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By Gordon Forgey

One-two punch


More than one million species of plants and animals are facing imminent extinction.

This is the crux of a just released United Nations report on biodiversity.

Climate change has a part to play in this alarming prediction, but the real reason, the report concludes, is human activity.

About half a million of these species may survive for just a few decades more. According to the report, these have “insufficient habitat for long-term survival.”

Robert Watson, the study’s chief, told the Associated Press “we are threatening the potential food security, water security, human health and s...

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