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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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Adapt or Die: Walrus Join Crowd of Species Facing Climate Ultimatum

NBC news reports on how a large amount of Walruses were found crowded on an Alaskan beach during a time when they would normally be hunting from the arctic ice: The 35,000 walruses recently spotted jammed onto an Alaskan beach … 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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