Earth’s 6th Great Mass Extinction is happening right now

Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Harvard, considered by some as a world-leading authority on Biodiversity, estimates that approx. 30,000 species per year (in other words: three species per hour) are disappearing from our planet Earth.

A recent article at DailyGalaxy provides a more detailed analysis.

In his book “The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth” his common sense discourse urges for unity between science and religion to save living nature.

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There might be six giraffe species, rather than just one

A recent BBC News item referred to a report in BMC Biology featuring genetic evidence indicating that there may be at least six species of giraffe in Africa, rather than a single species classified into multiple subspecies.

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Behives might be abandoned because of Neonicotinoides

From an article in the St. Pete Times, published April 4, 2007:

“David Hackenberg and many of his fellow beekeepers think they know what is killing their bees: an increasingly prevalent class of insecticide called neonicotinoids that they suspect for the following reasons:

  • Neonicotinoids have been strictly limited in France since the 1990s, when they were implicated in a similar mass die-off.
  • The use of neonicotinoids has spread rapidly in recent years as the hives began collapsing.
  • Neonicotinoids are artificial forms of nicotine that act as neurotoxins to insects, entomologists say. That may account for worker bees neglecting to provide food for eggs and larvae, and for a breakdown of the bees’ navigational abilities.”

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