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Which Species Will Survive Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Palaeontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species. While this is not […]

Monarch Butterfly: U.S. Agency Pledges $20 Million For Conservation

A planed $20 million budget for monarch butterflies habitat restoration efforts over the next five years has been announced by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Populations of the iconic Monarch butterfly hit an all-time low in the winter of 2013-2014, according to the Minnesota-based conservation group Monarch Joint Venture, with an estimated population […]