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.

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.

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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