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extinction Archives - State of the Planet
The Endangered Species Act is under attack. If we don’t protect endangered species, their extinction will impact our food, water, environment and health.
A new initiative of the Smithsonian Institution is building a frozen library cataloging snippets of plant tissue from every species on the planet.
Here, mankind and death coincide,
But everyone’s still mystified …
Because of climate change, spring, summer, fall and winter in the temperate zones are all arriving on average 1.7 days earlier than they ever have before. The changing climate with its more extreme weather is affecting many plant and animal species, disturbing their habitat and disrupting ecosystem functioning. How will plants and animals deal with these challenges?
Captive breeding and species protection are helping the panda recover, but fewer than two thousand still remain.