Canada: The boreal forest: ours to preserve

Montreal Gazette: Until very recently, forests, freshwater lakes and plant and animal life were rarely thought of in terms of their worth to the world's well-being, or even survival. Nature, it was grandly and wrongly assumed, could take anything we threw at it: pollution, garbage, even global warming. That attitude is changing, and not a moment too soon. As glaciers melt, deserts spread and freshwater bodies dry up, conservationists and economists alike have started to put a dollar figure on nature's irreplaceable......

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