China: Drought Devastating for Central Region

5 Beijing, Jun 4. -The Environmental Protection Ministry on Friday confirmed the negative impact of the long drought on biodiversity and natural resources in the central region. Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie described as devastating the consequences of the drought on the quality of water in major lakes of the area, such as the Poyang, Dongting and Honghu.

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Loss of Biodiversity Leads to Infectious Diseases

4 Washington, Dec 3. -The loss of biodiversity alters ecosystems and helps contagious diseases to spread, according to a study published in the latest issue of Nature. According to Felicia Keesing of Bard College in the United States and her co-authors, the disappearance of animals and plants tends to be accompanied by a larger incidence of infections, such as occurred

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Cuban Experts Favor Biodiversity Protection

4 Havana, Jun 5. -The proportion of biodiversity lost since 2002 to date has increased 1,000 times, according to Teresa Borges, from the Environmental Directorate (DMA), attached to the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA). The expert noted the need to fight that problem, which affects humankind, an inherent part of biological biodiversity, on the World Environment

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Gulf Oil Spill Effects Awesome

3 Mexico, May 24. -Extensive damage to biodiversity and livelihood may be expected if the gushing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico reaches Mexican coasts, says National Committee on the Study and Conservation of Biodiversity (CONABIO). Biologist Jose Sarukhan, coordinator of the National Committee on the Study and Conservation of Biodiversity (CONABIO) said the worst toll would be for

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