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Is Nature In Trouble? TNC-LANDFIRE scientists up the ante for funding conservation efforts (Cool Green Science blog)

TNC-LANDFIRE Science Team; The Nature Conservancy Cool Green Science editors
1/30/2012
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A  2011 study undertaken by the TNC-LANDFIRE team discovers that more than 50 percent of the original natural systems in the United States are now gone or highly altered. Further, these changes are affecting nature and humans, with effects ranging from destructive wildfires to reduced outdoor recreation. 

The solution: Smarter land management techniques and full funding of conservation initiatives.

This is a reprint of a blog that appeared in Cool Green Science.

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