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A Supernova Exploded Near Earth About 2.5 Million Years Ago, Possibly Causing An Extinction Event

A star’s spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of … [+] 1054 A.D. The remains of the explosion as seen by NASA’s Spitzer…

‘Real and imminent’ extinction risk to whales

A humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries have signed a letter calling for global action to protect…

The Battle To Save The World’s Rarest Species From Extinction Following Mauritius Oil Spill

The Mauritius Ornate Day Gecko on Ile aux Aigrettes, in Southeast Mauritius Mauritian Wildlife Foundation On Monday September 24, at a virtual meeting hosted by the UN Headquarters in New…

Sentinels of ocean acidification impacts survived Earth’s last mass extinction — ScienceDaily

Two groups of tiny, delicate marine organisms, sea butterflies and sea angels, were found to be surprisingly resilient — having survived dramatic global climate change and Earth’s most recent mass…

Sentinels of ocean acidification impacts survived Earth’s last mass extinction

Several species of planktonic gastropods, including five sea butterflies (shelled) and two sea angels (naked). Credit: Katja Peijnenburg, Erica Goetze, Deborah Wall-Palmer, Lisette Mekkes. Two groups of tiny, delicate marine…

Paleontologists find evidence of new mass extinction 233 million years ago

Sept. 16 (UPI) — Paleontologists have unearthed evidence of a new mass extinction that occurred during the Late Triassic, some 233 million years ago. The extinction event, which scientists dubbed…

A previously unknown mass extinction gave rise to dinosaurs, scientists say

But it was only one of the Big Five mass extinctions the planet has experienced since living organisms evolved 3.5 billion years ago, and wasn’t the worst. Now, scientists say…

Extinction Is Not Inevitable. These Species Were Saved.

The Przewalski’s horse is exceptional. It is the only horse species that has never been domesticated, and it also managed to very narrowly escape a brush with extinction. By 1969,…

Study of ancient rocks suggests oxygen depletion in oceans led to end-Triassic mass extinction

Simplified paleogeographical map for Triassic-Jurassic transition showing localities for all three studied sections. Credit: Science Advances (2020). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb6704 A team of researchers from the U.K., China, and Italy has…