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Conservation in the Anthropocene Age – David Hall

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 16th, 2016.

There are shadows hanging over Conservation Week, writes policy researcher David Hall, the biggest one caused by the scale of humanity’s effect on the natural world. An excerpt (read in full): Last month the Anthropocene Working Group voted to acknowledge that a new geological epoch began around the time of ‘the Great Acceleration’ in the […]

Defining the human era – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 11th, 2016.

The world has entered into a new geological era — the Anthropocene — marked by human impact on the environment, according to an international team of scientists. The case for a new epoch was made in an article published in Science, in which the authors detailed the geological and environmental evidence for humans creating a […]

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