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  • De-Extinction

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    New York Times is an article that details the prospect of “de-extinction” and how scientists within the community have been forming arguments about how to best begin understanding what new technologies are capable of. “De-extinction” is the term given to the process by which scientists can bring back extinct animals, such as the wolly mammoth or the great auk, through genetic engineering. In order to ground the analysis of “de-extinction”, the author focuses particularly on the life of Ben Novak, a

  • Extinction On Dinosaurs

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    Theories of the Extinctions of the Dionsaurs: Dinosaurs became extincted 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, something so devastating that it altered the course of life on earth. It seems like it happened so sudden, as geologic time goes, that almost all the dinosaurs living on earth disappeared. So how did these dominant creatures just die off? Was it a slow extinction, or did it happen all of the sudden? These questions bring rise to many different

  • Animal Extinction

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    INTRODUCTION There were 5 mass extinctions in the past, with the latest one more known to man, the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction that caused the wiped out of the dinosaurs. Though the latest one happened 65 million years ago, something representing this phenomenon of mass extinction is underway in our era. While past mass extinctions were caused by natural forces, and asteroid, climate change and sea level’s changes were thought to be the culprit, this time the actor behind is not natural

  • De-Extinction Essay

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    Instead of changing things to better the future, learning from the past and moving forward people believe they can just fix the problems with technology. The film, From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to extinction, touches on the de-extinction movement. De-extinction is a controversial concept that seeks to recreate a previously extinct species by using remnants of that species’ DNA, which could potentially increase genetic variability of species. This method is being studied with

  • Major Causes of Extinction

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    Major Causes of Extinction Hotspots are areas that have rich diversity of species, but many species have become critically endangered because of devastating human activities. The loss of biodiversity in many hotspots was mainly because of habitat loss and fragmentation which in turn have occurred due to pollution, overexploitation of resources, deforestation, increased human population, and introduction of exotic species (Background paper on Himalayan ecology, 2010). For Himalaya, deforestation

  • The Ethics of De-Extinction

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    De-extinction is a process that has been experimented with for many years, but has never been completely successful. The ethics and consequences of this idea have been questioned but, de-extinction has the potential to be truly helpful to humans and the environment, and many of the scenarios that people think could happen, are actually impossible. To actually revive a species, there are certain conditions that must be met, and the terrible situations that people think could happen, are unable to

  • Essay On Species Extinction

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    numbers of species gone extinct. These extinctions are quite different from the rate of extinction, which occurs even when the diversity of life is increasing. Many species vanished from many ways of mass extinctions and today, almost of all species that have existed on Earth are extinct. Many species extinction risk studies require an accounting of both local and global threats. It is challenging to develop methods to make scientifically sound and unfailing extinction risk duties of species for which

  • Animal Extinction Essay

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    Throughout much of human history, human civilizations found food by the killing of animals whether it be mammals, reptiles, or amphibians. Humans have allowed the extinction of many animals by simply hunting them for food or hunting them for trade and commerce. Although humans play a vital role in the animal extinction process, they are not the sole contributor. Climate change affects the weather in terms of temperature or precipitation which in turn causes animal food sources to perish allowing

  • Extinction Of Endangered Species

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    Earth is facing its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Ever since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, we are currently experiencing the most awful epidemic of species die-offs. According to scientists, the loss of species approximate at 1,000 to 10,000, with literally dozens going extinct every day. Humans are the cause of the current catastrophe occurring today. Presently threatened species are at risk because of human activities. Nobody really has knowledge to how many species

  • Are Animals Being Hunted to Extinction?

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    Although many people think that animals are being hunted to extinction, without control of animal this could become overwhelming and cost a fortune. Many people kill animals for protection and clothing and these practices have been carried out for centuries. Many people think that hunting is inhumane and unessential, but animals are killed for a reason, whether it is over population in neighborhoods, protection of cattle, or money. Hunting animals helps control the population of certain species,