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Environment Update
High Seas Conservation Treaty Advances
Sixty-six percent of the planet's marine environment has been significantly altered by human activity, a recent report shows. This week, the U.N. is negotiating toward a treaty to ensure protections for our international waters.
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How Marine Protected Areas Safeguard the High Seas
The high seas make up nearly two-thirds of our ocean and are home to wildlife found nowhere else. Marine protected areas can preserve this biodiversity, maintain ecosystem balance, and even build resilience to climate change.
MAKING THE CASE
It's Time to Fix Our Parks, Americans Say
Eighty-two percent of Americans say Congress should invest in addressing our national parks' nearly $12 billion repair backlog. Plus: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters believe the park service lacks adequate funds to maintain its sites.
SURVEY RESULTS
Public Lands Threatened by New Federal Plan
More than 4 million acres of Oregon public land are at risk of losing protections under a draft U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan. See why these treasures—from wildlife to clean water sources—are worth preserving.
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FACT OF THE MATTER
2.6 million hectares
Amount of land covered by Canada's newest protected area
Photos: See what's at stake
IN THE MEDIA
Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Poll: Huge Public Support for Investing in National Parks
PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE
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