By Rheanne Taylor
When we think of today’s advancements in technology, we tend to think about how technology is destroying the natural world, not bettering it. We think of how industrial development leads to deforestation, and how avid consumerism and excess waste pollutes the environment and takes a toll on natural resources. And in a lot of ways, we're right. After all, according to a 2014 study published in the journal Science, the earth is entering its sixth mass extinction, and we’re the ones to blame. We are experiencing a human-driven loss of many of our favorite species, with a third of all vertebrates and 45 percent of invertebrates now classifi ed as endangered—with amphibians taking the brunt of the blow.