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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 Animals
There have been five mass extinction events in Earth's history. In the worst one, 250 million years ago, 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land species died off. It took millions of years to recover. Nowadays, many scientists are predicting that we're on track for a sixth mass extincti...
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Posted by on in Mining
The first major test of controversial planning reforms in England has led to the approval for a stone quarry to be excavated in 80 acres of ancient woodland in Kent, leading campaigners to declare "no green space is safe". The development of Oaken wood, near Maidstone, has been the subjec...
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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 Ecotourism
  Tourism is often seen as a double-edged sword, with visitors flocking into fragile areas. A new study explains how revenue from ecotourism could fund conservation National parks are huge draws for travellers, many of whom seek remote or off-the- beaten-track experiences in pristine enviro...
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Posted by on in Animals
Humans hate change, and they hate moving to suit someone else’s agenda—that’s why politicians avoid projects that require eminent domain. Animals and plants don’t deal particularly well with change, either. They’ve adapted to live in a certain types of places, after all. But the massive amount of ca...
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