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10 Amazing New Species: SpongeBob Fungus, Glass Frog, Tarsier & More

Every year about 18,000 new species are added to the annals of the earth's biodiversity. To date, scientists have described and named about 2 million species on planet earth. Unbelievably, these s…

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Real Food: Why Biodiversity Can Save Our Bodies & Planet

By The Chopra Well Have we declared war on the Earth? According to Vandana Shiva, a renowned physicist, philosopher, and eco feminist, this is indeed the path we are treading. It’s a bold stat…

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Rare Starfish Found on Peru’s Coast

Peruvian marine biologists discover three rare species of starfish in the Pacific Ocean. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "1mNFxKEsyzfdBUgP", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds…

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Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out!

Jim Richardson is no scientist. He's a National Geographic photographer. As such, he got to work on one of the most fascinating, relevant, crucial stories of our times: the preservation of seeds and …

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Conserving Nature Worth $500 Billion to Poor?

A study of 17 of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots found paying poor people living near those areas for conserving them could result in those people earning $500 billion dollars a year.…

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5 Nature Books to Read in 2012

Posted by The Nature Conservancy What's the best book you've read lately? We put that question to a cadre of scientists and staff at The Nature Conservancy. Their responses ranged from young adu…

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Forest-Friendly Furniture

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it? Woodworkers with a passion for solid hardwood are rescuing and reclaiming downed trees to create one-of-a kind handcrafted modern heirlooms do. "…

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Species Loss Increases Disease in Humans

The next time someone asks you why wildlife and biodiversity should be protected, you can tell them this: because it might save you from getting a disease. Researchers in New York say they have identi…

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UN Calls to Reverse Man-Made Extinction

The world must act now to prevent the rapid loss of animal and plant species that allow humans to exist, warned the UN at the beginning of the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) …

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Parrot Species Believed Extinct Rebounds to 1,000

The yellow-eared parrot of Colombia was thought to be extinct until 1998 when a tiny population of  81 was discovered in the Andes mountains. Equally surprising  and welcome, is the very recent news t…

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