The New Instagram Feed Spotlighting Mass Extinctions

Read the full story at The News Lens. Everyone knows the Dodo is extinct. But how many of us know that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction event? To raise awareness about this under-reported story, Brit photographer-filmmaker Sean Gallagher founded Everyday Extinction, a specialized Instagram feed on Oct 1.

A “Botanist’s Botanist” : The Field Books of Timothy Plowman

Read the full story from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The Field Museum Library has recently digitized and added to the Biodiversity Heritage Library Timothy Plowman’s entire field book collection, which spans his career from 1969, when he worked for the botanical museum at Harvard, through his years as a curator of botany at the Field Museum …

Trump’s border wall would slice through wildlife refuges and cut off U.S. territory in Texas

Read the full story in the Washington Post. See also: National Butterfly Center Founder: Trump’s Border Wall Prep ‘Trampling on Private Property Rights’ in the Texas Observer. The ecological disaster that is Trump’s border wall: a visual guide in Vox. Cat fight: Inside the struggle to save the latest migrants crossing the U.S./Mexico border in …

Here are some of the national monuments being reviewed under Trump’s order

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times. President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monuments created by Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama. These monuments were set aside as public land under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives presidents the power to limit …

How Global Warming Is Threatening Genetic Diversity

Read the full story at JSTOR Daily. There is a huge unknown when it comes to protecting the meltwater stonefly and other species. Biologists are missing a huge piece of the puzzle — knowing which genetics will give species the evolutionary lift that allows them to adapt successfully to a warmer world. This hidden DNA …