What are the causes of plant extinction in urban communities and cities? In order to find out, researchers compared the extinction rates for plants in rural and urban communities. Results show that Volatile Organic Compounds and poor water quality have driven plants to extinction in the cities.
When a species becomes engandered or extinct the effects can be devasting for local as well as world biodiversity. Enter the Engandered Species topic at the Environmental Science Channel to learn about current threats to endangered species such as shark finning and the impact of whaling on current whale populations. Find out which animals have become extinct over the past 100 years, and what you can do to prevent extinction over the next 100. Our best tools to helping our planet is knowledge. So join us on our journey around the world to visit fascinating animals; learn why you should help save species from extinction and find tools and resources to help you do just that.
The red wolf is one of the two species of wolf that call the lands of North America home. Sadly, the red wolf has found a place on the endangered species list due to environmental threats. There are many red wolf endangered species recovery projects underway, attempting to increase their population.
Black rhinos have suffered an extremely large decrease in their population over the past 100 years. This has caused the black rhinos to become endangered. There are currently many conservation projects attempting to reestablish black rhino populations.
When we hear the words, “endangered species,” we usually think of animals, but many species of medicinal plants and herbs are at risk of extinction.
White Nose Syndrome, a deadly disease that was discovered recently, is severely affecting many species of hibernating bats, and threatening some endangered species with extinction.
The blue whale is a majestic creature that has sadly found a place on the endangered species list. Many factors have contributed to the blue whale being placed on the endangered list. Many projects are underway to try to increase the blue whale population.