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ecosystem

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  • n  a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

  • All the while, the decline of Earth's ecosystems has continued unabated.
  • An ecosystem's intricate, interdependent webs of life are hard to restore once they have become frayed.
  • As these ecosystems go down, we are losing perhaps 30,000 species of animals and plants a year, out of perhaps 10 million total species, even though we still deeply rely on at .
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  • Sergey Brin in International Herald Tribune
    What we want is a diverse and vibrant ecosystem,Google co-founder Sergey Brin told reporters Tuesday during Chrome's unveiling. "We want several browsers that are viable and substantial choices."
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger in CBC.ca
    I see on TV the birds drenched in oil, the fishermen out of work, the massive oil slick [in the Gulf of Mexico] destroying our precious ecosystem,Schwarzenegger said. "That will not happen in California."
  • Rod Coronado in Christian Science Monitor
    Elected officials representing the East Coast, from the Chesapeake Bay, to the beaches of the Carolinas, to Florida's Atlantic coastline, remain deeply concerned about the impact of oil both within the Gulf ecosystem and within the fragile,... Steny Hoyer http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steny_Hoyer&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFFuM7epmOE2OM6E99auVIs7Arc4g Baltimore Sun http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-md-hoyer-asks-obama,0,1302767.storylink%3Ftrack%3Drss&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHstOL9Vf0DZzIpsRMderJs4kGfHA Jun 23, 2010 31506 40591 ecoterrorism I was from a different generation, where we believed there was a hard-line difference between ecoterrorism and civil disobedience," Coronado tells Kuipers. "I hadn't really taken into account how this government's new antiterrorism...

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