Elizabeth Kolbert

Fire Salamander

Fungal diseases are surging, threatening species around the world


Salamanders are dying in Europe, snakes are disappearing in North America, and a fungal disease is threatening bats. What’s going on? Is this just a coincidence that this is all happening at once?

Mount Redoubt eruption

Humanity is the great species killer


Don’t Mention It: Climate Change

Field Notes


The World

The Sixth Extinction


Some biologists believe that we are now in the midst of what they call ?the sixth extinction??the sixth time in the history of the earth when a devastating mass extinction has occurred. Elizabeth Kolbert joins The Takeaway to explain.