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Ocean Acidification

Jessica Parker
April 15, 2015
Filed under Darwin's Finches

There have been five mass extinctions over the course of life on earth. The largest one, known as the Great Dying, occurred at the end of the Permian period, 252 million years ago. Around 96 percent of earth's marine species, 70 percent of terrestrial vertebrates and 57 percent of all insect famil...

Rhino Poaching – No End in Sight

Rhino Poaching – No End in Sight

Jessica Parker
October 19, 2014
Filed under Darwin's Finches

Rhinos have been killed, their horns taken for aesthetic and pseudo-medicinal properties for thousands of years. Many different groups of people throughout history used rhino horn for different things. The Greeks thought that it purified water and the Persians thought that it could detect poisoned liquids....

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