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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On December 10, 2019
Just in case you were wondering how much the extinctions of the past few hundred years are caused by humans, the answer is nearly all of them. Not so long ago, the northern seas were full of great auks. Every summer, millions of the two-toned, goose-sized birds would gather at different breeding grounds across the […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On September 23, 2019
Ever since the giant dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers were constructed in the mid-20th century, people have known that they destroy salmon runs. The 4 huge dams on the lower Snake are particularly awful and unnecessary. But because the people in Lewiston are really proud of their stupid worthless port and because for […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On February 27, 2018
Just continuing to document the horrible ways that humans have decimated the planet. The dwindling North Atlantic right whale population is on track to finish its breeding season without any new births, prompting experts to warn again that without human intervention, the species will face extinction. Scientists observing the whale community off the US east […]
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Passenger Pigeon

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On December 17, 2017
One of the most important and horrible stories of environmental degradation in the United States is the rapid decline of the passenger pigeon from perhaps the most common bird in North America to complete extinction in less than a century. We know why it happened–massive overhunting combined with the rapid loss of habitat as the […]
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