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New Keys to Keeping a Diverse Planet

September 25, 2007

wild mustard plants Human activities are eliminating biological diversity at an unprecedented rate. A new University of California-Davis study offers clues as to how these losses relate to one another--information that is essential as scientists and land managers strive to protect the remaining natural variation. Full Story

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