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Antarctic Importance

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Results of a new survey in the Antarctic seas have just been released, showing that more than any other region in the world, the Antarctic contains the most amount of species and overal biodiversity on the planet.

The survey recorded 1,224 species in 50 different biological classes. The team discovered five new species and one genus – the biological category that is higher than species – that was new to science.

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Visited ASeed

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While much of Amsterdam was outside enjoying yes another day of sunny spring weather, I ventured over to the zoo neighborhood to visit with Nina at the ASeed offices.  Aseed is a nongovernmental organization that focuses on issues related to agriculture in Europe and throughout the world. My interest in meeting them today was to discuss the soy industry and what is going on in terms of who is doing most of the soy growing and what is its effect on the environment and society in general.… Read Full Text