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International Year of Biodiversity

2011 Is Five-Borough Year of Biodiversity

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

New York City has more nature than any other city in North America -- more than Los Angeles and Chicago combined.

More Than the Million Trees, Where Is Nature in PlaNYC?

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

The loss of doll's eyes from the Big Apple illustrates a disturbing trend -- the local extinction of our wild flora.

Nature, Culture and Climate Change

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

On December 20, 2006, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. Three reasons for the declaration are listed on the official U.N. Convention on Biodiversity website.

Tweet Medvedev: Stop the Destruction of the Future of Food!

Cary Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cary Fowler

Outside of St. Petersburg, the Pavlovsk Station houses a huge collection of diverse apples, strawberries, and many more -- more than 5,000 varieties in all. Today, the Pavlovsk station is facing bulldozers.

9 Amazing, Newly-Discovered Species (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

2010 was named the International Year of Biodiversity by the UN, but that's no cause for celebration. Rather, it's a wake-up call, drawing attention t...

Of Pandas and Peas: Saving the Diversity Within Species

Cary Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cary Fowler

When we think about biodiversity, we rarely think about food. But the diversity within crops is notable agronomically and culturally. And like other biodiversity, it's endangered.

Chagos Islands Marine Reserve Will Be Largest In The World

BBC News | Paul Rincon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The UK government has created the world's largest marine reserve around the Chagos Islands. The reserve would cover a 545,000-sq-km area around the...

Humans Now Wiping Out Species At 1,000 Times The Natural Rate | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Thanks to human development and expansion, species are now going extinct exponentially faster than ever before--they're dying out at the frightening s...