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'We Should Be Worried': Study Confirms Fear That Intense Ocean Acidification Portends Ecological Collapse
"We have been warned."
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'Completely Terrifying': Study Warns Carbon-Saturated Oceans Headed Toward Tipping Point That Could Unleash Mass Extinction Event
"Once we're over the threshold...you're dealing with how the Earth works, and it goes on its own ride."
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Think of it, to introduce an even broader term, as a wave of “biological annihilation” that includes possible species extinctions on a mass scale, but also massive species die-offs and various kinds of massacres. (Photo: Subhankar Banerjee, 2002) Views
Biological Annihilation: A Planet in Loss Mode
On the great vanishing happening before our eyes
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HEATWAVE: The Chicago Sun-Times front page from July 17, 1995. Views
Oppression is the Greatest Determinant of Deadly Heat
Climate change mitigation and adaptation requires sweeping progressive reforms
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Warning of Sixth Mass Extinction, Scientists Implore Global Action
"All signs point to ever more powerful assaults on biodiversity in the next two decades, painting a dismal picture of the future of life, including human life."
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Biologists Warn Half of All Species to Face Extinction by 2100, as GOP Pushes to Destroy Protections
Days after Republican lawmakers speechified about dismantling the Endangered Species Act, biologists ring alarm bells about global mass extinction
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On Brink of 'Sixth Great Extinction,' Humanity Must Conserve or Die
'We are sawing off the limb we are sitting on.'
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Humans Driving Planet's New Mass Extinction, Say Scientists
New study finds human-made climate change and habitat loss largely responsible for likely die-off of terrestrial species
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Photo: Chris O'Donoghue/cc/flickr Views
Bring Back the Monarchs!
Ten years ago, a grain farmer in Northeast Nebraska wrote me a letter: "I am concerned that the recent large use of Roundup Ready crops (which I use) and the subsequent widespread use of Roundup herbicide (which I also use), have led to the virtual elimination of milkweed in fields and crops," he...
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Not even counting Noah’s flood, Earth has “rebooted” a number of times through mass extinctions. But the next one we see may be our last. (Photo: Mykl Roventine / Flickr) Views
Earth: Game Over?
We're in the middle of a sixth mass extinction, and this will be the first one—and possibly the last—we will witness as human beings.
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