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

6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A 2016 study also suggests this sixth mass extinction is killing off large ocean dwellers (like sharks, whales, giant clams, sea turtles and tuna) in disproportionately greater numbers than smaller animals. That's a reversal from past extinctions, when there was a slight connection between smaller size and going extinct.

And while previous extinctions were often linked to asteroids or volcanoes, this one is an inside job. It's caused mainly by one species — a mammal, ironically. The current crisis is the handiwork of humans, and we have a "unique propensity to cull the largest members of a population," the authors of the 2016 study write.
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going where no man has gone before is NOT a good thing here..

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How to share Earth with other animals

How to share Earth with other animals | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A renowned biologist wants us to set aside half the planet for wildlife, part of a growing effort to avert the first man-made mass extinction.
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the only animal capable of blowing it up is said to be the most intelligent animal...

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Huge near-Earth asteroid could be the end of us in about 400 years

Huge near-Earth asteroid could be the end of us in about 400 years | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is now recognized as the second largest space rock to threaten our planet.
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oh lordy - best to get the proper insurance coverage....

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