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Sixth Mass Extinction Accelerating, Study of Land Animals Finds

“Based on our research and what we’re seeing, the extinction crisis is so bad that whatever we do in the next 10 to 50 years is what will define the future of humanity,” Sixth Mass Extinction Accelerating, Study of Land Animals Finds  Olivia Rosane for Ecowatch The Sumatran rhino is one of 515 endangered species …

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With Fewer than 2,000 Butterflies Counted So Far, Western Monarch Takes an Astonishing Step Closer to Extinction

Ag groups sued to stop protection…”The monarch isn’t alone in its decline, and Forister said several other California butterfly species are in an even more perilous spot. Between pesticides and rapidly warming temperatures, it’s just been a bad decade for butterflies, with even common species like cabbage whites suffering massive declines.” With Fewer than 2,000 …

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Mother Nature is fighting back: Australian Plant Species Face ‘Imminent Extinction’ From Invasive Pathogen

“We’ve tried to change the climate of the planet,” Fensham says. “We’ve poisoned our oceans with all these things. And maybe the most critical threat to humanity is just this tiny little organism.” Australian Plant Species Face ‘Imminent Extinction’ From Invasive Pathogen By John R. Platt, Scientific American 06 July 20   The once-common native …

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Center for Biological Diversity: Help for Last Vaquitas: Seafood Import Ban Expanded

“It is estimated that just 10 vaquita remain alive on earth, down from an estimated 19 individuals in August 2019, and from around 560 animals in the 1990s. The population has been decimated by entanglements in gillnets set to catch shrimp and totoaba, another endangered species.” Help for Last Vaquitas: Seafood Import Ban Expanded In …

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Bumblebees’ decline points to mass extinction – study

“This work also holds out hope by implying ways that we might take the sting out of climate change for these and other organisms by maintaining habitats that offer shelter, like trees, shrubs or slopes, that could let bumblebees get out of the heat. “Ultimately, we must address climate change itself and every action we …

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Trump Administration Plan Allows Delta Water Managers to Kill Off Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

“But instead of rewriting their proposed changes to water management operations, the Trump Administration replaced the naysayer staff scientists with a new team, who revised the documents into more favorable reviews — a stunning case of science flayed by politics.” Water. Salmon. Agriculture. Extinction? You may have missed this recent article in the local news. …

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