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2010 Year of Biodiversity Tries to Rein in Runaway Extinctions

Article: 2010 Year of Biodiversity Tries to Rein in Runaway Extinctions

Due to human activities, the world’s animal and plant species are disappearing at a rate some experts put at 1,000 times the natural progression, the United Nations said January 1, marking 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth.