Extinction

Bear in the wilderness
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Up to a third of the nation's wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report. In "Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis," National Wildlife Federation research shows more than 150 species are already extinct, and 500 more haven't been sighted in decades. 

Oceans Spared From Man-Made Extinction, For Now

Apr 3, 2017
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There is not a lot of feel-good news to be found in the ecological sciences. Scientists did just discover a new population of canids in New Guinea thought to be extinct, but too often the stories sound more like this statement from Douglas McCauley, an assistant professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

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Humans may be the best "space invaders" on the planet. We cut down forests, build roadways, produce crops, and mine for minerals. These activities result in habitat loss for plants, animals, and other organisms and also pose a threat to biodiversity.