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Earth ‘ s ecosystems face ‘ large-scale collapse ‘

EARTH ‘ S natural resources are being used 25 per cent faster than the planet can renew them, analysis by conservation group WWF indicates.
Measurements of crop yields, carbon dioxide emissions, fishing and the use of forests suggest that mankind ‘ s ecological footprint is too big to be sustained. Since 1961, it has more than tripled in size and, for the past 20 years, mankind has been living beyond its ecological means, a WWF report says. It is the equivalent, in banking terms, of living off capital rather than interest. By tracking 1313 species of vertebrates from around the world, the report indicated a 30 per cent slump in wildlife since 1970.

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News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes




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