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‘Red List’ of Endangered Ecosystems Proposed

Yahoo!: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature moved closer to approving its new Red List of Ecosystems, which measures an ecosystem’s risk of collapse, this week at the World Conservation Congress in South Korea. The IUCN is known for its authoritative Red List of Threatened Species, which created globally accepted criteria for assessing extinction risk Continue reading

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‘Red List’ of Endangered Ecosystems Proposed

Yahoo!: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature moved closer to approving its new Red List of Ecosystems, which measures an ecosystem’s risk of collapse, this week at the World Conservation Congress in South Korea. The IUCN is known for its authoritative Red List of Threatened Species, which created globally accepted criteria for assessing extinction risk. The new conservation tool takes a similar approach to entire ecosystems, determining the danger to an individual ecosystem, comparable… Continue reading

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Australia approves BHP’s Olympic Dam mine expansion

Reuters: BHP Billiton moved closer to an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion expansion of its Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine after winning environmental approvals on Monday for the project in the deserts of southern Australia. The approvals give BHP the green light to nearly quadruple the mine’s copper output to 750,000 tonnes annually to help feed a growing market in Asia, especially China, where copper consumption is forecast to surge 6 percent this year. Continue reading

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