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Keeping Options Alive

The scientific basis for the conservation of biodiversity

Not since the Cretaceous era ended some 65 million years ago have losses been so rapid and great. If the trend continues, one quarter of the world's species may be gone by 2050....

Wasting Assets

Natural Resources in the National Income Accounts

Using Indonesia's timber, petroleum, and soils as examples, this report tests and applies a methodology for integrating natural resource depletion into a revised national accounting system that can more accurately reflect economic reality....

World Resources 1986

An assessment of the resource base that supports the global economy

The inaugural 1986 edition features a special chapter on multiple pollutants and forest decline and focuses attention on a number of important issues.

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