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The secrets of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk – nearly 500 species discovered 

… similarity between species of deep-water fauna in the southeastern part of the Kuril Basin and that of the adjacent Pacific Ocean. “This is amazing because Pacific Ocean fauna is ancient, evolving in the course of millions of years,” explained Malyutina. “The Far Eastern deep-water basins are relatively young and have a complex geological history, with periods of glaciation and complete isolation.” Research was made at a depth of 3,500-6,000 meters, where there is no …

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 …

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Are humans, along with vanishing top predators, ‘the walking dead’? : Ct

By Patricia Randolph | July 5, 2015 “If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years to recover and our species itself would likely disappear early on.” ~ Gerardo Ceballos, lead author researching a new stage of mass extinction We humans may exit our devastated planet early on. Maybe there is more at stake in the recreational killing of our wildlife than just murderous trophy carnage. It seems that wildlife and nature are not just an afterthought. Human extinction is in …

Why eco-socialism is the only option | Green Left Weekly

… earth’s surface, atmosphere and water. Already, climate change is creating absolute disaster for much of the world. Rising seas, increases in the number of droughts, fires and floods, and increased severity of hurricanes, tornados and storms are causing millions of people to face displacement. Yet these effects are largely the result of emissions made decades ago. Emissions continue to rise. Their consequences defy imagination. It should be obvious that capitalism cannot, and will not, act …