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More Than Half of Plant and Animal Species in UK Dying Out, Says Report

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More than half of the plant and animal species in Britain, including hedgehogs and skylarks, are dying out, according to a report that confirms "your worst thoughts", said Sir David Attenborough.

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Connie O (44)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:10 pm
simply sad :(

. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:12 pm
I have been disappointed for a long time by this government's lack of attention to the environment. This includes its lack of immigration reform as well.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:17 pm
Indeed, areas that previously were inhabitated by wildlife are now useless, ugly lawns. What a waste of space and earth. How about planting some vegetables, herbs, flowers and wildlife-friendly vegetation. Far prettier, interesting, and more useful. providing self-sustenance.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:27 pm
Folks this is a wake up call! The canary in the coal mine is dead and humans will be too if we don't clean up our act and the planet. Thank you for the important news. (n, p, t)

Cathe romano (52)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:28 pm
Very sad, there is much that could be done to help slow down this assault on the environment.

Patricia H. (440)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:19 am
sadly noted

Janice G (55)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:26 am
The sun has been deliberately blocked out for so long (research CHEMTRAILS) that it is bound to have an effect on wildlife and the environment not to mention all the toxic chemicals falling in the rain which is having adverse effect too as well as causing health issues for humans that will become apparent in years to come

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:00 am
it is a fact and it is sad...the only thing is to say "what am I doing?".....there are LOTS of people doing everything humanly possible (sometimes a bit more) to stop this. The problem is that on this earth, ONE deed of destruction will NEVER be has been done, irreversible damage......this angers me, knowing that some people are really working HARD to preserve and others (disregarding every living thing) just destroys everything in their path.......

Danuta W (1250)
Friday May 24, 2013, 3:15 am

Lynn D (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 3:35 am
truly sad --- thanks for posting!

Past Member (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:36 am
Connie O. said it..."simply sad :( "

Lindsay K (6)
Friday May 24, 2013, 5:44 am
Very sad - so we must all try to do our bit to help - from planting bee -attracting plants, to feeding birds, leaving a wild area in our gardens etc.

Paul Burton (29)
Friday May 24, 2013, 6:22 am
I don't know what else to say other than this is very sad.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:09 pm
Very sad.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 2:44 pm
Thank you for the article Marty. I concur with Allan Yorkowitz's comment, also, the government doesn't appear to have a grip on the problem or even appear to care about what's happening to this overcrowded country of ours, which seems to be more and more controlled by Brussels. Where I live the green bits are fast disappearing under concrete and tarmac and sometimes redeveloped for no obvious reason. Wildlife, including the insects have largely vanished from this corner of the world, and nowhere is free of rubbish, which is now part of the scenery here. If only we'd all slow down a little, stop trashing this beautiful planet of ours and share it with nature, then we'd all thrive in this wonderful world of ours.

Marty Powell (151)
Friday May 24, 2013, 3:38 pm
IMHO we cant save whats left until we control the population growth. the people need places to go, places to play, places to grow/produce food. until we reduce the over whelming human drain on the environment/planet/ocean it will NEVER be able to survive. We are breeding ourselves (and everything else) to death

Gloria H (88)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:25 pm
Wish we had hedghogs in the US. then again here, we are hunting down our own American wolves --- their only crime is to interfer with livestock profits.

Birgit W (160)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:43 pm
Very sad, thank you.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday May 24, 2013, 8:59 pm
Frightening, so unnerving when these facts are brought to light. We must work to stop this from happening.

reft h (66)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:04 am
we have wake up call after wake up call, and still we don't seem to get it right.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:44 am
And who's at fault for all of this? Humans!

linda newman (3877)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:00 am
just sad

Julia R (296)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:45 pm
We have to wake up now before all of our natural world is destroyed! We can't wait for politicians who cannot see beyond today, we have to take the lead and provide the new direction that we want our world to go in! All of this deforestation, habitat destruction,polluting our oceans, oil and coal dependency, fracking, and factory farms are destroying wildlife at alarming rates and our precious resources too! We have to make better choices in who we vote for, what we want our national policy to be, and be the voice of change- all precious life is at risk even our own! We have to change our energy and our lifestyles including what we eat to sustainable, non polluting, and which is conducive to life sustaining systems on our planet not antithetical to it! "You must be the change you wish to see in the world. In the final analysis, it all starts and ends with us!
-Mahatma Gandhi


Winnie A (179)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:10 am
This just doesn't have to happen. Very sad to say the least.

Mitchell D (87)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:46 pm
Indeed sad, but I like Lindsay K's perspective, as in "Think Globaly, Act Locally."

Melania Padilla (122)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 12:46 pm
This is so wrong, humanity will regret what doing this to this amazing planet.... Thank you to all of the people trying to do something good for the planet! To the others: shame!!!!
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