Why Is Biodiversity Important to Ecosystems?


That area can be as large as the earth itself or it can be in a very small ecosystem such as the life in and surrounding a patch of moss on a fallen tree trunk. Biodiversity and the ecosystem sustainability. Ecosystem services. Ecosystem biodiversity. Ecosystem diversity.

What Causes Animals to Become Extinct?


As a species appears and increases in population, it always contains some injurious element that will at some point, under some pressure, cause its demise and extinction. . As a general matter, we needn’t be surprised or alarmed by extinction and rarity of species.

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Can World’s Oceans Become Extinct?

Green Prophet

But the ultimate result of all of these factors is something even more horrifying; and that is the possible “extinction&# of the oceans themselves. Explosive phytoplankton “bloom&# in Pacific Ocean, caused by too much CO2 infusion. Photo credit: NASA.

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How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Reducing meat consumption by half could feed 2 billion people, reducing the burden of hunger on the planet without increasing the area under cultivation at all. As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival.

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Shocking New Report Warns of Mass Extinction In Our Oceans


As if we weren’t already aware of the piss poor state of our environment, a new report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) has revealed that if we continue to destroy our oceans then we are essentially facing a mass extinction of aquatic life.

Scientists fine-tune extinction rate projections

Green Blog

Nevertheless, Hubbell maintained although species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire a problem as initially believed, the global extinction crisis is still a real threat. However, the next mass extinction may be upon us or just around the corner. There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth, and we could be entering the sixth mass extinction.&#.

Biodiversity leads to resilience and ecosystem services

The Green Changemakers

It covers everything from genetic diversity through to the mix of animals and plants that make up an ecosystem. Different species within ecosystems fill particular roles, they all have a function, they all have a niche.

Building Cities that Think Like Planets

The Green Changemakers

Her most recent book Advances in Urban Ecology (Springer 2008) synthesizes the state of knowledge on the complex interactions between of urbanization and ecological function and articulates the challenges and opportunities for scholars of urban ecosystems.

Ecological Footprints and One Planet Thinking

The Green Changemakers

Principle 2: Ecological Footprints and One Planet Thinking The green space is teeming these days with lengthy and complex explanations about the meaning of sustainability. Ecological Footprint and One Planet both frame human impact in terms of physical space. They're now extinct.

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Ecofeminism Explained (by Activists, Ecofeminists, and Me)

Eco Chic

The commodification of the earth’s resources and of people’s bodies leads to the social and environmental destruction of the planet. As Vananda Shiva points out in this talk , soil is the most abundant ecosystem on the planet. Its biodiversity exceeds that of any other ecosystem.

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7 Eco Issues to Address in 2013

Green Prophet

The Sixth Extinction. Caused by man through habitat destruction, poaching, pollution and climate change, the sixth major extinction poses grave danger to ecosystems across the globe. Last year we surpassed seven billion people on the planet competing for compromised resources.

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The Cooler: Conservation’s Identity Crisis

Nature Conservancy - Science

This week, Hillary Rosner did one of the most thorough jobs to date of summarizing that identity crisis in her Ensia article, “Is Conservation Extinct?” Rosner believes there’s good news : “Intense disagreement persists over how best to protect the planet’s ecosystems and biodiversity.

Heroines for the Planet: NYC Botanist and Urban Ecologist Marielle Anzelone

Eco Chic

It must outline how city agencies will work collaboratively to combat species loss and ecosystem degradation. Marielle: I’m actually working on a new book – an expansion of the New York Times op-art piece, a perspective on the extinction crises through New York City’s floristic history.

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Debate: What Good Are Planetary Boundaries?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The major disagreements of the evening came over 1) whether outlining global limits for the stable functioning of nature (as opposed to tipping points for individual ecosystems) is good science — and 2) whether “limits” are the correct approach to achieving environmental goals.

How Sharks Keep Us Breathing: An Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Ali Khan

Green Prophet

Green Prophet: Why are sharks important for preserving ecosystems and why should we be working for their conservation? As the apex predator, the role they play in the fundamental law of natural selection is in fact linked to the overall health of the seas of our planet.

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How Does Deforestation Affect Animals?


It is estimated that these diverse ecosystems house 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity [1]. These plants and animals are integral to forest ecosystems and provide countless ecosystem services to humans. Forests cover 31 percent of earth’s land.

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10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity


ecosystems to function and humans to thrive. Without biodiversity in an ecosystem we would not have the many plants and animals we find in our world today, including us. The different plants and animals in an environment work together to maintain balance in the ecosystem [1].

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How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?


But arguably the most significant effects of a warming planet and changing weather patterns will be on other living species; plants, animals, birds and marine life. First, the effects of global warming are not uniform across the planet’s surface.

10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet

The Green Changemakers

See how easy it is – and how fun – to do your part to save the planet? And pouring enormous amounts of money and natural resources into mutually-assured destruction seems like an outdated model for peacekeeping on a finite planet. BUILD BRIGHT GREEN CITIES We are now an urban planet.

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Earth up for sale – save it by buying it!

Green Prophet

of the planet using crowdfunding. It is neither possible nor necessary to conserve the entire planet all the time,” Prof. percent of the Earth’s surface is currently defined as “biodiversity hot spots” – areas with numerous plant and animal species on the brink of extinction.

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What Are the Major Threats to Biodiversity?


Trillions of species have arisen and vanished into extinction on planet earth and even following each of five mass extinctions, life has reborn and evolved to where we are today. . Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems. .

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The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching


Besides, it has clear environmental implications, which illustrate how our environment is connected to our well-being and economy, as this illegal activity negatively affects ecosystems, our health and prosperity of local communities. How does poaching affect the ecosystem?

