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hunt·ing

(hŭnt'ing),
The oscillation of a controlled variable, such as the temperature of a thermostat, around its set point. See: hunting reaction.
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It spends considerable time establishing the likelihood (high) and potential impact (significant) of a comet strike 12,900 years ago, but far less time exploring how such an event might have interacted with ongoing, secular climate change and possible human over-hunting to produce the extinction.
Muhammad Rafiq also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the significance of the Biodiversity and various threats to it including pollution, deforestation, over-hunting, overgrazing, over-fishing, water logging, salinity and desertification.
Students and other visitors will be apprised of significance of the Biodiversity and various threats to it including pollution, deforestation, over-hunting, overgrazing, over-fishing, water logging, salinity and desertification.
24) In addition, the Ainu peoples of the northern island of Ezo, in a lopsided trading relationship with the Matsumae family, began to ship "tens of thousands" of deerskins to the Japanese market, and this trade lasted for the majority of the Edo period, although again, by the eighteenth century, the imports diminished dramatically because of over-hunting.
It was originally owned by colonial twitcher Sir William Ingram, who introduced several species of bird including the multi-coloured Greater Bird of Paradise to the island in an attempt to save the species from over-hunting by plume traders in its native New Guinea.
Over-hunting and habitat destruction in the nineteenth century decimated the passenger pigeons, and only a few sightings were recorded after 1900.
Destruction of habitats, over-hunting and climate change have already driven the extinction rate for plants and animals to the highest level since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago, the United Nations said on Friday.
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that large predators are much more vulnerable than smaller species to environmental changes, such as over-hunting and habitat change, because they have to work so hard to find their next meal.
With the formerly vast buffalo herds gone--due to over-hunting by Europeans and the pressure to clear the prairies for farming--once proud and independent peoples suddenly found themselves wards of the state, reluctantly signing treaties and relying on meagre government handouts to avoid starvation.
Over-hunting was also blamed for the extinction of woolly rhinoceros, mastodons, cave bears and other mammals.
The Boukornine gazelle died out in the 1930s due to over-hunting.