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The sixth extinction

There is a holocaust happening. Right now ... there hope? Yes. Because in every place I visited to witness the sixth extinction unfold, I met brave and selfless conservationists, biologists and wildli... read more

Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?

These events are known as the Big Five mass extinctions, and all signs suggest we are now on the precipice of a sixth ... of recovery from a major extinction event, if not in the midst of one. Yes. If ... read more

We have 20 years -- at the very most -- to prevent mass extinction

A mass ... sixth extinction from becoming an inevitability. If we do nothing, expect three-quarters of species to disappear over the next century or two. In other words, what we do (or don't do) right ... read more

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Extinction: a matter of life and death?

Some say that we have entered the sixth mass extinction, which could mean scores of species ... right now and the scientific consensus seems to suggest that, but most of us aren't immediately aware of ... read more


The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert Talks Climate Change And The Sixth Extinction

Her engrossing new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History ... However it happened, the effects echo what is happening now. Yes, exactly. You release a lot of carbon into the air and there ar... read more

Meet the Lazarus creatures – six species we thought were extinct, but aren’t

There have been five mass extinction events ... we are currently experiencing a sixth. This time, however, the extinctions are happening at a much faster rate – and they are mainly due to us. Unfortun... read more

Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo

But that is happening ... of freshwater species — doesn't Lake Michigan look splendid? — by a hard-to-fathom (sorry) 76 percent. In succeeding weeks, biologists have mused about whether Earth is edgin... read more

The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing In Earth's History

The sixth mass extinction—the one that seven billion ... which compared marine fossil records from Earth’s five previous mass extinction events to what’s happening in the oceans right now. “There is n... read more

Sixth mass extinction is here, researcher declares

Ehrlich and his co-authors call for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat, but warn that the window of opportunity is rapidly closing. "[The study] shows without any sign... read more

Species extinction is now happening at 1,000 times its normal speed

But what about species of which of which we are less fond — or perhaps ... Putting aside disaster movie-level ecosystem collapse as a result of ongoing mass extinction, the frog’s intrinsic value is a ... read more

The Search for Missing Frogs Brings Some Species Back From the Dead

The search for lost amphibians was on, and researchers hoped to rediscover frog, toad, and salamander species that hadn ... re at the forefront of this sixth mass extinction, driven by us. The changes ... read more

The Heat Of The Moment

Well, it is actually happening and it will happen on our watch if we don't take action right now. People that have the science ... Their chemistry will become hostile for life. That is a mass extincti... read more

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