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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 …

Seafood Surprise: A Third of This Fish Species Faces Extinction | TakePart

By John R. Platt | April 2, 2015 Two years ago the unthinkable happened: Maine was forced to shut down its shrimp-fishing season after the population of the local species almost completely collapsed. Fishers lost work, and hungry consumers found themselves up a scampi without a crustacean. Could the same thing happen elsewhere? A worrying new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature suggests just that. The study finds that at least 28 percent of the world’s freshwater …

The industrial revolution of the oceans will imperil wildlife, says Stanford scientist

The industrial revolution of the oceans will imperil wildlife, says Stanford scientist In a new report, Steve Palumbi and colleagues show that the industrialization of the oceans mirrors the early stages of activities that have triggered mass extinctions on land. The arrival of European settlers disrupted the Labrador Duck’s habitat and led to its extinction. The last duck was seen in 1875 on Long Island. In a new study, scientists write that patterns of human activity that led to the …

Report outlines climate change threat to Alberta plants, animals

EDMONTON—Many of Alberta’s plants and animals will need to adapt to climate change or face extinction in the province, according to a new report. Funded by the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. (CCEMC), the report by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute found that “most” of the the 173 species examined will be forced to expand or change their ranges or face extinction as Alberta becomes drier and its temperatures rise. Drawing on earlier research that indicates …

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