10:25 AM ET // Michael Thurston, AFP
Scientists are facing desperate options in the fight to save northern white rhinos from extinction.
Dec 10, 2014 10:10 AM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The rarest and most endangered marine mammal in the world is on the brink of disappearing, new research suggests.
Dec 3, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Discovery News
Iconic giants face an uncertain future, their decline going almost unnoticed.
Nov 17, 2014 11:55 AM ET // AFP
The global food market is placing 'unsustainable pressure' on the species and others, a conservation body warned.
Oct 21, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Our ancestor's ability to survive the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs could have important medical applications that one day could help a manned trip to Mars.
Oct 20, 2014 10:00 AM ET // AFP
Only six of the creatures left, having been hunted by poachers in central and east Africa for their horns.
Sep 30, 2014 12:00 PM ET // AFP
A survey of more than 3,000 vertebrate species reveals the damage caused by a near doubling of the human population.
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