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December 7, 2014
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Extinctions during human era worse than thought

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s … Continue reading

September 23, 2011
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What’s so Unique About the Tropics?

“Less than we thought,” researchers say in a new study providing insights into the distribution of biodiversity across the globe. The temperate forests of Canada or Northern Europe may have much more in common with the tropical rainforests of Southeast … Continue reading

March 22, 2011
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Think Globally, but Act Locally When Studying Plants, Animals, Global Warming, Researchers Advise

AUSTIN, Texas — Global warming is clearly affecting plants and animals, but we should not try to tease apart the specific contribution of greenhouse gas driven climate change to extinctions or declines of species at local scales, biologists from The … Continue reading

December 13, 2010
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Ice-Age Reptile Extinctions Provide a Glimpse of Likely Responses to Human-Caused Climate Change

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A wave of reptile extinctions on the Greek islands over the past 15,000 years may offer a preview of the way plants and animals will respond as the world rapidly warms due to human-caused climate change, … Continue reading