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Prelude to global extinction

2017-07-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE:ÂTropical forest logging has contributed to population declines in many animals, including the Bornean gibbon, known for its whooping call. Credit: Gerardo Ceballos No bells tolled when the last Catarina pupfish on Earth died. Newspapers didn't carry…

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Fern fossil data clarifies origination and extinction of species

2017-07-06 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE: Tree ferns still occupy the tropical moist forests in Australia, even though they shared their 'golden age' with dinosaurs.  Credit: Samuli Lehtonen Throughout the history of life, new groups of species have flourished at the expense of ear…

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Size not important for fish in the largest mass extinction of all time

2017-06-30 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE: Fishes in Triassic seas of China 8 million years after the extinction crisis. v Credit: Brian Choo  Understanding modern biodiversity and extinction threats is important. It is commonly assum…

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Patagonian fossil leaves reveal rapid recovery from dinosaur extinction event

2016-11-07 13:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] Ancient feeding marks from hungry insects in South American leaf fossils are shedding new light on the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. Scientists analyzed insect feeding damage to thousands of leaf fossils from Patagonia, Argentina, over the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, and found evidence that ecosystems there recovered twice as fast as in the United States. The findings, published today (Nov. 7) in the new journal Nature Ecology & …

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Orangutans Are Now One Step Closer To Extinction

2016-07-08 23:02:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Huffington Post: Both species of orangutan are critically endangered. Conservationists have been warning of this moment for years. Orangutans ? one of the planet's most intelligent animals ? are officially headed for extinction. The Bornean orangutan is now critically endangered, according to a species assessment published this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The animal's Sumatran cousin, the other species of orangutan, was already listed as critically endangered ? meaning all orangutans...

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