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2010-12-04 00:00:43

Region urged to invest in sustainable use of key sectors to lead world’s ecosystem services markets Mar del Plata, Argentina (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010 An extraordinary array of goods and services provided by the rich plant and wildlife of Latin America and the Caribbean hangs in the balance unless governments in the region take hold of their full potential as biodiversity superpowers, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report,...

2010-11-30 21:35:36

Children aren't the only youngsters who are picky eaters: More than half of all species are believed to change their diets -- sometimes more than once -- between birth and adulthood.

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2010-11-18 09:24:47

The most widely adopted measure for assessing the state of the world's oceans and fisheries led to inaccurate conclusions in nearly half the ecosystems where it was applied.

2010-11-17 21:46:57

The most widely adopted measure for assessing the state of the world's oceans and fisheries led to inaccurate conclusions in nearly half the ecosystems where it was applied according to new analysis by an international team led by a University of Washington fisheries scientist.

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2010-11-17 13:52:49

On the rocks just beneath the tides, the faster the water is moving in an area, the greater the variety of invertebrate creatures that will live there.

2010-11-09 06:00:00

A first-of-its-kind red list of globally threatened ecosystems has the potential to complement the policy successes of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, according to a recent article led by EcoHealth Alliance's Jon Paul Rodriguez NEW YORK, Nov.

2010-10-24 08:09:24

Mongolian rangelands and climate change, fire-prone landscapes, and invasive Spartina grasses in San Francisco Bay are among topics.

2010-10-20 18:45:44

The economic importance of the world's natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss.

2010-10-15 17:14:44

In a Policy Forum article in today's issue of Science, a group of leading biodiversity scientists, including NJIT's Daniel Bunker, have argued that targets to be met by 2020 under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) must consider the real value of biodiversity if they are to be attained.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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