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Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?


Life has existed on our planet for over. Over that time, over 95 percent of the species that have existed have become extinct and new species better adapted to threats and changing conditions have evolved. . Ecosystem diversity. Biodiverse ecosystems support life on all levels.

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Audubon’s New Report on Climate Change Shows Us How We Can Make a Difference

10,000 Birds

While nearly two-thirds of our North American avian species are threatened with extinction if climate change warming stretches to 3 degrees C, we can save over 75% of these vulnerable varieties by holding down warming to 1.5 Photo by Mac Stone.

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Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment


Higher food prices, water availability, violent conflicts for land, migration, increasing poverty, pollution from wind-blown dust particles coming from distant lands could be the outcomes of desertification if we let it consume more of our planet. Extinction of species.

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REVOLUTION: Facts & Figures from the Documentary

Environmental News Network

REVOLUTION takes the fight to save the oceans to the next level and hopes to inspire audiences to help save our oceans and our planet. “Extinctions in the fossil record (and discussion)” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 344: 11–17.

2015 83

Message in a Bottle: Permaculture & Disruptive Innovation

Green (Living) Review

It is time for humanity to read this message: permaculture can feed our hungry planet in a way that does not poison the land and water, reduce biodiversity or remove topsoil. By understanding how consciousness evolves, we can trace the development of permaculture and even predict what will come next as we endeavour to design a viable nutritional ecosystem that is beneficial for all life. First fish stocks became extinct.

Climate Change Occurring Ten Times Faster Than at Any Time in Past 65 Million Years


The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change.

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

Green (Living) Review

Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” the report found.

243-million-year-old reptile was vegan before it was cool


Predicted to have lived six million years following the largest extinctions in the history of our planet, the Permian extinction, scientists say it may have adapted to take advantage of new food sources.

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Astonishing Facts About Wetlands


As unappealing as the term “wetlands” sounds, wetlands should be celebrated for their multiple services they deliver which help keep our planet and society going as well as for their extraordinarily beautiful landscapes. Wetlands ecosystem facts. Wetlands ecosystem facts.

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


ecosystems on Earth. Yet if we continue to lose our forests at the current rate, in 80 years from now there will be no forest left on our “green” planet [2]. Deforestation is happening everywhere on the planet for many different reasons that vary from region to region.

Why Is Family Farming Better for the Environment?


In natural ecosystems, nothing goes to waste. This allowed people benefit from resources native grasslands had to offer, and ecosystems benefit from the presence of grazing animals that help to rejuvenate vegetation. #3 6 Respect for ecosystems and support of biodiversity.

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Sea Otters, Other Species, Help Combat Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

Populations of species decreasing or becoming extinct may have even farther reaching impacts on the planet than one usually considers. Species disappearing from the planet often entails a change to the surrounding ecosystem and often complete disruption of a food chain.

Leading Conservationists Urge For Increased IUCN Species Listing

Eco Friendly Daily

It is clear that the planet is losing species at an unbelievable rate. Scientists across the globe are concerned about the species lost due to the impact each loss has on ecosystems and the world as a whole. However, the planet is also losing species that are not even known to us.

Recovery: The Return of Native Fish, Victims of Bucket Biology

Nature Conservancy - Science

In California’s High Sierra rotenone has apparently prevented extinction of America’s rarest trout, the federally threatened Paiute cutthroat native only to Silver King Creek. This fish was being hybridized off the planet by rainbow trout unleashed by early 20 th century bucket biologists.

Report Outlines 100 Most Threatened Species

Eco Friendly Daily

According to many scientists, we are likely in the beginning stages of a global mass extinction. The mass extinction can be considered due to a number of problems, including global warming, habitat destruction, human encroachment, pollution and even disease in the case of many amphibians.

Breathtaking Portraits: Why Are These Climate Scientists So Scared?

Eco Chic

The project begs the question: If some of the greatest minds in the planet are afraid, why aren’t the rest of us? These scientists are scared. They believe (and with good reason) that we are entering the last decade during which it will be possible to significantly reverse climate change.

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Harvard Study Proves Why Are Honeybees Disappearing


They have thrived in amazing harmony on this planet for 50 million years. What would happen if honeybees went extinct? Pollination is what gives the amazing biodiversity to natural ecosystems on Earth.

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Green (Living) Review

It warns that without significant changes there may be increased rates of species extinction, and even possible ecosystem collapse if certain thresholds are crossed. The scale of the economic and social value of ecosystem services is slowly being recognised but this growing understanding must be matched quickly by political will to put in place the structures required to ensure that biodiversity is respected as being more economically valuable alive than extinct.

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The Promise and Peril of Wild Seed Harvesting

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planting native seeds harvested from the wild back into damaged ecosystems brings the promise of restoring entire landscapes. Restorationists use native seeds to bring back ecosystems for a variety of reasons.

Shark Fin Soup Contributes to World Hunger

Green Prophet

Global warming , marine pollution , and overfishing have already destroyed countless ocean ecosystems. Depleted, suffocated oceans can’t nourish life on our planet. More on threats to Red Sea Sharks on Green Prophet: Egypt’s Red Sea Sharks Face Extinction.

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India’s Banjaar Tola: Bengal tiger-spotting in eco-luxury

Green Traveler Guides

That was before a century of poachers, big-game hunters and ill-conceived policies that preyed on many species to the brink of extinction. | Kanha Roars Back |. T wo young Royal Bengal tigers are gorging themselves on freshly-killed chital. This is the moment I had come on safari in India for.

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