water quality: There's a great potential for the problems to occur where people have the least ability to cope with it, said Elena Bennett, who studies ecological systems at McGill University and is one of the paper's 21 co-authors, according to National Observer. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing The team considered three ways in which humans depend on nature. The results, published Thursday in the journal Science, raise troubling questions about who will be able to adapt in a shifting, less dependable world. Many crops around the world are pollinated through healthy insect and bird populations; shorelines are protected from erosion and storm surges by coral reefs and coastal marshes; and water quality is protected by filtering swamps and wetlands. Elsewhere, however, people still rely on nature. In some places, those benefits are provided through technology such as flood infrastructure or water treatment, or simply by buying food on the global market instead of growing it locally. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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