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This time, we’re the asteroid.
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Rodolfo Dirzo et al. “Defaunation in the Anthropocene” http://bit.ly/1H7JQdw
Stuart Pimm et al. “Biodiversity of Species and Their Rates of Extinction” http://bit.ly/1A5UZJM

Get to know an endangered species: http://discover.iucnredlist.org/

Half of world’s wildlife has died off in past 40 years: http://bit.ly/1BHl8jR

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