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Study: Plants, Animals Becoming Extinct Faster Than Ever

A new study says plant and animal species are becoming extinct 1,000 times faster than they did before humans emerged on the planet. The study was carried out by biologists from Duke University in the southern United States and the Institute of Ecological Research  in Brazil. The researchers say habitat destruction is the primary cause of extinction. They also say invasive species are crowding out native species as habitats disappear and changing climate is affecting where species...

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