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2013-07-08 12:07:48

The scientists and conservation workers battling to save the world’s dwindling forests, landscapes and endangered animals live constantly with grief, a leading Australian conservation scientist says. “Assailed with accounts of the loss of species and habitats many ecologists and conservation biologists may be suffering from chronic or acute grief,” says Professor Richard Hobbs of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions...

2012-07-31 10:29:27

With up to a billion hectares of wilderness likely to be cleared to feed the world in the coming half century and an area the size of China devoured by cities, leading environmental scientists are urging caution over the extent to which lost ecosystems can be replaced or restored. In a major scientific article, a team including Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) has advised governments worldwide to think twice before assuming an...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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