Healthy, biologically diverse ecosystems provide clean water, fresh air, rich soil and a spectrum of other benefits. How can we stop snipping away at this safety net that sustains us? Acknowledging the value of biodiversity and factoring it into economic decisions could be the key to making sure we all survive.
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