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Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

… permanently change the dynamics. You can’t go back.” The study, which was released Monday and is to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at extinctions in North and South America since humans arrived about 15,000 years ago. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows – SFGate …

A 21st-century government must care for our nature and our future

… Australia has made something approaching this pledge before. In 1992 the Keating government signed the Convention on Biological Diversity. In doing so, it made a promise (later enshrined in national legislation), that: … the present generation should ensure the health, diversity and productivity of the environment is maintained or enhanced for the benefit of future generations. It is a promise that was not kept by earlier generations of Australians who, through lack of understanding or …

Comeback of the century: The California sea otter’s return from the brink of extinction

By Kimberly Truong | August 27, 2015 Some 50 years ago, California’s Monterey Bay was missing a key element that makes its kelp forests function: the sea otter. Now, however, everyone’s favorite aquatic weasel has made a comeback, and they’re here to regulate the environment. Starting August 31, PBS and BBC are exploring that environment in Big Blue Live, a three-day live stream showcasing marine life in the Monterey Bay — an ecosystem that might not be here were it not for …

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