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Australia, New Zealand, and South America are among the hardest hit as rising temperatures could drive the extinction of one in six species worldwide.
If it worsens, acidification could threaten the whole of the marine biosphere, and, obviously, the land-dwelling creatures that depend on it too.
The tiny Ili Pika, an 8-inch long rabbit-relative, is one of the world's most endangered species with less than 1,000 animals believed to be left in its natural habitat.
Filmmakers, authors, and media have widely speculated about how human life on Earth will end. Now scientists have come up with the first serious assessment.
Approximately 11% of Australia's 273 native land mammal species have gone extinct in the past 200 years, and an additional 21% are threatened with extinction today.
South Africa, Africa
A record number of rhinos were killed last year in South Africa, a death toll that has scientists worried about the future of the species.
Belize, North America
Although the findings aren't the first to tie a drought to their demise, the new results strengthen the case that dry periods were indeed the culprit.
A new report suggests that a massive lava flow share the blame with an asteroid impact credited with killing the dinosaurs.
We have killed about 50 percent of the world's vertebrate wildlife in just the past 40 years.