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Snow Leopards might face extinction due to climate change and other factors

By Raymond Valledor | October 26, 2015 Climate change is now another problem for a particular species of this planet and if left unsolved it might lead to the extinction of the snow leopard. The snow leopard has experienced a decline in number due largely to poaching but according to the World Wildlife Fund climate change is now also a factor in its demise. So far there are around 4,000 of these large cats left in the high mountains of Central Asia but WWF said that among them there are only …

Megalodon shark tooth discovered in Croatia

… today’s great white sharks. They likely feasted on cetaceans and large whales. Fossilised remains have been found across the world, with specimens excavated from many parts of Europe, Africa, north and South America and Asia. There are several theories as to why megalodons went extinct. Ocean cooling may have affected the species, which preferred to live in warmer waters. A declining food supply is also suggested to be a main culprit in their demise. To continue reading this article, …

The role of species competition in biodiversity

… the ultimate demise of two extinct canid subfamilies. They theorize that the competitive processes driving these extinctions are more prevalent in species diversification than previously believed. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The North American fossil record provides abundant evidence for the evolutionary history of the dog family Canidae and of other major carnivores. The researchers analyzed around 1,500 fossil occurrences for 120 canid species …

We’re re-engineering the entire biosphere | News24

Andreas Wilson-Späth | July 6, 2015 An alien geologist visiting earth millions of years from today, after the demise of the human species, will identify among the planet’s rock strata distinct layers bearing the petrified evidence of our doings during our brief presence here. That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind the Anthropocene Epoch, the proposed new geological period we’re busy living through. Researchers distinguish between two main phases in the evolution of the …

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