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78 sites identified by a new study as the most irreplaceable protected areas in the world.

78 sites identified by a new study as the most irreplaceable protected areas in the world.

MAP: Where the World Should Spend Its Money to Help People Adapt to Climate Change

MAP: Where the World Should Spend Its Money to Help People Adapt to Climate Change

Deforestation in Paraguay 2000-2012. From Global Forest Change, published by Hansen, Potapov, Moore, Hancher et al. http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest

Watch The State Of World Deforestation In Never-Before-Seen Detail

Deforestation in Paraguay 2000-2012. From Global Forest Change, published by Hansen, Potapov, Moore, Hancher et al. http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest

Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species

Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species

Scale drawing of the Gastornis next to man on @Jane Curtis Dinosaur

Scale drawing of the Gastornis next to man on @Jane Curtis Dinosaur

Digital map showing the fate of the passengers of the Titanic.    Very cool.

Digital map showing the fate of the passengers of the Titanic. Very cool.

Red squirrel. Why should we conserve the red squirrel? http://www.conservation-jobs.co.uk/50569/why-should-we-conserve-the-red-squirrel/#

Red squirrel. Why should we conserve the red squirrel? http://www.conservation-jobs.co.uk/50569/why-should-we-conserve-the-red-squirrel/#

WCS to Manage Key Wildlife Reserve for Elephants in Nigeria - Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS to Manage Key Wildlife Reserve for Elephants in Nigeria - Wildlife Conservation Society

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions By State (map) (via MyLife.com and Ecowatch) (17 May 2014) Data from the EPA is mapped out to show how states rate in their emissions (including per capita info). Useful for exploring accurate information and critical thinking.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions By State (map) (via MyLife.com and Ecowatch) (17 May 2014) Data from the EPA is mapped out to show how states rate in their emissions (including per capita info). Useful for exploring accurate information and critical thinking.

Researchers produce the most accurate carbon map for an entire country

Researchers produce the most accurate carbon map for an entire country

Climate Change Will Help Spread West Nile Virus | TIME.com

Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor

Climate Change Will Help Spread West Nile Virus | TIME.com

Corridors passing through the densest VCS between protected areas. a–d, central Africa (a), Western Africa (b), southeast Asia (c) and the Guinean Sheild

Corridors passing through the densest VCS between protected areas. a–d, central Africa (a), Western Africa (b), southeast Asia (c) and the Guinean Sheild

What region of the world has the most imperiled mammals? Where are the most bird species found? And where are new amphibians being discovered? Indonesia and Malaysia is the answer to the first question; the Amazon, the second; and the Andes, the third. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has used global data on 21,000 mammals, birds, and amphibians to create magnificent maps that highlight missing priorities for conservation.

What region of the world has the most imperiled mammals? Where are the most bird species found? And where are new amphibians being discovered? Indonesia and Malaysia is the answer to the first question; the Amazon, the second; and the Andes, the third. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has used global data on 21,000 mammals, birds, and amphibians to create magnificent maps that highlight missing priorities for conservation.

carbon sink: a natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates and stores some carbon-containing chemical compound for an indefinite period. The process by which carbon sinks remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is known as carbon sequestration. Public awareness of the significance of CO2 sinks has grown since passage of the Kyoto Protocol, which promotes their use as a form of carbon offset. There are also different strategies used to enhance this process.

carbon sink: a natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates and stores some carbon-containing chemical compound for an indefinite period. The process by which carbon sinks remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is known as carbon sequestration. Public awareness of the significance of CO2 sinks has grown since passage of the Kyoto Protocol, which promotes their use as a form of carbon offset. There are also different strategies used to enhance this process.