U.N. Report Shows Around 1 Million Species Face Extinction - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on May 13, 2019

A recent study released by the United Nations estimates that about one million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, The Washington Post reports. Compiled with assistance of nearly 150 authors from 50 nations, the report contends that more life on the planet is closer to extinction than at any other point in human history. Though the study primarily underscores the staggering loss of insects and marine biology due to factors such as plastics, urban expansion and climate change, land mammals are also suffering, with even Bengal tigers facing an uncertain future