Species Loss and Biodiversity

Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life
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Have you ever longed for a Google map of koala bears? Bald eagles? Red pandas?

A team of researchers from Yale and the University Colorado at Boulder have made it happen. This month they released a demo version of a Web-based “Map of Life” intended to eventually reflect the distribution of all plant and animal life on earth. ... Read more about Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life

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Report: Global Biodiversity Down 30 Percent in 40 Years

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Stephanie Pappas
Report: Global Biodiversity Down 30 Percent in 40 Years
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The world's biodiversity is down 30 percent since the 1970s, according to a new report, with tropical species taking the biggest hit. And if humanity continues as it has been, the picture could get bleaker.

Humanity is outstripping the Earth's resources by 50 percent — essentially using the resources of one and a half Earths every year, according to the 2012 Living Planet Report, produced by conservation agency the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). ... Read more about Report: Global Biodiversity Down 30 Percent in 40 Years

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