Stanford Study: Bigger Sea Species At Higher Risk For ExtinctionIn the Earth’s oceans these days, the bigger a species is, the more prone it is to die off. That’s unheard of in the long history of mass extinctions, a new study finds.
North American Bison Is Official National Mammal Of The United StatesPresident Obama signed a bill making the North American bison a national symbol of the United States.
Eastern Monarch Butterflies May Go Extinct In 20 Years, UC Research FindsThe population of monarch butterflies east of the Rockies is facing significant risk of going extinct within the next two decades, according to research published Monday.
California Condors Reach Key Survival Milestone In The WildA captive breeding program that at one time included every living California condor has passed a key milestone in helping North America's largest bird return to the wild.
Study Suggests Humans Are Behind Mass Extinction Of AnimalsA mass extinction - the sixth of its kind in our 4.5-billion-year history - is well underway and humans are to blame.
Whole Foods Pushes Consumption, Conservation Of Paiche, The 5 Million-Year-Old Fish You've Never Heard OfThere's a very ancient fish you've probably never heard of, and it's swimming into a Bay Area store or restaurant near you.
California Drought Could Mean Extinction For Tiny Fish Species As Habitat Dries UpCalifornia’s drought may lead to the extinction of a tiny fish holding onto dwindling habitat in Tuolumne County.
Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is PossibleSpeaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.
Unique Mendocino County 'Boontling' Language Nears ExtinctionThe dialect from the area around the small Mendocino County town of Boonville consists of more than 1,500 words, many of them drawn from local names. The Chronicle says a phone booth, for example, is a ‘buckey walter,’ because a century ago someone named Walter had the first phone in the area and charged a nickel—then called a buckeye—to use it.
Some California Fish Species On Verge Of ExtinctionThe failing health of many aquatic ecosystems in California has pushed some fish species to the brink of extinction, according to a new report from a team of experts.