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Ecosystem Effects of Biodiversity Loss Could Rival Impacts of Climate Change, Pollution


May 2, 2012

photo of native wildflowers Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study from an international research team. Full Story

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University of Michigan

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