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The great tinamou is an evolutionarily-distinct bird that declines in farmland but thrives in tropical rainforest.

Diversified farming practices might preserve evolutionary diversity of wildlife

September 13, 2014

As humans transform the planet to meet our needs, all sorts of wildlife continue to be pushed aside, including many species that play key roles in Earth's life-support systems. In particular, the transformation of forests into agricultural lands has dramatically reduced biodiversity around the world.

A conversation between environmental scientist Paul R. Ehrlich and Michael Charles Tobias

Hope on Earth: A conversation between environmental scientist Paul R. Ehrlich and Michael Charles Tobias

May 31, 2014

Gothic, Colorado is the setting of Hope on Earth a conversation between environmental scientist Paul R. Ehrlich and Michael Charles Tobias. Butterflies, chickens, Jains, gorillas, circumcision, Kant, gun control, China, abortion, and vegetarianism are just some of the topics covered by their conversation.

An important societal signal by Stanford to slow the pace of climate change in the new millennium-- an epoch forecasting radically unstable weather and drought.

May 7, 2014

Stanford University announced that it would divest its $18.7 billion endowment of stock in coal-mining companies, becoming the first major university to lend support to a nationwide campaign to purge endowments and pension funds of fossil fuel investments.