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ECO EVOLUTION TODAY - curated by Al Cannistra. A brief look into ecological and evolutionary dynamics, often the subject of opinionated debate. #SanAntonioONE    #ECOEvolutionToday   #AlCannistra
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Animals That May Be Extinct After the Australia Wildfires

Animals That May Be Extinct After the Australia Wildfires | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Things were already looking grim for countless species on our planet. As the Center for Biological Diversity and other science-backed organizations have been pointing out for the last several years, Earth is undergoing the sixth mass extinction since life forms began developing on it an estimated 3.8 billion years ago, with 1,000 species now disappearing per year. But the latest spate of Australian bushfires, which as of this writing had consumed 15.6 million acres, according to the BBC, have significantly upped that ante. Some already-endangered animals are potentially gone forever and at risk of joining these 14 animals that have gone extinct over the past 100 years.
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"The sixth mass extinction" - devastating and perhaps the most difficult post we have ever shared.....

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‘Unlucky’ dinosaurs: no extinction if asteroid had hit almost any other part of Earth

‘Unlucky’ dinosaurs: no extinction if asteroid had hit almost any other part of Earth | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Only 13% of the Earth’s surface harboured rich enough hydrocarbon deposits to cause a mass extinction following an impact, research reveals
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OH LORDY - if this is true, then today instead of pet dogs or cats, we might have what Fred and Wilma had....   Dino!

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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change
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this could have been - and could be - a disaster for the human race...

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'Popular' animals face higher risk of extinction

'Popular' animals face higher risk of extinction | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
When people see animals everywhere in pop culture, they assume they're everywhere in real life.
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do you think their demise should be prevented?

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6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction

6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
At least five similar die-offs have happened before, but this is the first in human history — and the first with human help.
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is the end inevitable? 

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Eight animals that may not survive 2016

Eight animals that may not survive 2016 | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
"These animals might be as common as dinosaurs soon."
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a tragedy that could be prevented

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