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Humans have now carved up the Earth’s wilderness into 600,000 little pieces

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The Washington Post Scientists Thursday provided a global quantification of one of the most pervasive, but least recognized, ways that humans are marring the coherence of the natural world — by building endless numbers of roads. Story here. A logging road in the UK.  Richard Webb

Aimed at Refugees, Fences Are Threatening European Wildlife

environment360 A flood of migrants from the Middle East and Africa has prompted governments in the Balkans to erect hundreds of miles of border fences. Scientists say the expanding network of barriers poses a serious threat to wildlife, especially wide-ranging animals such as bears and wolves. Story here.