Disappearing species may leave no trace in the fossil record

Posted in Featured, Science on 18th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Now is unlike anything that's happened, not just in the numbers of species going extinct, but also in the way it's happening: Its being driven by one species.

Mass extinctions linked to comet and asteroid showers

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers.

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' says US study

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.

1 in 6 species could risk of extinction because of climate change

Posted in Featured, Science on 1st May, 2015
by Alex Muller

If carbon emissions continue on their current path, and temperatures rise by 4 degrees, 16% of animals and plants will be lost, according to a review.

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Featured, Science on 17th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along.