Climate change and limited water resources are taking a toll on the habitat of endangered plants, but Georgia conservationists are taking a fresh approach to the problem. GPB's Grant Blankeship filed this report.
Last Christmas, Matthew Bamsey was in Antarctica with a giant item on his wish list.
As a systems engineer at the German Aerospace Center, Bamsey was hoping the greenhouse he had helped design would arrive at Neumayer Station III, Antarctica, around Dec. 25. His gift was a bit late — icy weather delayed the greenhouse's arrival until Jan. 3, but he didn't mind. After three years of preparation, it was fine that it got there eventually.
Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to scientists and researchers who produced a sweeping U.N. report on how humanity's burgeoning growth is putting the world's biodiversity at perilous risk.