Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

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Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis We humans are exterminating animal and plant species so quickly that nature’s built-in defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. An Aarhus-led research team calculated that if current conservation efforts are not improved,…

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Geologists uncover new clues about largest mass extinction ever

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Geologists uncover new clues about largest mass extinction ever A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinction in the history of earth, known as the End-Permian Extinction. Continue reading . . . https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News…

Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus

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Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus, New archaeological research has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were ‘lazy’. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment News…

What’s on TV: ‘No Man’s Sky,’ ‘Extinction’ and ‘Ready Player One’

What’s on TV: ‘No Man’s Sky,’ ‘Extinction’ and ‘Ready Player One’

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What’s on TV: ‘No Man’s Sky,’ ‘Extinction’ and ‘Ready Player One’ , Discovery has its annual Shark Week event again, and from what I can see, at least there are no alien shark documentaries on the list this year. Meanwhile Netflix is…

Australia has a new venomous snake — And it may already be threatened

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Australia has a new venomous snake — And it may already be threatened, The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to mining….

Blockbuster is one store away from extinction in the US

Blockbuster is one store away from extinction in the US

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Blockbuster is one store away from extinction in the US, Although it’s well known that there aren’t many Blockbuster stores left open, the announced closure of Alaska’s remaining two outlets is a deathblow. Kevin Daymude, the General Manager of Blockbuster Alaska confirmed…

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s resurrected sci-fi thriller ‘Extinction’

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s resurrected sci-fi thriller ‘Extinction’

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Watch the trailer for Netflix’s resurrected sci-fi thriller ‘Extinction’ , Netflix has just dropped the trailer for its science-fiction thriller Extinction, in which a man’s nightmares of losing his family morph into a reality as alien invaders try to wipe out humanity….

New study questions when the brown bear became extinct in Britain

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New study questions when the brown bear became extinct in Britain, New research provides insights into the extinction of Britain’s largest native carnivore. The study is the first of its kind to collate and evaluate the evidence for the brown bear in…

Climate change linked to potential population decline in bees

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Climate change linked to potential population decline in bees, A new study has found that climate change may drive local extinction of mason bees in Arizona and other naturally warm climates. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment…

What caused the mass extinction of Earth’s first animals?

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What caused the mass extinction of Earth’s first animals? , Fossil records tell us that the first macroscopic animals appeared on Earth about 575 million years ago. Twenty-four million years later, the diversity of animals began to mysteriously decline, leading to Earth’s…

New gibbon genus discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

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New gibbon genus discovered in ancient Chinese tomb, Bones of an entirely new but already extinct genus of gibbon have been discovered in China, revealing the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top…

British mammals’ fight for survival

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British mammals’ fight for survival , Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to a recent comprehensive review of their populations. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment News —…

Widespread ocean anoxia was cause for past mass extinction

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Widespread ocean anoxia was cause for past mass extinction, , For decades, scientists have conducted research centered around the five major mass extinctions that have shaped the world we live in. The extinctions date back more than 450 million years with the…

Giant Chinese salamander is at least five distinct species, all heading toward extinction

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Giant Chinese salamander is at least five distinct species, all heading toward extinction, , With individuals weighing in at more than 140 pounds, the critically endangered Chinese giant salamander is well known as the world’s largest amphibian. But researchers now find that…

Studying oxygen, scientists discover clues to recovery from mass extinction

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Studying oxygen, scientists discover clues to recovery from mass extinction, , A research team is helping to understand why the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event happened and why it took life so long to recover. , Continue reading . . . , ,…