How your smartphones, car purchases are causing extinction of species
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For terrestrial species, the researchers found that US consumption caused species threat hotspots in Southeast Asia and Madagascar, but also in southern Europe, the Sahel, the east and west coasts of southern Mexico, throughout Central America and Central Asia and into southern Canada.
The biggest surprises was that US consumption also caused species threat hotspots in southern Spain and Portugal.
The study was published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution