Global warming to push some species into extinction

...every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.It won't...climate change or Europe where the extinction rate is nearly as small. But...that forecasted heat-caused extinction rate soars to 23 percent, according...

Sun's gamma ray burst might have triggered ancient mass extinction

ATLANTA -- The second-largest extinction in the Earth's history, the killing...to what is known as the Ordovician extinction, the second most severe of the planet's five great periods of extinction. "The prevailing theory for that...

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Global extinction theory supported by survey of British wildlife

...natural world into the Earth's sixth big extinction event and the future may see more and...world is approaching the sixth major extinction event in its history." Thomas said...getting toward the level of a major extinction." Scott Miller, a biologist with...

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Humor balances gloom in 'Extinction Level Event'

At the beginning of Busta Rhymes' Extinction Level Event -- The Final World Front...in a nutshell, defines the appeal of Extinction Level Event. Even though it's full...beats. As with his first two albums, Extinction Level Event is powered by lean, stutter-step...

Researchers find evidence meteorite caused extinction 250 million years ago

...and killed 90 percent of all life, an extinction even more severe than the meteorite...Permian-Triassic event, the greatest extinction in the planet's history, may have...the start of the Permian-Triassic extinction. Analysis shows the fragments have...

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Disease may have caused extinction

ATHENS, Ga. - The wave of extinction that wiped out mammoths and other...MacPhee said. Similar waves of extinction followed when the first people...New World. "These (waves of extinction) closely match the spread of humans...

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Scientists race to prevent ash tree's extinction

...Iowa -- Mark Widrlechner is out to save a species from extinction. It's the native ash tree, and although it provides...This one to me looks like it's much more likely to lead to extinction if we don't do anything about it," predicted Widrlechner...

Studies find human hunters drove many large animals to extinction

...and an appetite for meat, ancient human hunters drove to extinction most of the large animals in Australia and the Americas...www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/larson/LP-extinction.html Science journal: http://www.eurekalert.org

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Chair faces extinction nationwide

...technological marvel that would carry out executions with painless decency. At the dawn of the 21st century, the same device faces extinction, viewed by many as brutal, barbaric and torturous. With this month's Georgia Supreme Court decision effectively banning...

'Big Three' heading toward extinction

DETROIT -- The Big Three is a phrase, and a concept, nearing extinction. Now that Chrysler Corp. is merging with Germany's Daimler-Benz, there's not much reason to talk of an American and a...