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Everything is Fine!

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On September 17, 2020
Oh good god. A dozen dead Barn and Violet-green Swallows huddled together on the dusty desert floor of southern New Mexico. Numerous Western Bluebirds packed into a crevice in southern Colorado as if they panicked. Sparrows, lined up almost wing-to-wing, lying limply along the banks of the Rio Grande. These are just a few of the grisly discoveries […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On December 8, 2019
The planet is dying and we pay absolutely no attention. The world’s oceans are struggling to breathe, rapidly running out of oxygen at an unprecedented rate. Climate change is dangerously exacerbating the issue, scientists warned in a new study.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the largest report of its kind — […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On September 19, 2018
Here’s a “fun” visualization of seven species whose numbers are so low that they could all theoretically fit in a train car. Good job humans. And especially good job capitalism for bringing the entirety of the world’s resources into an integrated global system based on inequality that helps put the most pressure on these species.
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On February 17, 2018
In 1997, I was traveling in Sumatra and I ended up at this camp where they did orangutan rehabilitation for released into the wild. You could watch the morning feeding, where they left a bunch of fruit out and orangutans came from all over the place to eat it. It was wild and awesome. A […]

Passenger Pigeon

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On December 17, 2017

One of the most important and horrible stories of environmental degradation in the United States is the rapid decline of the passenger pigeon from perhaps the most common bird in North America to comp

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