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Understanding biodiversity loss requires global perspective

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reports on the state of biodiversity in the world: More than 1,500 animals and plant species are federally listed as endangered or threatened. The protections afforded by listing have saved species such as the … Continue reading

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Many of Europe’s species have unfavourable conservation status

The (EU) Parliament Magazine reports on a recent assessment of the state of Europe’s biodiversity: Nature policy works when implemented well. The health of our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth, but our recent assessments … Continue reading

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Pesticide Use May Threaten Global Freshwater Biodiversity

Nature World News reports on the findings of a recent study into global freshwater pesticide levels: Pesticide use, while it’s been tied to a decline in honeybee populations and other pollinators, now may also threaten global freshwater biodiversity, according to … Continue reading

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African biodiversity under threat

This article by Deutsche Welle speaks on the threat to African biodiversity: A group of researchers from 20 African, American and European universities, who met recently in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, said such hydroelectric dam projects, along with industrialization and … Continue reading

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Only 15 percent of world’s biodiversity hotspots left intact

This article on mongabay.com discusses the threat many regions of the world face in regard to loss of biodiversity: The world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots—which harbor 75 percent of the planet’s endangered land vertebrates—are in more trouble than expected, according to … Continue reading

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Fertilization Major Cause of Biodiversity Loss

The Epoch Times reports on a recent paper published in the journal Nature: The world’s grasslands are being destabilized by fertilization, according to a paper recently published in the journal Nature. In a study of 41 grassland communities on five … Continue reading

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