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Earth entering sixth extinction phase

Independent: The planet is entering a new period of extinction with top scientists warning that species all over the world are “essentially the walking dead” – including our own. The report, authored by scientists at Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley universities, found that vertebrates were vanishing at a rate 114 times faster than normal. In the damning report, published in the Science Advances journal, researchers note that the last similar event was 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs disappeared, most...