Conservation

Conservation is a growing concern in the field of science. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction.

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The temporary installation joins the four bronze Barbary lion statues in London's Trafalgar Square; it highlights the rapid ongoing decline in worldwide lion population.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Variety isn't just the spice of life; it's the currency of all well-functioning ecosystems great and small. What happens that currency is in trouble?

By John Perritano

With the world's population expanding and its arable land shrinking, how in the world are we going to have enough food to feed everyone? Here are five ways.

By Becky Striepe

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About 70 percent of our energy comes from non-renewable sources like oil and natural gas. When they're gone, they're gone for good. Learn some simple ways to conserve energy through these five simple experiments.

By John Kelly

Today's kids are pretty sophisticated consumers of information and technology, but there's still room for some wonder in their lives. Wow them with these awesome Earth facts.

By Kate Kershner

Recycling is no longer a fad, it's a necessity, and it's never too early to get the whole family involved. Here's how to do it while also having some fun!

By Emilie Sennebogen

As with most lessons, children learn by watching their parents, so it's up to you to teach them how to live a sustainable life.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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While water falls from the sky in the form of rain, it may be hard to explain to your kids that clean water actually isn't infinite. We'll show you how to get the message across.

By Sara Elliott

Celebrated since 1970, Earth Day is a time to honor Mother Earth and pay attention to what we're doing to her. It's also a great day to get your kids involved.

By Sara Elliott

You probably do your best to make sure your children are environmentally responsible, but sometimes the whole family needs a little kick start. Here are five fun ways to teach your kids more about being green.

By Alison Cooper

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is explained in this article. Learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch explained.

By Jaymi Heimbuch

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Without its keystone, a Roman aqueduct collapses. Does the same travesty befall an ecosystem when a keystone species goes missing from the ecological equation?

By William Harris

Insects and biodiversity go hand in hand. Without insects our planet would not survive as they are essential to biodiversity. Check out this gallery on the relationship between insects and biodiversity.

Biodiversity means rainforests and reefs teeming with species right? There's more to it than that though. Genetic diversity has a big role to play, too. Just ask that cheetah cub.

By William Harris

Men have been hunting and killing whales for centuries. Early whalers hunted for survival, but their motivation may have changed once there was money to be made. Whaling for profit has been banned since 1986, but whaling for scientific research is still allowed in certain areas, causing much debate.

By Alison Kim Perry

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Flagship species like leopards, whales and wolves grace wildlife calendars, bring in big conservation dollars and help regulate their ecosystems. But what about the tiny guys you won't find on your calendar? How important are they to Earth's biodiversity?

By Jessika Toothman

Our planet would be a much different place without its richly diverse ecosystems full of plants, animals and microorganisms. What poses the biggest danger to the millions of species that call Earth home?

By Jonathan Atteberry

Since the Age of Discovery, we've been toting plants and animals to parts of the world where they don't belong. While most transplants die, some become invasive. How can these newcomers lead to breakneck-pace evolution?

By Jessika Toothman

While some endangered species respond well to breeding programs, others, like pandas, aren't as effective. How do we decide which animals to focus on, and what does it mean to be a flagship species?

By Jessika Toothman

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If it takes $1 million a year to save the California condor, how much would it take to save every endangered species? Is it possible, and how can we save species we don't even know exist?

By Jessika Toothman

A post-apocalypse trip to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to retrieve the seeds that will save humanity may seem like good fodder for a movie. But seed banks have important work to do right now.

By Jessika Toothman

A wilderness becomes a grid work of streets, lights and skyscrapers. Every day, we remake the world a little more to our liking. What has that meant for the planet?

By Robert Lamb

In 2008, a food crisis left many people worldwide with empty stomachs. Most places have rebounded since then but, according to the U.N.’s World Food Programme, one out of every eight people is undernourished. Are we all eventually headed toward famine?

By Jessika Toothman

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Despite the world's rebound from the 2008 food crisis, high food prices continue to be a problem. What is food security, and why is it so important to our future on Earth?

By Jessika Toothman

As the world's population booms, we'll need more farmland to grow all the food it takes to feed everyone. Where are those farms going to be? Could it be build up instead of out?

By Jessika Toothman