The Grasslands of the Great Plains Are Being Destroyed at an ‘Alarming Rate’

Read the full story at Pacific Standard.

Temperate grassland ecosystems are being destroyed around the world, largely due to conversion to agricultural land driven by the need to provide food and fuel for the exploding human population.

A study published in August found that, despite popular belief to the contrary, grassy biomes such as grasslands and savannas harbor just as much biodiversity as rainforests — and they’re being destroyed at an even quicker pace.

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