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Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction, thanks to climate change and human-driven habitat destruction.
Insects are dying off at record rates — an ominous sign we’re in the middle of a 6th mass extinction
Some 40% of world insects are in decline as part of the sixth mass extinction. If the decline continues, Earth could be devoid of insects in 100 years.
Giant sloth fossils from a site in Argentina reveal that the animal was hunted and killed by humans 12,600 years ago.
The world’s largest bee was found in the wild 38 years after its last sighting. It was one of the planet’s top 25 ‘most wanted’...
Wallace's giant bee hadn't been seen alive for nearly four decades. Now, scientists have found and photographed it in Indonesia.
The Australian government officially declared the Bramble cay melomys extinct. It's arguably the first animal to go extinct due to climate change.
Paleontologists discovered a tiny dinosaur relative at the South Pole, which they've named "Antarctic King." The fossil is some 250 million years old.
With the work of conservationists, animals can come back and thrive. Here are 10 bird species that returned from the brink of extinction.
Shark fin is officially off the menu for Deliveroo users.
The world’s last northern white rhino, who showed ‘what extinction looks like,’ was captured in this stunning photo before he died
Sudan's story, and the story of the northern white rhinoceros, is emblematic of how destructive the relationship between humans and animals can be.
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a natural disaster that scientists hadn’t realized, according to new clues from the ocean floor...
When the Chicxulub asteroid hit Earth, it filled the skies with soot and smoke, caused volcanoes to explode, and even triggered underwater eruptions.