Posts Tagged ‘human impact’

Wilderness land set to disappear from planet by 2100 as humans move in

By Ian Johnston | Independent | September 8, 2016 A tenth of the world’s wild land – an area equivalent to half the vast Amazon basin – has been lost in just two decades in an “alarming” trend that requires urgent action on an international scale, experts have warned. At the current rate of decline there will be no…

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Since the Late Pleistocene Humans Were Already Radically Transforming the Earth

By Jackson Landers | Smithsonian Magazine | June 7, 2016 “The idea of trying to restore things to a pristine state is not possible,” says Melinda Zeder, senior research scientist and curator of old world archaeology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. “Humans are very much a part of nature,” Zeder says. “The ways in…

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