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Here's More Proof Earth Is in Its 6th Mass Extinction
by Laura Geggel, Staff Writer| livescience.com | June 19, 2015 02:10pm ET
Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.
Over the last century, species of vertebrates are dying out up to 114 times faster than they would have without human activity, said the researchers, who used the most conservative estimates to assess extinction rates. That means the number of species that went extinct in the past 100 years would have taken 11,400 years to go extinct under natural extinction rates, the researchers said.
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