Friday, July 25, 2014

New Study Says Humans Are Putting Earth on the Verge of Next Great Extinction Event

A new study released Thursday says current extinction rates are challenging those of the massive extinction that killed the dinosaurs roughly 66 million years ago. Researchers say that factors such as climate change, habitat destruction, and displacement are man-made murderers of thousands of species of animals. Studies show that animals of all kinds from small invertebrates such as beetles and worms to pandas or tigers are disappearing between one hundred to a thousand times more quickly than they would if they were to die off naturally. Pacifica's Rosalie Atkinson has more.