Sept 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations says the rate of
animal and plant extinctions is up to 1,000 times higher than
inferred in the fossil record, a biological crisis that is the
worst since dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago.
U.N. talks in Japan next month aim to set 2020 targets to
put the brakes on the loss of species. Scientists say the world
needs to act to avoid disasters such as the drying out of the
Amazon and ocean dead-zones caused by the build-up of