Enabling Environment

When Nature Runs Wild, the Results Can Be Spectacular

19th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on National Geographic.  “In a sleepy corner of southern England, a revolution is taking place. For centuries, Knepp Castle’s 3,500-acre estate was devoted to intensive arable and dairy farming. But in 2001, Isabella Tree and her husband, Charlie Burrell, whose family has owned the property since the late eighteenth century, decided… [more]

Overuse of Agricultural Chemicals on China’s Small Farms Harms Health, Environment & Bottom Lines

19th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too small to be environmentally sustainable, a new study has found. The research – conducted by a team from the Universities of Melbourne, Zhejiang, Fudan,… [more]

Local Interventions Boost Coral’s Resilience to Bleaching

19th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Local conservation actions, like rounding up predatory snails, can significantly boost the resilience of corals to climate-induced bleaching, according to a study led by Duke University researchers. The study, published June 18 in Nature Ecology & Evolution, comes at a time when scientists are deeply divided over whether local… [more]

Basement Preservationists: Can Hobbyists Save Rare Fish from Extinction?

19th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of vertebrates on earth. Now, networks of home-based aquarists are trying to save some of the most threatened species, keeping them alive in basement aquariums in the hope they might someday be reintroduced into the wild.  In August 1940,… [more]

Leaving the Paris Climate Deal “Will Cost the U.S. Trillions of Dollars”, Estimate Stanford Researchers

18th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Vice News.  “When President Trump announced the U.S. was leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, he promised to save trillions of dollars in climate-related spending. But a year after his historic decision, Trump’s promise could become a costs nightmare. Instead of savings, data published in the journal Nature shows that Trump’s… [more]

Valuing Traditional Ecological Knowledge & Indigenous Wisdom

18th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Medium.  “To overcome — once and for all — the false separation between nature and culture requires us to acknowledge that learning from human ingenuity and long-term adaptations to particular environments is also learning from nature. Among indigenous peoples there is a long tradition of solving human problems by learning from other species… [more]