UN report: Humans Accelerating Extinction of Species
More than half a million species on land "have insufficient habitat for long-term survival" and are likely to go extinct, many within decades.
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People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday. But it’s not too late to fix the problem, according to the United Nations’ first comprehensive report on biodiversity. “We have reconfigured dramatically life on the planet,” report co-chairman Eduardo Brondizio of Indiana University said at a press conference. Species loss is accelerating to a…