Enabling Environment

Natural Capital Week 2018

3rd August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

In November 2018 (26 – 30), leading organizations in the natural capital space will convene in Paris for a week of events, discussions and networking. See below for details of events, partners, and how to attend. More information and detailed agendas to follow. Natural Capital Policy Forum Who: WAVES, Government Dialogue, Natural Capital Coalition Registration:… [more]

Study: Not All Corals Respond the Same to Changes in Climate

3rd August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org “New research shows that not all corals respond the same to changes in climate. The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study looked at the sensitivity of two types of corals found in Florida and the Caribbean and found that one of them—mountainous… [more]

The Conservation of Abundance in Nonthreatened Species

2nd August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Conservation Biology. “Abstract: Human modification of the environment is driving declines in population size and distributional extent of much of the world’s biota. These declines extend to many of the most abundant and widespread species, where proportionally small declines can result in the loss of vast numbers of individuals, biomass,… [more]

IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment Nearing Completion

2nd August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was originally released by IPBES. Highlights: Report will be the first comprehensive global overview of state of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services since 2005 3rd (and final) author meeting this week in Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairs announced of new IPBES assessments on values and the sustainable use of wild species Frankfurt, Germany… [more]

A Makeover for Milkweed, for the Sake of Butterflies

2nd August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.  “For generations, North American farmers have despised milkweed and done their best to rid their lands of it. “I hate to have milkweed in my strawberry field,” Nathalie Leonard says from her farm by the Quebec village of Lac-du-Cerf.So why does she have 60 acres of… [more]

Scientists Incorporate Ecological Processes to Streamline Agricultural Wastewater Treatment

2nd August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “The quest to develop greener and more affordable methods to treat wastewater has taken a new, innovative twist. A team of international scientists, led by water engineering experts from the University of Exeter, has pioneered an innovative new method to incorporate ecological processes to allow ‘green’ water treatment… [more]