The Demise of the Elephant

It’s a battle that has been raging for decades. Elephant (and rhino) poachers vs conservationists. Now a new study, [The Great Elephant Census], by 90 scientists, has shown that the numbers of elephants left in 18 African countries have plummeted due to illegal poaching, with 27,000, or 8%, killed every year. Some quotes from a […]

Study: Without humans, the whole world could look like Serengeti

An extension of another post, What Killed the Great Beasts of Prehistory? “In a world without humans, most of northern Europe would probably now be home to not only wolves, Eurasian elk (moose) and bears, but also animals such as elephants and rhinoceroses. “This is demonstrated in a new study conducted by researchers from Aarhus […]

What Killed the Great Beasts of Prehistory?

From a recent study: “Scientists at the universities of Exeter and Cambridge claim their research settles a prolonged debate over whether humankind or climate change was the dominant cause of the demise of massive creatures in the time of the sabretooth tiger, the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhino and the giant armadillo. “Known collectively as […]

Knowing The Score

Everything is hard-edged and gray. There is no light. No color. It clangs painfully, and drones dully. The heartbeat of the world is slowing. Slowing. What do you do when there‚Äôs nothing left? What do you do when every resource on earth has been exhausted? When water, air, and food must evermore be recycled to […]