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# extinction - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Earth has lost more than one quarter of land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years
# Little Critters
# Little Critters

Earth has lost more than one quarter of land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:28 PM 16,251 Views 32 Comments

Insects are disappearing at a rate of just under 1% a year with much variation from place to place.

# extinction - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activist arrested following 'bloody' protest outside Dublin's Clayton hotel
# Leeson Street
# Leeson Street

Extinction Rebellion activist arrested following 'bloody' protest outside Dublin's Clayton hotel

Oct 30th 2019, 4:50 PM 32,959 Views 83 Comments

An Garda Síochána said it responded to a “theft incident” at a hotel in the Dublin at approximately 1.30pm.

# extinction - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Over 500 plant species became extinct in the past 250 years, new study finds
# Nature
# Nature

Over 500 plant species became extinct in the past 250 years, new study finds

Jun 11th 2019, 10:37 AM 7,807 Views 11 Comments

A new study has found that plant extinction is occurring up to 500 times faster than ‘natural’ rates.

# extinction - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet

May 12th 2019, 12:00 PM 9,483 Views 6 Comments

Following a UN report and Ireland’s declaration of a climate emergency, why is biodiversity crucial to the survival of our planet?

# extinction - Friday 10 May, 2019

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?
# Emergency
# Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

May 10th 2019, 11:57 AM 19,612 Views 108 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

# extinction - Monday 6 May, 2019

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature
# Extinction
# Extinction

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature

May 6th 2019, 12:54 PM 24,981 Views 57 Comments

Over one million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction.

# extinction - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya
# Extinction
# Extinction

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Mar 20th 2018, 9:04 AM 18,582 Views 34 Comments

Scientists have gathered his genetic material and are working on techniques to preserve the subspecies.

# extinction - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction
# 99 Problems
# 99 Problems

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction

Apr 30th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,457 Views 5 Comments

From Norwegians to Native Americans, people are using rap music to keep indigenous language alive.

# extinction - Sunday 12 February, 2017

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland
# Indigenous Species
# Indigenous Species

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland

Feb 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,354 Views 14 Comments

The bird used to be widespread in Ireland but is now only found along the north coast of Donegal and in the west of Mayo and Connemara.

# extinction - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Cheetahs are heading towards extinction thanks to human impact
# Lesser Spotted Animal
# Lesser Spotted Animal

Cheetahs are heading towards extinction thanks to human impact

Dec 27th 2016, 12:18 PM 10,291 Views 30 Comments

Cheetah numbers in Zimbabwe have plunged by more than 85% in 16 years.

# extinction - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Experts warn giraffes face 'silent extinction' as population substantially drops
# Extinction
# Extinction

Experts warn giraffes face 'silent extinction' as population substantially drops

Dec 8th 2016, 7:37 AM 9,412 Views 18 Comments

The species population has dropped around 40% in the past 30 years.

# extinction - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

New study finds last woolly mammoths died of thirst
# Extinction
# Extinction

New study finds last woolly mammoths died of thirst

Aug 2nd 2016, 2:45 PM 14,472 Views 28 Comments

Mammoths lived on Alaska’s St Paul Island in the Bering Sea until about 5,600 years ago.

# extinction - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Sharks in South Africa that regularly maul people are now facing extinction
# Rapid Decline
# Rapid Decline

Sharks in South Africa that regularly maul people are now facing extinction

Jul 24th 2016, 12:30 PM 24,042 Views 40 Comments

Shark nets, ocean pollution and baited hooks are being blamed for the dwindling numbers.

# extinction - Thursday 12 November, 2015

This scientist would happily kick a panda to death... but only to save another species
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# Sponsored By Science Foundation Ireland

This scientist would happily kick a panda to death... but only to save another species

Nov 12th 2015, 5:45 PM 15,992 Views 18 Comments

Poor pandas.

# extinction - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'
# A Way Of Life Gone
# A Way Of Life Gone

'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'

Jul 18th 2015, 7:30 AM 23,191 Views 29 Comments

The people of Inis Meáin are campaigning hard to get a second teacher for their primary school – but so far their protests are falling on deaf ears.

# extinction - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Bad news: the human race is at risk of extinction
# So Long World
# So Long World

Bad news: the human race is at risk of extinction

Jun 20th 2015, 1:32 PM 39,998 Views 82 Comments

Which is less than ideal.

# extinction - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gingers could go extinct due to warming temperatures
# Red Alert
From The Daily Edge
# Red Alert

Gingers could go extinct due to warming temperatures

Jul 8th 2014, 8:35 AM 8,912 Views 15 Comments

Who are the Viking tour going to shout at now?

# extinction - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Despite what you may have heard, great white sharks are NOT at risk of extinction
# Jaws
# Jaws

Despite what you may have heard, great white sharks are NOT at risk of extinction

Jun 17th 2014, 1:55 PM 8,875 Views 8 Comments

“If something is wrong with the largest, most powerful group in the sea, then something is wrong with the sea, so it’s a relief to find they’re in good shape.”

# extinction - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

CNN newsreader says humans 'hunted dildo into extinction'
# Morto
From The Daily Edge
# Morto

CNN newsreader says humans 'hunted dildo into extinction'

Jul 24th 2013, 9:00 AM 2,029 Views 2 Comments

The poor thing didn’t stand a chance. *sniff*

# extinction - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction
# Hello Again
# Hello Again

Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction

Mar 24th 2013, 6:00 PM 503,565 Views 167 Comments

No, seriously.

# extinction - Monday 18 March, 2013

Demand for exotic pets pushes species to brink
# At Risk
# At Risk

Demand for exotic pets pushes species to brink

Mar 18th 2013, 6:30 PM 16,405 Views 44 Comments

For every endangered animal in a pet shop or home – ten others could have died during capture or transportation.

# extinction - Sunday 10 February, 2013

10 animals that were hunted to extinction
# Long Gone
# Long Gone

10 animals that were hunted to extinction

Feb 10th 2013, 9:15 AM 26,101 Views 93 Comments

It has emerged that the Tasmanian tiger – the last of which died in 1936 – was wiped out by human actions rather than an unknown disease.

# extinction - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

UK has a 'plan bee' to re-introduce extinct species
# I'll Bee Back
From The Daily Edge
# I'll Bee Back

UK has a 'plan bee' to re-introduce extinct species

May 29th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,013 Views 12 Comments

Bees from Sweden to be released into British countryside as Irish centre warns that some Irish bee species under threat…

# extinction - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Native Irish mammals in danger of extinction - study
# Extinction
# Extinction

Native Irish mammals in danger of extinction - study

Feb 21st 2012, 11:21 AM 14,429 Views 27 Comments

The Irish hare, red squirrel and red deer are all in danger of being wiped out by invasive foreign species, according to new research.

# extinction - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
# Extinction
# Extinction

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Jun 21st 2011, 8:21 PM 910 Views 8 Comments

Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.