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2008-03-11 06:00:00

By Mainka, Susan A McNeely, Jeffrey A; Jackson, William J A new paradigm is emerging in the world of environmental conservation.

2005-07-12 20:25:41

Launched today, the fourth Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) report, Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Opportunities and Challenges for Business and Industry, synthesizes and integrates findings related to both small and large businesses throughout the industrial and developing world.

2005-06-16 09:35:00

Rising dust storms a health problem, even continents away; infant mortality worst in drylands.

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2005-05-22 17:55:00

An unprecedented effort is required between now and 2010 to stop further deterioration of the planet's fragile biodiversity, according to a UN report that compiled the work of 1,300 researchers. In fact, 2010 may be too late, say the authors of the report, pleading with the world to immediately put in place longterm conservation plans.

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2005-03-30 15:40:00

Growing populations and expanding economic activity have strained the planet's ecosystems over the past half century, a trend that threatens international efforts to combat poverty and disease, a U.N.-sponsored study of the Earth's health warned on Wednesday. Sadly, humans have depleted most of the world's natural resources.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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