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Saturday, December 14, 2019
16 indications we remain in the middle of a sixth mass termination

16 indications we remain in the middle of a sixth mass...

The phrase "mass extinction" typically conjures images of the asteroid crash that led to the twilight of the dinosaurs. Upon impact, that 6-mile-wide space rock caused a tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean, along with earthquakes and landslides up and down what is now the Americas. A heat pulse baked the Earth, and the Tyrannosaurus rex…
Assist! Sharks In Risk Of Termination In Australia.

Assist! Sharks In Risk Of Termination In Australia.

<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml="It shouldn't come as a surprise to tell you that sharks are in danger of extinction. In fact, according to the...
This Is The Very First Mammal That Environment Modification Has Actually Formally Driven To Termination

This Is The Very First Mammal That Environment Modification Has Actually...

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Bramble Cay melomys (Melomys rubicola). In 2016 declared extinct on Bramble Cay, where it had been endemic, and likely also globally extinct, with habitat loss due to climate change being the root cause.State of Queensland A tiny island rodent, the Bramble Cay melomy, is considered the first mammal…
Human beings Are Consuming The majority of Earth’s Largest Animals to Termination

Human beings Are Consuming The majority of Earth’s Largest Animals to...

Megafauna, like African elephants, are not doing so hot. Credit: Craig Morrison/Shutterstock It's hard to argue that the world is not made more interesting by singing whales the size of school buses, dinosaur-footed bird monsters that can leap clean over your head or slimy, cannibal salamanders that grow as large as crocodiles. Giant animals like…
We’re mistakenly driving this incredibly awful fish to termination

We’re mistakenly driving this incredibly awful fish to termination

The Atlantic wolffish (pictured above) is not an attractive beast. Its appearance is characterized by its large, fang-like teeth (where it earns its name), which are used to crush prey like crabs, lobsters and sea urchins. Its throat is also peppered with more serrated teeth. It may come as a surprise then to hear that…
A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Might Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Big Animals

A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Might Have Wiped Out the...

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae are extremely powerful events, and depending on how close they are to Earth, they could have consequences ranging from the cataclysmic to the inconsequential. But now, the scientists behind a new paper say they have specific evidence linking one or…
Super-Steamy Megalodon May Have Actually Been Too Hot to Prevent Termination

Super-Steamy Megalodon May Have Actually Been Too Hot to Prevent Termination

Why did the mega-shark megalodon die out? It could have been its hot metabolism, new research suggests. Credit: Shutterstock WASHINGTON — Why did the monster shark megalodon go extinct? New research has answers, and the shark's high body temperature may have played a part. Megalodon was a mega-shark, an enormous, prehistoric "Big Bad" that still…
How Rising Temperature Levels Suffocated 96 Percent of Sea Life in Earth’s Most significant Termination

How Rising Temperature Levels Suffocated 96 Percent of Sea Life in...

Diplocaulus salamandroides went extinct during the Permian. Credit: Sergey Krasovskiy/Stocktrek Images via Getty Images The end of the Permian period, around 252 million years ago, was a dire time for life on Earth. Scientists believe a series of violent volcanic eruptions occurred in what is today Siberia, pumping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane…
A Quick Increase in Temperature Level Led to the Worst Termination in our World’s History

A Quick Increase in Temperature Level Led to the Worst Termination...

Everyone knows about the extinction of the dinosaurs. A cataclysmic asteroid strike about 66 million years ago (mya) caused the Death of the Dinosaurs. But there’ve been several mass extinctions in the Earth’s history, and they didn’t involve killer asteroids. The worst extinction was caused by a rapid rise in temperature. Earth’s most severe extinction…
Research study exposes how 500 years of human exploitation has actually developed a harmful ‘termination vortex’ in among the world’s crucial forests

Research study exposes how 500 years of human exploitation has actually...

Centuries of human exploitation in Brazil's Atlantic Forest — one of the world's most important forests — has left it nearly empty, according to new research. More than half of the subtropical forest's local mammal species have been wiped out since Europeans colonized the region in the 16th century, according to the study published in…

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