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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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# extinction - Thursday 12 November, 2015

# extinction - Saturday 18 July, 2015

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

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

Which is less than ideal.

# extinction - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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

Gingers could go extinct due to warming temperatures

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

“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

From The Daily Edge CNN newsreader says humans 'hunted dildo into extinction' Morto This post contains videos

CNN newsreader says humans 'hunted dildo into extinction'

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 This post contains images

# extinction - Monday 18 March, 2013

Demand for exotic pets pushes species to brink

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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