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To Save Nature, We Must Protect 30 Percent of U.S. Ocean

Long before she alerted the world to the danger of the pesticide DDT, marine biologist Rachel Carson wrote in her book, The Sea Around Us, “It is a...

But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”

  • Alexandra Carter, Katherine So, and Miriam Goldstein
  • Center for American Progress

Today, in the face of a mass extinction of the plants, animals, and microorganisms that keep our air clean, our water pure, and our food supplies plentiful, her words ring even truer.

The planet has lost 60 percent of its wildlife since 1970.

Two-thirds of wetlands have disappeared, and nearly 33 percent of reef-forming…

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