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Earth’s sixth great extinction has begun, a new analysis finds | MinnPost

… lay credible claim to departing from past forecasts in a conservative direction. Still, their work concludes that vertebrate species – selected as the focus for this analysis because the data are better here than for other branches on the tree of life – have been disappearing since 1900 at an average pace more than 100 times faster than the normal or “background” rates of Earth’s history. Put another way, species losses among different groups of vertebrates over the last 114 years …

Even small amount of warming causes dramatic changes in ocean biodiversity

… 20,000 years ago. The third was from 1960 to 2013, when man-made global warming cranked into high gear. The scientists then compared these patterns to warming projections for 2100, which vary according to greenhouse gas emission levels. Under the most optimistic forecast, assuming average warming of about 1 C, there would be only minor changes in biodiversity by 2100, the team found. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Even small amount of warming causes …

Thorny frog and dementor wasp among new species discovered in Mekong | Environment | The Guardian

… feathered coral whose nearest relatives are found in Africa and four moths named after Thai princesses. A total of 139 new species were identified in the region in 2014, including a new mammal – a long-toothed pipistrelle bat – as well as 90 plants, 23 reptiles, 16 amphibians and nine fish found by scientists. It brings the total number of species found in the Greater Mekong, which covers Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam, between 1997 and 2014 to 2,216 or an average of …

Nebraska zoos integral to global conservation efforts | netnebraska.org

By Ryan Robertson, Producer/Reporter, NET News | May 22, 2015 It’s believed there are more than eight and a half million species of life on earth. On average, around 200 of those go extinct every 24 hours. Scientists from two Nebraska zoos say that loss of life is unacceptable. While on a field trip from school, about a dozen first grade students gathered around the Matschie’s tree kangaroo exhibit at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. It was feeding time for Milla and her joey, Collins. The …