One of the most painful entries I have had to make on my blog in the nearly one year that it has been around.
According to this article in the New York Times, the baiji dolphin (pictured) is now extinct.
It has been said a civilization is judged by how it takes care of those least able to care for themselves. I think a civilization should also be judged by how well it takes care of its environment.
Either way, we are a very sorry civilization, indeed.