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We, a group of more than 3,700 people, including concerned scientists, citizens from at least 88 countries and Nobel laureates, fundamentally disagree with R. Alexander Pyron’s Nov. 26 Outlook essay, “Species die. Get over it.” His views expressed are at odds with scientific facts and our moral...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Pope Francis has urged Ecuadorians to not let progress destroy the country’s natural environments, including Ecuador’s famed Galapagos Islands, an archipelago whose biodiversity is known around the world but whose fragile habitat is threatened by climate change, particularly by the worsening effect ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shiva S. Makki is a Senior Economist in Development Economics Operations and Strategy Group.  Deforestation, Climate Change, and Food Insecurity Every living thing on earth needs forests. Forests are not only one of the most valuable natural resources but also crucial to ensure decent living ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Antananarivo: Over 17 million hectares of land and marine area will be the focus of a new partnership aimed at protecting Madagascar’s unique biodiversity.The three year agreement signed today between WWF and Madagascar National Parks (MNP) will cover roughly 29% of Madagascar’s total surface are. T...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Ken Nedimyer likes to say that he breathes new life into coral reefs. In fact, he’s been doing it for more than a decade, and recreational divers are volunteering in the effort. “We are trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Nedimyer, whose Coral Restoration Found...
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Posted by on in Animals
The widely-reported decline of bee populations worldwide is wreaking havoc in certain ecosystems, particularly since it is now known that bees can be very fickle when it comes to pollination.  PLAY VIDEO Why Are All The Bees Dying? Bee populations around the world have collapsed. DC...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Mangroves are becoming more popular The first recorded report on mangroves was dated back to 325 B.C. Today, there are thousands of reports out there based on intense research into mangrove communities.  In addition to this, the earth has never seen such a huge spike in human population. 6 bil...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
It is difficult not to be amazed by the diversity of life forms when you venture into a tropical rainforest or dive into a coral reef. Locally, a trip to a mudflat, such as at Lung Mei at low spring tide, or to the Deep Bay wetlands in winter equally yields wonders. Some 1.2 million species have be...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
Water is the theme for 2013 Water sustains us and all life on earth.  We can make a big difference by conserving water thus reducing our impact on climate change, supporting clean water policies and nonprofits such as Earth Protect's partner Water for People which helps people gain a...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  Efforts to reverse the worrying loss of Earth's dwindling natural resources received a substantial boost on Saturday when a UN conference in India agreed to double biodiversity aid to poor countries. Governments reached an early-morning deal after long nights of tough bargaining in Hydera...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A rare look at a golden frog - last seen in 1996 A public consultation held simultaneously in 25 countries — 19 of them in the developing world — showed 84 per cent of participants believing that most people in the world were seriously affected by biodiversity loss. The results of the consultation ...
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