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July 15, 2016 | Washington Post | Published News | Chris Mooney

Woodland caribou have declined significantly due to development pressures and habitat disturbance

Photo: Ron Thiessen

In an ambitious study that represents the latest merger between big data approaches and the quest to conserve the planet, scientists have found that across a majority of the Earth’s land surface — including some of its most important types of terrain and its most populous regions — the abundance or overall number of animals and plants of different species has fallen below a “safe” level identified by biologists.

The reason is not...

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