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How Humans are Driving the Sixth Mass Extinction

October 20, 2015

By Jeremy Hance | The Guardian | October 20, 2015 Periodically, in the vast spans of time that have preceded us, our planet’s living beings have been purged by planetary catastrophes so extreme they make your typical Ice Age look like the geological equivalent of a stroll in the park. Scientists count just five mass…

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Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

September 30, 2014

By Damien Carrington | The Guardian | September 30, 2014 The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research…

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Freshwater Fish Are Dying at Alarming Rates

November 1, 2012

By Carrie Madren | Scientific American | November 1, 2012 We may not miss the phantom shiner, the thicktail chub, the stumptooth minnow or the harelip sucker, but these freshwater fishes are among 39 species (3.2 percent of North America’s freshwater fish population) and 18 subspecies that have vanished from the continent’s waters over the past century.…

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