CONSERVATION ISSUES

Conservation issues are a growing concern for most scientists. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction. Conservation issues include the protection of trees, animals and wetlands.
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Riverkeeper Protects Hudson River and Works to Improve New York City's Drinking Water

A riverkeeper protects the Hudson River in this article. Find out how a riverkeeper helps protect the Hudson River.

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  • 5 Ideas for Doubling the World's Food Supply

    5 Ideas for Doubling the World's Food Supply

    With the world's population expanding and its arable land shrinking, how in the world are we going to have enough food to feed everyone? Here are five ways. See more »

  • Can seed banks save threatened plants?

    Can seed banks save threatened plants?

    A post-apocalypse trip to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to retrieve the seeds that will save humanity may seem like good fodder for a movie. But seed banks have important work to do right now. See more »

  • Can we replant the planet's rainforests?

    Can we replant the planet's rainforests?

    Saving the rainforest used to be about protesting the number of trees that were cut down. But some researchers propose that reforestation could combat habitat loss and animal extinction. Can we really bring a decimated rainforest back to life? See more »

  • Do invasive species pollute the gene pools of other species?

    Do invasive species pollute the gene pools of other species?

    Since the Age of Discovery, we've been toting plants and animals to parts of the world where they don't belong. While most transplants die, some become invasive. How can these newcomers lead to breakneck-pace evolution? See more »

  • How Barrier Islands Work

    How Barrier Islands Work

    You've probably been spending your summers visiting a barrier island or two and you don't even know it! From Atlantic City to Miami Beach barrier islands are popular vacation spots and amazing ecosystems. Go exploring. See more »

  • How Desertification Works

    How Desertification Works

    Technology has brought us an unprecedented ability to maximize crop yields, even in drier climates. But we can take too much from the land. What's the worst that could happen? See more »

  • How does biodiversity help an ecosystem?

    How does biodiversity help an ecosystem?

    Variety isn't just the spice of life; it's the currency of all well-functioning ecosystems great and small. What happens that currency is in trouble? See more »

  • How Rainforests Work

    How Rainforests Work

    This article will take you into the tropical rainforest to see what makes it such a bountiful environment for plants and animals. Plus, find out why the rainforests are in danger and look at some of the ways this affects humans. See more »

  • How soon will we run out of food?

    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? See more »

  • How the Georgia Aquarium Works

    How the Georgia Aquarium Works

    The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium. How did they build habitats for all the animals, and what does it take to keep them fed and healthy? Find out about the aquarium and learn about the animals that call it home. See more »

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