World on the brink of another great extinction

June 1, 2014 1:52 AM

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A recent study has found that plant and animal species are going extinct at least 1,000 faster than they did before the arrival or humans, and the researchers have warned that earth could be on the brink of another great extinction.

When biologist Stuart Pimm and his colleagues at Duke University compared past and present rates of extinction, they discovered that species are becoming extinct at a rate 10x higher than previously thought.

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