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Old 11-07-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Biodiversity can mitigate climate change
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Sunday, 25 October 2009 19:06

Biodiversity can mitigate climate change
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SINGAPORE—Climate change is one of the significant causes of biodiversity loss.
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Ambassador Holger Standertskjöld, head of the delegation of the European Commission to Singapore, said climate change is one of the biggest environmental, social and economic threats facing the Earth today...
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Biodiversity, he said, is important for all human beings because at least 40 percent of the world’s economy and 80 percent of the needs of the poor come from biological resources.

“Biodiversity benefits people through more than just its contribution to material welfare and livelihoods,” he said, ...
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Biodiversity Loss Can Increase Infectious Diseases in Humans
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Biodiversity loss can increase infectious diseases in humans
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The extinction of plant and animal species can be likened to emptying a museum of its collection, or dumping a cabinet full of potential medicines into the trash, or replacing every local cuisine with McDonald's burgers.
But the decline of species and their habitats may not just make the world boring. New research now suggests it may also put you...
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