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Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades' - Science Daily


Science Daily
With extinction rates at their highest levels ever and numerous species under threat due to human activity, the findings are a further warning about the consequences of eroding biodiversity. "Interactions between species are important for ecosystem (a ...

'Photo Ark' a quest to document global biodiversity: Q&A with photographer Joel Sartore and director Chun-Wei Yi - Mongabay.com


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The goal is to show what biodiversity looks like at this point in time. We're nearing 8,000 species photographed now, by the way. You also photographed one of the rarest species of rhinoceros in the world, the northern white rhino, in the Czech ...

Molecular biology could hold the key to detect and deter widespread seafood fraud - FoodNavigator-USA.com


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For those so inclined to act on that temptation, there are opportunities up and down the supply chain, the incredible complexity of which appears to offer the perfect cover for nefarious activities, Elliott acknowledged. However, he added, quickly ...

Science and the Endangered Species Act (1995)

Washington - United States

Book by the National Academies Commission on Life Sciences.

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    Science and the Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a far-reaching law that has sparked intense controversies over the use of public lands, the rights of property owners, and economic versus environmental benefits.In this volume a distinguished committee focuses on the science underlying the ESA and offers recommendations for making the act more effective.The committee provides an overview of what scientists know about extinction--and what this understanding means to implementation of the ESA. Habitat--its destruction, conservation, and fundamental importance to the ESA--is explored in detail.The book analyzesConcepts of species--how the term

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