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Yale study finds ecosystems resilient

The Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Science recently released a report finding that polluted and damaged ecosystems have the potential to recover within a lifetime (average of 46 years), or even as little as a decade. Researchers studied 240 sites affected by both natural and human-induced disturbances and concluded that, with adequate restoration and cleanup work, even a heavily polluted ecosystem can revitalize itself. The study suggests that the level of degradation may be irrelevant to the duration of its recovery.

(via The Dirt)


June 11, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , ,

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