Here is news of the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity as reported and repeated around the world, as well as related news stories. We also offer two related pages of articles gathered from around the world, called Impacts News, and Resilience News. While ‘impacts’ reports on the other effects of our thoughtless treatment of the Earth and how it is coming back to threaten our own well-being, ‘resilience’ reports on both the natural and human adaptations to the consequences already upon us, and those that are anticipated in the near future. Both of these are generously contributed by the Environmental Health News ( via their website and news accumulator The Daily Climate ( Please share the articles you find most interesting through social media as well. It’s part of the ‘wake-up call’ for which we are all responsible.

Hunting, Harvesting Leave Big Animals at Risk of Extinction: Study

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:32:08 +0000

U.S. News, Feb. 6, 2019em>: "Direct harvest for human consumption of meat or body parts is the biggest danger to nearly all of the large...

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We are eating large animals into extinction

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:11:45 +0000

Popular Science, Feb. 6, 2019em>: “Humans have a long history of killing large animals, and it dates back thousands of years, and probably is why...

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Humans Are Eating Large Animals to Extinction

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 23:05:26 +0000

Psychology Today, Feb. 6, 2019em>: Detailed data show size matters when humans choose to kill other animals.

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Direct killing by humans pushing Earth’s biggest fauna toward extinction

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:48:52 +0000

OSU Press Release, Jan. 30, 2019em>: One hundred forty-three species of large animals are decreasing in number and 171 are under threat of extinction, according...

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The killing of large species is pushing them towards extinction, study finds

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:45:57 +0000

The Guardian, Feb. 6, 2019em>: The vast majority of the world’s largest species are being pushed towards extinction, with the killing of the heftiest animals...

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'Super Predator' Humans are Eating the World's Biggest Animals Into Extinction

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:42:47 +0000

Newsweek, Feb 6, 2019em>: More populations of megafauna are threatened and have higher rates of decreasing populations than all other vertebrates put together, Dr. William...

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Bill Ripple featured in 1859 Oregon's Magazine

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:57:48 +0000

The Ripple Effect, a story about the second warning to humanity, is featured in the January/February issue of 1859 Oregon's Magazine.

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Border wall a barrier to conservation

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:09:29 +0000

Oregon State University researchers William Ripple and Christopher Wolf, both part of the Global Trophic Cascades Program of the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society,...

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‘Warning to Humanity’ resolution passes OSU student and faculty governance

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:30:42 +0000

The Oregon State University Faculty Senate and Associated Students of Oregon State University passed a joint resolution last month endorsing “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity:...

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Bill Ripple presents work to Worthy Garden Club

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:02:06 +0000

On Tuesday, June 12, Bill Ripple will present "What Wolves can tell us about the World's Health: How the Yellowstone Experiment Led to the Second...

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