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biodiversity

the variety of plant and animal life in a particular area. Environmentalists have expressed concern about the extent to which ECONOMIC GROWTH, in particular modern methods of farming, forestry and manufacturing, has reduced biodiversity, with some plant and animal species becoming rare or extinct. See POLLUTION.
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Several other biodiverse cities - Medellin in Colombia, Iquitos in Peru, Brunei, Kunming in China, and Mumbai - are contenders for a position in the top five.
The online encyclopedia is organized into themes including Art and Design, History and Culture, Science and Technology, Mysteries of the Universe, A Biodiverse Planet, World Cultures, and The American Experience.
Shot in Huasteca, one of the most biodiverse regions of Mexico.
The environmentally friendly area features tree-lined boardwalks, rain gardens and other biodiverse vegetation.
Services such as clean water for us and wildlife; healthy air, sequestering carbon, as yet undiscovered medical benefits, and, not the least, the deep peace that is found in wild places such as these biodiverse forests.
It is designed both to offer a survey of biodiversity in marine environments on the subcontinent, and to assist researchers and policy-makers in meeting three of the biodiversity targets in the Nagoya agreement on biodiversity in 2010: avoiding overfishing, minimizing ocean acidification, and conservation of 10% of the most biodiverse ecosystems that actively process waste, support fisheries, and so on.
Phylomer peptides are derived from biodiverse natural sequences, which have been selected by evolution to form stable structures that can bind tightly, and specifically to disease associated target proteins, both inside and outside cells.
It has the second largest coral reef system in the world, and it has some of the most biodiverse marine life, like the manatee population and almost every species of fish you can imagine.
Did you know, for example: that with a uniquely biodiverse landscape--with nature reserves, parks and gardens--the Greater London National Park (still only an idea
Some property owners convert less visible sections of their yards into biodiverse bee lawns.
The species discoveries affirm the Greater Mekong as one of the world's richest and most biodiverse regions," said Thomas Gray, manager of WWF-Greater Mekong's Species Program.
a putatively highly-endemic and biodiverse group of flukes little studied in Alabama.
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