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The Historic Impact of Climate Change

Two articles in this Friday’s issue of Earth Current report on new findings about the impact of climate change on human society. The first study drew new conclusions about why and when our human ancestors moved out of Africa. “Up … Continue reading

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New Face of the World Database on Protected Areas

A joint project of IUCN and UNEP-WCMC, Protectedplanet.net is the new face of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). Protectedplanet has incorporated protected areas data from IUCN and UNEP, biodiversity data from GBIF, images from Google’s Panoramio, geographic data … Continue reading

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Arsenic and New Life (Earth Current)

It is not an alien life form, says NASA, but the arsenic-based bacteria discovered in Lake Mono, California last week has changed our definition of life and our understanding of where it is possible. Previously, all life on earth was thought … Continue reading

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