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Earth is undergoing a 6th mass extinction event   Science & Tech

Started Feb-12 by DigYourGig; 36 views.
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Feb-12

  • Roughly 40% of the world's insect species are in decline, a new study said.
  • The die-offs are happening primarily because insects are losing their habitats to farming and urbanization. The use of pesticides and fertilizers is also to blame, as is climate change.
  • The study's authors said the repercussions of this loss of Earth's insects could be catastrophic.
  • The rapid shrinking of insect populations is also a sign that the planet is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

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