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File photo of Sumatran rhinoceros, which are considered critically endangered by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). (credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Study: Humans Killing Off Species Faster Than They’re Created

Humans are killing off species faster than nature creates them, a new study finds.

09/09/2014

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived, say researchers. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: World On The Brink Of A ‘Sixth Great Extinction’

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived, say researchers.

05/29/2014

File photo of two vultures fighting over a carcass. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

‘Vulture Restaurant’ Open To Avian, Human Public

In an effort to stave off the dangers facing the vulture population in the United States, the Center for Birds of Prey has adopted the international practice of “vulture restaurants,” where the birds can dine on facility-provided animal carcasses and humans can watch.

09/17/2012

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