UN Report: 1 Million Animal And Plant Species At Risk Of Extinction

A recent United Nations scientific report documents the β€œunprecedented” decline in global biodiversity that has alarming implications for human health, prosperity and long-term survival

by GrrlScientist for Forbes | @GrrlScientist

Agriculture has an insatiable appetite for new land. Seven million hectares of tropical forests were cut down each year between 2000 and 2010, with farmland growing by six million hectares over the same period. Farming destroys biodiversity and entire ecosystems, pollutes soils and watersheds with harmful chemicals, and leaves wildlife homeless.
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It’s long been no secret that people are destroying the natural world all around the planet at…

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