Kennel Club fears Otterhound, Dandie Dinmont Terrier and Skye Terrier dog breeds close to extinction

There are fears the Otterhound, Dandie Dinmont Terrier and the Skye Terrier are on the brink of extinction after just 121 puppies were born last year. Puppies like Labradors and French Bulldogs have seen record sales during the Covid lockdown, but the same cannot be said for the Otterhound, one of Britain’s oldest dog breeds that dates back … Read more

New forest growth may have sparked the mass extinction 360 million years ago

New forest growth may have sparked the mass extinction 360 million years ago by fueling massive plankton blooms that sucked all the oxygen from oceans – and experts say it is happening now at an even faster rate Sediment records shows new forests sparked the Devonian Mass Extinction There was a link between new growth … Read more

Activists launch fake oil attack on the City slickers during Extinction Rebellion prank 

Five are arrested after activists launched fake oil attack on the Bank of England in an  Extinction Rebellion ‘April Fool’s prank’ Members of Extinction Rebellion sprayed fake oil over the Bank of England Covered outside in substance made of mixture of black pond dye and guar gum  The City of London police attended the demonstration … Read more

At least 25% of marine mammals are on the path to EXTINCTION, study finds

A new study reveals many of the world’s marine mammals are at a crossroads – some are on the verge of extinction, while others are on the road to recovery. A team from the University of Exeter investigated the status of 126 species that includes whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, sea otters and … Read more

North Atlantic right whales are on the brink of extinction with fewer than 366 are left

The number of endangered North Atlantic right whales remains dangerously low. There are fewer than 366 surviving specimens, according to a new assessment. Vessel strikes and entanglements in fishing nets remain the biggest threat to the massive marine mammals, but climate change is leading to rising ocean temperatures that endanger the krill the whales eat … Read more

Extinction of larger animals led to the human brain doubling in size around 30,000 years ago

The extinction of large animals led to the human brain growing, a new study reveals. When humans first emerged in Africa 2.6 million years ago the average animal size was more than 1,000 pounds, making them easy prey. Throughout the Pleistocene era, creatures’ sizes decreased by 90 percent, which forced our ancient ancestors to developing … Read more

Humans ‘hastened collapse and extinction’ of the woolly mammoth, says study

Woolly mammoths would have lived another 4,000 years in some parts of Eurasia if it weren’t for human hunters, according to a new study.  Australian experts performed computer simulations of woolly mammoth interactions with humans and climates based on evidence from fossils and ancient DNA. The findings suggested a warming climate forced them further north into smaller … Read more

Extinction: Cold snap 12,900 years ago killed off North America’s woolly mammoths and megafauna

North America’s megafauna — giant animals such as woolly mammoths and bear-sized beavers — were driven to extinction by a near-glacial climate, a study claimed. Researchers from Germany used a new statistical method to estimate the changing population sizes of the giant animals from the radiocarbon record. They found that megafauna numbers responded to climatic shifts, and they … Read more

California’s monarch butterfly faces extinction as numbers plunge from millions to thousands 

The number of monarch butterflies wintering on the California coast has plummeted to a record low, according to entomologists. Fewer than 2,000 monarchs were recorded in November and December, compared to 200,000 barely three years ago. In the 1980s, the monarch butterflies migrating south to groves from Marin County to San Diego was estimated at … Read more

Botanists are creating a ‘family tree’ to save the putrid-smelling corpse flower from extinction

Even though it smells like rotting flesh, the so-called ‘Corpse Flower’ is a huge draw at botanical gardens all over the world. In addition to its shockingly putrid scent, it can grow over ten feet tall and only blooms every few years—and even then just for a few days. But the flower, which originates in … Read more