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The Earth Nears Sixth Mass Extinction in First Such Event Caused by Human Activity

HeadlineMay 24, 2023

A new study warns the Earth is entering its sixth mass extinction due to the massive global loss of biodiversity triggered by human activity. The report, written by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, says that nearly half of the planet’s animal species are now in decline, but that unlike past mass extinctions, the present one has been entirely caused by humans.

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