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BIODIVERSITY, OVERDEVELOPMENT, AND HABITAT DESTRUCTION---Saving Endangered Species: It's the Economy


Environment  (tags: BIODIVERSITY, habitatdestruction, habitat, overdevelpmentm animals, protection, humans )

Cal
- 1721 days ago - reuters.com
U.N. reports say the world is facing the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs vanished, due to factors such as expanding cities, forest clearance, overfishing, climate change and species disrupting new habitats.



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Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 2:36 am
Thanks Cal !
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 2:36 am
Tweeted ! : )
 

Bill C. (99)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 2:48 am
Noted with interest. Thanks.
 

Tierney G. (383)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 7:35 am
Yes and humans will be next. then the earth can restore and repair itself for hopefully a loving kind peaceful group of different species.
thanks Cal
 

Ingrid Offline A. (209)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 12:04 pm
Very interesting reading! Thank you!
 

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 4:30 pm
Noted.
 

Erin R. (171)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 4:45 pm
Noted...
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 12:35 am
" "Boosting biodiversity can boost the global economy," the U.N. Environment Programme said in a headline over a statement launching the theme. Natural services by coral reefs, forests or wetlands are too often undervalued, it said.

But profits from imitating nature have often been elusive. By some U.N. estimates, three species an hour are going extinct, most of them before they have even been identified.

"It's like we have a house full of wedding presents," said James Spotila, a professor of environmental science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. "And we're throwing them out of the window before we even open them." "

Sad. The planet's ecosystem needs to be bigger than the economy ... not the economy taking more from the biosphere than it can handle.
 

Milena K. (244)
Friday February 5, 2010, 8:01 am
Noted! This shouldn't be happening!
 
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