Medicine

Innovative Plan to Save World’s Reefs from Extinction Launched

21st August 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

  This article was originally published on World Travel & Tourism Council. “A global plan to save coral reefs from being totally wiped out by climate change, pollution and poor fishing practices was launched recently at The Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali. The initiative, called 50 Reefs, brings together a coalition of leading ocean,… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Novartis

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Novartis is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by both market cap and sales. Novartis develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products, providing solutions for patients worldwide. The company operates in the segments of innovative pharmaceuticals, eyecare, generics, vaccines/diagnostics and consumer health. Why a… [more]

Almost 2,000 New Species of Plant Were Discovered in 2016, But Many Already Face Extinction

18th May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the BBC. “Almost 2,000 new species of plant have been discovered in the past year, according to a report by The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Many have potential as food crops, medicines or sources of timber. However, scientists say some of the newly-discovered plants are already at risk… [more]

South Indian Frog Oozes Molecule that Inexplicably Decimates Flu Viruses

26th April 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ars Technica.  “From the slimy backs of a South Indian frog comes a new way to blast influenza viruses. A compound in the frog’s mucus—long known to have germ-killing properties—can latch onto flu virus particles and cause them to burst apart, researchers report in Immunity. The peptide is a… [more]