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Conservation is a growing concern in the field of science. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction.
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While some endangered species respond well to breeding programs, others, like pandas, aren't as effective. How do we decide which animals to focus on, and what does it mean to be a flagship species?

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How soon will we run out of food?

In 2008, a food crisis left many people worldwide with empty stomachs. Most places have rebounded since then but, according to the U.N.’s World Food Programme, one out of every eight people is undernourished. Are we all eventually headed toward famine?

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