Declining biodiversity was tipping point for dinosaurs. May be for us too.
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Declining biodiversity was tipping point for dinosaurs. May be for us too.

Last week, a group of scientists announced that declining biodiversity may be tipping us toward Earth’s sixth mass extinction event. Coincidentally, another group of scientists reported evidence that a loss in biodiversity might have prevented the dinosaurs from surviving the last mass extinction event 65 million years ago. [read my article about it in Smithsonian … Continue reading

Plastishpere: A Hotbed for Vibrio, No Threat of Cholera
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Plastishpere: A Hotbed for Vibrio, No Threat of Cholera

Last year, scientists discovered that huge patches of garbage in the middle of the ocean were creating a completely new kind of ecosystem made primarily of microbes thriving on plastic. Of the 1,000 species of microbes the scientists found living on ocean plastic, one of the frequent inhabitants was vibrio. That specific bit of news … Continue reading