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Border wall a barrier to conservation

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, are among the paper’s 18 co-authors.

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

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: A Second Notice,” an article published late last year by lead author Oregon State Professor William Ripple.

Bill Ripple presents work to Worthy Garden Club

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 Warning to Humanity" at Worthy Brewing in Bend, OR.

20,000 scientists give dire warning about the future in 'letter to humanity' – and the world is listening

Independent, Mar. 7, 2018: A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.

Scientists' warning to humanity 'most talked about paper'

EurekAlert!, Mar. 7, 2018: Twenty-five years after the first 'scientists' warning to humanity', a new report is continuing to gain momentum and is already the one of the most talked about papers globally since Altmetric records began.

Global warming drives global warning

Albany Democrat-Herald, Feb. 13, 2018: Bill Ripple, a distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University, has spent a large part of his career studying the interplay between predators, prey and plant life in and around Yellowstone National Park.

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

CNN, Nov. 15, 2017: Environmental scientist William Ripple and his colleagues decided to create a new letter that has also struck a nerve. Since it was published in the journal BioScience on Monday, hundreds more scientists have signed on to the letter.

Why dozens of Mass. scientists signed the ‘Warning to Humanity’ letter

Boston Globe, Nov. 13, 2017: Of the more than 15,000 scientists who signed a letter Monday warning people about the environmental threats the Earth faces, about 70 of them were professors, researchers, or PhD candidates at Massachusetts universities.

Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity

Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2017

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

OSU Press Release, Nov. 13, 2017: The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries.

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