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Flightless bird species were more diverse, common before human-driven extinctions
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Flightless bird species were more diverse, common before human-driven extinctions

Most islands on Earth had flightless birds on them before humans emerged as the dominant species.

We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago
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We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago

Before 1833, at least seven million fur seals were killed in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.

How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories
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How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories

Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge then shifts to proving whether it has disappeared forever or just disappeared from sight

David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves
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David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves

At the start of the Extinction: The Facts documentary, Attenborough said, "We are facing a crisis and one that has consequences for us all."

Giant tortoises who helped save their species from the brink of extinction, released on Galapagos Islands
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Giant tortoises who helped save their species from the brink of extinction, released on Galapagos Islands

One of the newly freed tortoises is Diego, estimated to be around 100 years old is renowned for his fertility and fathered some 800 offspring.

Asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit Earth at 60 degrees, maximising the amount of climate-changing gases that entered the atmosphere
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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit Earth at 60 degrees, maximising the amount of climate-changing gases that entered the atmosphere

It released sulphur in the air and started a “nuclear winter” that not only wiped out dinosaurs but caused 75 percent of life on Earth to go extinct.

Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago
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Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago

This mass extinction is termed as the Adamanian-Revueltian turnover, which saw a “decline in diversity among crocodylian-line archosaurs and the extinction of several taxa”.

Earth Day: Wildlife are exposed to more pollution than we had previously thought
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Earth Day: Wildlife are exposed to more pollution than we had previously thought

Air, water, land and wildlife are tainted with thousands of chemicals, it's no surprise that this isn’t considered a threat as it should be.

Climate change could trigger catastrophic loss of wildlife around the world over the coming decades
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Climate change could trigger catastrophic loss of wildlife around the world over the coming decades

The study looked at the impact of rising temperatures, human activities like pollution and habit destruction and its effects on different species.

Were other humans the first victims of the sixth mass extinction?
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Were other humans the first victims of the sixth mass extinction?

The spread of modern humans out of Africa has caused a sixth mass extinction, an event that has last more than 40,000-years.

Oxford Dictionary declares 'climate emergency' as Word of the Year for 2019
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Oxford Dictionary declares 'climate emergency' as Word of the Year for 2019

The word was selected from a list of 10 other words and is thought to reflect the ethos and mood of the passing year

Mystery solved: Fate of life on Earth, acidic oceans are decided by the planet's carbon cycle
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Mystery solved: Fate of life on Earth, acidic oceans are decided by the planet's carbon cycle

Combustion of fossil fuels, destruction of the forests, could be building up to colossal extinctions.

Calamity in the Asteroid Belt triggered an Ice Age, shaped life in oceans 466 mn years ago: Study
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Calamity in the Asteroid Belt triggered an Ice Age, shaped life in oceans 466 mn years ago: Study

Dust from a gigantic collision in the main asteroid belt 400 million years ago triggered an ice age on Earth.

Earth saw its sixth mass extinction 260 million years ago, new research proposes
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Earth saw its sixth mass extinction 260 million years ago, new research proposes

The end-Guadalupian event was previously underestimated to be a minor event, however, that has changed.

Researchers find the reason behind mass extinction on Earth 420 million years ago
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Researchers find the reason behind mass extinction on Earth 420 million years ago

This event is considered as one of the ten most dramatic extinctions in Earth's history.

Climate change and deforestation is increasing the risk of extinction of wildlife
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Climate change and deforestation is increasing the risk of extinction of wildlife

A tropical forest five times the size of England, some 600,000 square kilometres, has been destroyed since 2014.

Mutarerium: Art exhibition in Mumbai decentres humans from ecological narrative, warns of imminent extinction
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Mutarerium: Art exhibition in Mumbai decentres humans from ecological narrative, warns of imminent extinction

Mumbai Art Room showcases Mutarerium, which focuses on decentering the human from the broad ecological narrative, warns against human extinction and calls for protecting the environment.

Fossils of dinosaurs that lived in a dessert have been unearth in Brazil
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Fossils of dinosaurs that lived in a dessert have been unearth in Brazil

The Vespersaurus lived 90 million years ago and is in the same family as the Velociraptor.

Tasmanian devils have evolved to cure the cancer that was killing their population
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Tasmanian devils have evolved to cure the cancer that was killing their population

Adapting to diseases take place on evolutionary scales but the Devils have adapted in a span of 6-8 generations.

Chimpanzees are being forced to live in forest 'ghettos' because of human expansion
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Chimpanzees are being forced to live in forest 'ghettos' because of human expansion

The chimps' main threat is habitat loss & Africa's 1.2 billion human population is expected to double by mid-century.