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Species die-off and the path to extinction: latest report

What's happening and why around the world

..."mass die-offs of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates are growing increasingly frequent and severe, hiking at a rate of approximately one major mortality event per year over the past seven decades.
"Incidents like these are often mysteries to be unraveled, with scientists sorting through various explanations—hunger, habitat loss, disease, disorientation—for the mass deaths," Sarah Kaplan wrote at the Washington Post on Wednesday. "But in a swath of recent cases, many of the die-offs boil down to a common problem: the animals' environments are changing, and they’re struggling to keep up." 
see the article at Common Dreams for more...
(die-offs, extinctions and the struggle to survive for animals and humans are an underlying theme in my novel Flight of the Goose)
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