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Latest Holocene extinction Stories

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2014-09-04 03:30:00

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.

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2014-05-31 05:57:42

Plant and animal species are becoming extinct at rates more than 1,000 times more quickly than they did before the arrival of humans, indicating that the Earth could be edging closer to a sixth great extinction.

2012-08-13 11:06:29

North American freshwater fishes are going extinct at an alarming rate compared with other species.

Birds In New Zealand Face Extinction
2012-08-05 19:50:05

Keys to survival today differ from those of the past.

Demise Of Larger Prehistoric Animals Blamed On Climate Change, Humankind
2012-03-06 09:05:44

The death and extinction of many large, prehistoric animals may be due largely in part to man’s actions as well as climate change.

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2011-05-19 06:00:00

A projected wave of extinctions of plant and animal species this century may have been overestimated because the most widely used scientific method can exaggerate losses by more than 160 percent.

2011-05-18 16:31:38

The most widely used methods for calculating species extinction rates are "fundamentally flawed" and overestimate extinction rates by as much as 160 percent.

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2011-03-04 16:15:00

Paleobiologists at the University of California at Berkeley are studying the state of biodiversity today using the world’s mammal species as a barometer.

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2011-03-03 09:15:00

With the steep decline in populations of many animal species, scientists have warned that Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction like those that have occurred just five times during the past 540 million years.

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2010-12-17 09:52:36

Discoveries spanning five continents and three oceans cap the United Nations' International Year of Biodiversity.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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