Rights of Nature Would Restrain Humankind’s Ravenous Appetite

Humans have been able to evolve and advance because the natural world provides the conditions and resources that make growth possible. But rampant consumption and runaway expansion inside a finite system eventually leads to collapse.

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Compared to Its Neighbors, R.I.’s Rare Species Lack Protection

“If you’re buying and selling rare species, there’s probably a law against it,” said David Gregg, executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey. “But in terms of bulldozing it … I don't think there are many protections.”

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Mako Shark Protection Arrives; Rebuild Could Take 50 Years

Atlantic shortfin mako sharks are the world’s fastest-swimming shark, but with 4,750 metric tons of the species being pulled from the world's oceans annually it wasn't going to be able to outrace the threat of extinction.

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