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Half of Earth's ice-free land remains unaltered by humans and can still be protected with swift conservation measures, study shows

About half of Earth's ice-free land remains unaltered by humans and can still be protected with swift conservation measures, a new study shows. US researchers compared four recent global maps showing the conversion of natural lands to 'anthropogenic land' – land that has been exploited by humans.   Encouragingly, about half, or somewhere between 48 and 56 percent, of the world's land that is not covered with ice shows 'low' influence of humans. Read more...

 

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