extinction





7/27/2015
Research shows Earth has entered into a sixth mass extinction.
5/11/2015
Language is born of experience -- so enrich your vocabulary! Go outside! Learn how to address "the sparkle of morning sunlight through hoar-frost." And don't let the world die in the dictionary.
6/28/2013
The speed of global warming imperils habitats and species alike.
12/27/2010
This posting discusses how deforestation increases global warming and ocean acidification. It also discusses the role of deforestation in triggering severe flooding,aquifer depletion, soil degradation and animal and plant extinction.
6/18/2010
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, a year in which nations agreed to meet benchmarks to prevent further biodiversity loss. However, species extinction and habitat depletion are still on the rise because of human activities. Tipping points are approaching several biodiversity hotspots, which would result in economic and ecological devastation. Nations plan to convene for further action in the coming months.
3/3/2009
A new study of salamanders in Central America shows dwindling populations — and two species have vanished. Find out why researchers suspect that climate change is the cause. 
6/30/2008
California condors are on the verge of extinction, and lead ammunition has something to do with it. But they're not the only animals being hurt. Based on recent studies, people that eat venison risk exposure to lead as well.




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