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Sunday, June 28, 2015

The sixth period of mass Extinction on Earth has begun

The sixth period of mass extinction on Earth has been going on, according to a study of three leading universities in the US, warned that humans may be the first affected.
Pollution from coal-burning power plants like these and other sources is among the reasons cited for the onset of a sixth mass extinction period on Earth, according to a new study. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GkvEuD)
The studies conducted by researchers at Stanford University, Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley show that in the last century, when more than 400 vertebrate disappeared, extinction rates at least 114 times higher than the normal level.

The findings, published by the Science Advances journal, similar to the one in the report by researchers from Duke University last year. Recent studies mention climate change, pollution and deforestation are among the factors that trigger mass extinction today.

The last mass extinction wiped out the dinosaurs at 65 million years ago, that believed happen when a huge meteor hit the Earth. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VOA NEWS]
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