Scientists at Duke University say the world is on the brink of its sixth great extinction

Is the end near? Scientists at Duke University say the world is on the brink of its sixth great extinction, since certain species of plants and animals are now dying out at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans came into existence. The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, measured the theContinue reading “Scientists at Duke University say the world is on the brink of its sixth great extinction”

Is another mass extinction coming?

Earth’s creatures are on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, comparable to the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, concludes a new study that calculates that 3/4 of today’s animal species could vanish within 300 years. http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/03/are-we-in-the-middle-of-a-sixth-.html?ref=hp Species naturally come and go over long periods of time. But what sets a mass extinction apart isContinue reading “Is another mass extinction coming?”