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North American birds are threatened with extinction, according to a report

Orioles, eagles, wood grouse and seagulls are among the 389 species of birds – 64% of the 604 species that are analyzed on this continent – which, according to the study, are highly or moderately susceptible to climate change. The existential threat to birds also affects humanity. As canaries in the Industrial Age warned of invisible death, birds of every …

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How a small English town brought the uprising to extinction – Protests around the world: NPR

Extinction Rebellion activists demonstrate on Monday at Lambeth Bridge in central London. The group is planning protests in Europe, North America and Australia over the next two weeks. Isabel Infantes / AFP / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Isabel Infantes / AFP / Getty Images Extinction Rebellion activists demonstrate on Monday at Lambeth Bridge in central London. The group …

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End of the World: Neil deGrasse Tyson unveils the secret to survive the next extinction science | news

Most biologists agree that there have been five mass extinction events in history, the most common of which occurred 66 million years ago, when the dinosaurs were extinguished by an asteroid. However, the event was nowhere near as brutal as the Ordovician-Silurian extinction, in which more than 443 million years ago between 50 and 60 percent of marine life was …

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"An Experiment of Nature" – Fossil fish gives new insights into evolution after a mass extinction

One of the three fossils of Lessiniabatis Aenigmatica (MNHN F.Bol.566) obtained from the famous fossil site of Monte Bolca (Italy) as part and counterpart. The copy is in the Museum National d & # 39; Histoire Naturelle of Paris. Photo credits: © Giuseppe Marramà An international team of researchers headed by Giuseppe Marramà from the Institute of Paleontology at the …

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New research supports the hypothesis that asteroids have contributed to mass extinction

A world map showing where similar platinum peaks were discovered in the world. The latest discovery is located at Wonderkrater in the South African province of Limpopo. Picture credits: Francis Thackeray / Wits University A team of scientists from South Africa has found evidence that in part supports the hypothesis that the Earth was hit by a meteorite or asteroid …

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In the case of a deadly asteroid, a volcanic apocalypse or a nuclear holocaust, fungi could save humanity from extinction

Raphael Manet controls the growth of oyster mushrooms while working in the "Bunker Comestible", the "Bunker", in Strasbourg, France, on 19 February 2018. The "Bunker Comestible" is an organic farm in a former gunpowder storage bunker used during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and now converted into a farm to grow organic mushrooms and seedlings in an urban environment. Vincent …

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Two billion years ago, up to 99 percent of Earth's life died in an event that was more catastrophic than the mass extinction of dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered a mass extinction that took place two billion years ago. Up to 99.5 percent of life on Earth disappeared. According to the researchers, the massive death left more of the planet's biosphere than 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet. Normally, massive dying events can be tracked from the …

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The lack of oxygen in the ancient oceans caused a considerable mass extinction

For years, scientists have struggled to link a mechanism to this mass extinction, one of the ten most dramatic ever recorded in Earth's history. Florida State University researchers have now confirmed that this event, which scientists call 'Lau / Kozlowskii extinction', was triggered by a too well-known culprit: a rapid and widespread lack of oxygen in the oceans. Credit: Stephen …

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