Carbon

Almost One Thousand Hectares of Cultivated Land, & the Ecosystem Services They Provide, Continue To Be Lost Each Year

11th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Each year almost one thousand hectares of cultivated land continue to be lost, thereby wiping out numerous services delivered by the soil, such as filtering water and storing carbon, which are central for our society’s wellbeing. The National Research Programme “Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource” (NRP… [more]

Mixed Forests: Ecologically & Economically Superior

10th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation. These findings from an international overview study, in which the Technical University of Munich (TUM) participated, are highly relevant for forest science and forest management on a… [more]

Coastal Forest Conservation in Kenya Adds Up: The Result: 117 Hectares of Protected Mangrove Forest

10th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Landscape News. “Enlist the help of hundreds of community volunteers, hire one project coordinator and two security guards, then sell carbon credits. The result: 117 hectares of protected mangrove forest on the south coast of Kenya, which provides a natural barrier against flooding from the Indian Ocean, creates both… [more]

Any Way You Look At It, Biodiversity Is A Sound Investment

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Faunalytics. “…To address these issues and more, The UN composed the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which set twenty major targets. These are also known as the Aichi Targets, named after the Japanese Prefecture. This essay could best be described as an economic cost-benefit analysis of meeting the Aichi Targets.… [more]

Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition To Collaborate with The Nature Conservancy to Protect Industry By Fighting Climate Change

8th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Public New Service.  For shellfish farmers, climate change isn’t a future risk, but a present-day challenge to their industry – and farmers on the West and East coasts are joining forces to fight it. The new Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition is raising awareness about the effects of carbon pollution on the… [more]

New York Times: How Big Forests Solve Global Problems

23rd April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the New York Times. “…Intact forests today total around 11.8 million square kilometers (about 4.6 million square miles), according to estimates by a group of researchers and organizations, including Greenpeace, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute, Transparent World, University of Maryland, World Wildlife Fund of Russia and Wildlife Conservation Society. That’s roughly the… [more]