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Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’

Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’

Science
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study.The number is based on actual extinctions rather than estimates, and is twice that of all bird, mammal and amphibian extinctions combined.Scientists say plant extinction is occurring up to 500 times faster than what would be expected naturally.In May, a UN report estimated that one million animal and plant species were threatened with extinction. Researchers say their analysis of all documented plant extinctions in the world shows what lessons can be learned to stop future extinctions.Most people can name a mammal or bird that has become extinct in recent centuries, but few could name an extinct plant, said Dr Aelys Hum...
NAV’s ‘Bad Habits’ is the No. 1 album in the U.S.

NAV’s ‘Bad Habits’ is the No. 1 album in the U.S.

Entertainment
April 6 (UPI) -- Rapper Nav's Bad Habits is the No. 1 album in the United States. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart dated Saturday is Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next, followed by Juice WRLD's Death Race for Love at No. 3, Rich the Kid's The World Is Yours 2 at No. 4 and XXXTENTACION's ? at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are the soundtrack to the film A Star is Born at No. 6, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's Hoodie SZN at No. 7, Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys at No. 8, the soundtrack to the movie Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 9 and the soundtrack to the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt at No. 10. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com