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Mostafa Kamal Tolba , Maurice strong and Ismail Serageldin


It is now widely appreciated that protecting the environment is an important activity and that environmental services are frequently only dimly perceived and inadequately understood. From insect pollinators of most flowering plants to the flood-prevention functions of forests these services are beginning to be understood and we now value the environment for more than the raw materials that it can provide through mining or agriculture. Continue Reading...

Ismail Serageldin
Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina(BA)

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Ron's Corner University of Pittsburgh, World Health Organization
  • In one hour more sunlight falls on the earth than what is used by the entire population in one year.

  • One in four mammals is at risk of extinction – 78% of marine mammals are threatened by accidental deaths such as getting caught in fishing nets intended for other species.

  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a swirling vortex of waste and debris in the Pacific Ocean. This area is twice the size of the continental US and is believed to hold almost 100 million tons of garbage.

  • One ton of carbon dioxide released into the air can be avoided by replacing 75-watt bulbs with energy efficient bulbs.

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