One-third of the world’s protected areas face ‘shocking’ human impact

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2.3 million square miles — or around twice the size of Alaska — of protected areas around the world face human pressure from activities like road building, urbanization, or grazing, according to a new study. Lead author Kendall Jones, a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland, said in a statement, “We found major road infrastructure such as highways, industrial agriculture, and even entire cities occurring inside the boundaries of places supposed to be set aside for nature conservation… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Vegetarian diets could help avert one-third of early deaths, new research finds

Plant-based diets might be more beneficial than we thought. New calculations from Harvard University scientists revealed one third of early deaths might be avoided if people started eating vegetarian diets.

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