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Earth's 'vital signs' in bad shape: report

Date : 13th September 2007, Source : Reuters

DALLAS (Reuters) - More wood was removed from forests in 2005 than ever before, one of many troubling environmental signs highlighted on Thursday in the Worldwatch Institute's annual check of the planet's health. The Washington-based think tank's "Vital Signs 2007-2008" report points to global patterns ranging from rising meat consumption to Asian economic growth it says are linked to the broader problem of climate change. "I think climate change is the most urgent challenge we have ever faced," said Erik Assadourian, director of the Vital Signs project.

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