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What the animal world would look like if humans never existed

… different if humans had not influenced the distribution of any species within the last 130,000 years and I started estimating this by generating attempts of so–called present-natural distributions of all mammalian species, meaning where they potentially could have been today.” According to the study, rhinos and elephants would thrive alongside bears and Eurasian elk in Europe, while American lions and camels (among other things) would be prowling around North America. To continue reading …

We’re re-engineering the entire biosphere | News24

… the energy that’s continuously being manufactured by living things, as well as vast quantities of energy produced in the past which are now stored in fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas). 3. By manipulating evolution By domesticating and breeding a small variety of plants and animals, genetic engineering, large-scale mono-cultural farming, industrialised overfishing and pushing wild species towards extinction through the destruction of natural habitats, we have increasingly become a main …

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

… published his 2008 book “Where the Wild things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators,” he was interviewed as part of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Conservation Action Series. Stolzenburg said, “Science has changed dramatically. There has been a groundswell of studies showing that top (natural) predators have disproportionate power.” That is a positive power cascading to create healthy intact life support systems. Human trophy …

Identification, Please – The New York Times

… their descriptions to the drab living specimens I found on the walls of the porch on cool summer mornings. The process of working out what things were often felt like trying to solve a recalcitrant crossword puzzle, particularly when it involved learning technical terms like scopulae andthalli. The more animals and plants I learned, the larger, more complicated and more familiar the world around me became. To continue reading this article, please click on this link:   Source: …

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