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The Preservation Predicament

Is the preservation of biologically rich landscapes a losing battle? Some scientist fear that with an era of changing climates our best efforts to protect these areas may be just a waste of time. As global warming continues to contribute to higher water temperature and the rise of sea level, current efforts on the way to maintain salmon runs in Pacific Northwest streams, restoration of fresh water flow of the Everglades and the preservation of some fragile coastal barrier islands are being reconsidered. Uncertainty surrounding the rate of climate change is making it more difficult to determine what is the best course of action.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has estimated sea levels may rise as much as two feet by the end of the century. If that is the case, Dan Kimball, superintendent of Everglades National Park, says that up to 50 percent of the Everglades’s fresh water marsh “would be transformed into a salt water system.” But, he said, restoring the fresh water flow might “create a fresh water barrier, hopefully, and keep the rising seas at bay.”

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Organic usually means that it has no prversvatiees, or made using no chemicals, pesticides, that sort of thing. That means that it is more likely to be fresh. The drawbacks are that they cannot be made in large quantities unless they sell quickly. If they don't sell quickly, they can spoil. Therefore, organic products are made in smaller batches, leading to higher prices. Whether or not organic food is better is up to you. Give up your cash or your health.


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