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World's Biodiversity Becoming Extinct At Levels Rivaling Earth's Past "Mass Extinctions"

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August 4, 1999
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XVI International Botanical Congress
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A compilation of the latest data on extinction rates of plant and animal life around the world reports that humanity's impact on the earth has increased extinction rates to levels rivaling the five mass extinctions of past geologic history.

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XVI International Botanical Congress. "World's Biodiversity Becoming Extinct At Levels Rivaling Earth's Past "Mass Extinctions"." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 August 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990804073106.htm>.
XVI International Botanical Congress. (1999, August 4). World's Biodiversity Becoming Extinct At Levels Rivaling Earth's Past "Mass Extinctions". ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990804073106.htm
XVI International Botanical Congress. "World's Biodiversity Becoming Extinct At Levels Rivaling Earth's Past "Mass Extinctions"." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990804073106.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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