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Pollution Identified As One of Five Key Drivers Of Biodiversity Loss

A new report from the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) has listed pollution has one of five direct drivers of change in nature with the largest relative global impacts so far. Compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries, the report concludes that extinction rates are accelerating, with about one million species at risk. The five direct drivers are: (1) changes in land and sea use; (2) direct exploitation of organisms; (3) climate change; (4) pollution and (5) invasive alien species.

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