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Nature Podcast, March 3, 2011: Sixth Mass Extinction

BBC World Service Science in Action, March 6, 2011: Earth's Sixth Extinction


NPR Science Friday, May 14, 2010: Modern Extinctions

Over the course of the Earth's history, there have been at least five major extinction events -- the End Ordovician, Late Devonian, End Permian, End Triassic, and End Cretaceous. Some ecologists, citing the loss of biodiversity in certain areas and the species at risk, say that a new major extinction event could be on the horizon. Writing this week in the journal Science, researchers say that warming temperatures could cause one-fifth of the world's lizard species to become extinct by the year 2080.  In this hour, we'll talk about modern extinctions and what causes them. How much is human activity to blame? Plus, we'll check in with researchers studying a fungal infection that has devastated frog populations in some parts of the world. UCMP Blog about the show


KUOW 94.9 Seattle National Public Radio, The Conversation: Epic Die-off of Mammals, December 22, 2009

KCBS news, San Francisco, 'Epic Die-off of Mammals', December 21, 2009

BBC World Service, One Planet, September 3, 2009.

Saving Species from Climate Change, Word of Mouth, New Hampshire Public Radio, May 27, 2009

Heatstroke, Ecotopia on KZFR 90.1 (Chico, CA), Exploring Ecosystems--Environmental, Economic, Social, and Technological", June 30, 2009

Heatstroke, featured on Quirks and Quarks, Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), May 16, 2009,, mp3 download site:

Heatstroke, featured on Moncrieff! with Sean Moncrieff, Newstalk Radio, Ireland's National Station of the year 2006 and 2007, April 27, 2009

Global Warming and Nature, KCBS All News 740 AM &106.9FM with Patti Reising, April 19, 2009

Radio Ecoshock, Alex Smith Show, Special interview with Dr. Anthony Barnosky on his new book "Heatstroke, Nature in an Age of Global Warming" Radio Ecoshock 090619, June 19, 2009, 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB

Discussion of Heatstroke, WJFF/ Catskills (New York) Making Waves with hosts Sabrina Artel & Rachel Brey, April 24, 2009

Wisconsin Public Radio: Joy Cardin's guest biologist Anthony Barnosky says, in the face of global warming, traditional ways of preserving ecosystems aren't working. He offers an alternative approach to preserving undisturbed wildlands. April 23, 2009

Climate Discussion, WABI-FMRadio (New York City) Eco-logic hosted by David Occhiuto, April 21, 2009

Heatstroke, WATR 1320 AM (Waterbury, Connecticut), Special Edition Saturday with Larry Rifkin, May 2, 2009