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  • n. Plural form of extinction.

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Examples

  • 'Our position on these extinctions is that they are more likely to be off the radar than off the planet, 'James said.

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  • In particular, Rohani and Wearing looked for matches in two key measures: the number of years between big outbreaks and the frequency of "extinctions" - periods of time when no whooping cough cases were reported in the population.

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  • In particular, Rohani and Wearing looked for matches in two key measures: the number of years between big outbreaks and the frequency of "extinctions" --- periods of time when no whooping cough cases were reported in the population.

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  • "We did a lot of work on the ground to validate the model and show that the extinctions are the result of climate change," said Barry Sinervo, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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  • I think you're missing the reason this is getting buzz outside of the climate science community, namely the extinctions and / or the impact of such an event on the Paleoindian population of North America.

    RealClimate

  • The kind of extinctions that you're talking about take place over the course of deep time.

    Arguing About Extinction

  • The period from 1970-1980 was also the most volatile, with 15 "extinctions" and 26 "births."

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  • The impact is invoked to help explain the 'extinctions' because other lines of evidence have various problems.

    RealClimate

  • Geologists divide past time up into epochs delineated by major events such as extinctions, massive climate changes and changes in the composition of the atmosphere.

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  • The conservancy estimates that each year, outdoor cats kill 500 million birds and are responsible for the extinctions of 33 bird species.

    Communities, clinics work to control boom in cat population

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