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Scuba divers in Bahamas find trove of extinct animal fossils and clues to a scientific mystery

… island of Abaco and, in many cases, become extinct altogether. A new report in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science describes the discovery, and the authors believe it has implications for one of the great mysteries in science — the wave of extinctions in the Americas at the end of the Pleistocene as the climate changed, and human beings arrived. It may also help us think about our present and future impact on an increasingly stressed biosphere. To continue reading this …

Earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life, scientist says — RT News

… published in Science – and human beings have already crossed four of them. Those nine include carbon dioxide concentrations, maintaining biodiversity at 90 percent, the use of nitrogen and phosphorous, maintaining 75 percent of original forests, aerosol emissions, stratospheric ozone depletion, ocean acidification, fresh water use and the dumping of pollutants. “The planet has been our best friend by buffering our actions and showing its resilience,” said Rockstrom. “But for the first …

How Turtles saved turtles – Ahmedabad Mirror

… cannot be over-emphasised, as turtle eggs are largely consumed by natural predators and human beings. Turtle went one step ahead. The company helped create conservation centres in UP, MP and Assam where critically endangered species could be preserved as ‘assurance stock’ that would prevent the species from going extinct, their offspring released into the wild to cover the declining number. In West Bengal, Turtle is engaged in one of its most challenging conservation initiatives. In …

Taiwanese fishermen may have found new human species

By Stephen Morgan, posted March 7th 2015 Fishermen in Taiwan may have found a new species of human beings after discovering a huge jawbone in their nets. Scientists are unable to match the fossil to any other humans known at the time. While fishing in the Penghu channel, 15 miles off the Taiwanese coast, local fishermen were surprised to uncover a jawbone with large teeth in their catch. They sold the bone to a local antiques dealer, who then passed it onto National Museum of Natural Science in …

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