Fluoride Action Network

15 conservation issues to watch

Source: Mongabay | March 14th, 2011 | By Jeremy Hance
Location: International


… “Our aim was to identify technological advances, environmental changes, novel ecological interactions and changes in society that could have substantial impacts on the conservation of biological diversity […] whether beneficial or detrimental,” the authors write in the paper. Experts originally came up with 71 possible issues and then whittled it down to the 15 most important—and least known…

THE ISSUES (in alphabetic order)

… Greenhouse gases: Nitrogen triflouride and Sulfuryl fluoride: Nitrogen trifluoride, a by-product of manufacturing plasma screens, and Sulfuryl fluoride a crop fumigant to preserve produce are two rising, and incredibly potent, greenhouse gases. Sulfuryl fluoride is 4,780 times more potent than carbon while Nitrogen trifluoride is estimated to be 17,000 times more potent than carbon, both estimated over 100 year timeframe.

The issues on the list:

Acid rain from nitrogen 
Biodiversity loss denial
Climate agreement uncertainty
Dairy consumption in Asia
Earthworm invasion
Genetic modifications to mosquitoes
Greenhouse gases: Nitrogen triflouride and Sulfuryl fluoride
Hydraulic fracturing
Lithium mining
Ocean domestication
Perfluorinated compounds
Productivity in the Arctic
Rinderpest (cattle disease)
• Soil questions
• Undercutting parks

*Read the full article online at https://news.mongabay.com/2011/03/15-conservation-issues-to-watch/