Disease

Climate Change, Water & the Spread of Diseases: Connecting The Dots

18th September 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “A half-century ago, concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience. This was clear from books like the Silent Spring published in 1962, and The Limits to Growth published 10 years later. These works influenced environmental activism at the time. They also… [more]

US Wildfire Smoke Deaths Could Double to 40,000 by 2100

11th September 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century, according to new research. A new study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on human health finds continued increases in wildfire activity in the continental United States due… [more]

Forest Products Sector Guide: Case Study for Hancock Natural Resource Group

24th July 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

  The company in brief Hancock Natural Resource Group, a global farmland and timberland investment portfolio development and management company, actively manages the Muckleshoot Federal Corporation forest, known as Tomanamus. Muckleshoot Federal Corporation owns approximately 95,000 acres of forest lands in western Washington. The Muckleshoot forest lands are surrounded by neighboring land owners such as the State… [more]

Pathogenic Marine Bacteria “Reduced by 50% when Seagrass Meadows Are Present”

6th July 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Cool Green Science. “It was a rough bout of illness while she and her colleagues were studying corals in Indonesia that first focused Nature Conservancy NatureNet Science Fellow Joleah Lamb’s attention on the disease-mitigating possibilities of seagrass meadows. “When our entire research team became ill,” says Lamb, “we wanted… [more]

Fatal Disease Plaguing Bats in Tennessee Putting Agriculture at Risk

2nd July 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on WKRN.com “A fatal disease is plaguing Tennessee’s bats, which in turn is putting agriculture at risk.  White Nose Syndrome is a growing concern for Tennessee’s wildlife officials. Finding ways to control the fungus is a top priority, as agriculture plays a vital role in Tennessee’s economy.  When accounting for… [more]

Smarter Metrics Will Help Fix Our Food System

8th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on nature News & Comment. Think less about bigger crop yields, and more about better lives, says Pavan Sukhdev, as more-comprehensive evaluation techniques are unveiled. “Today’s food systems are broken. Our diets are the leading cause of disease. Some 800 million people worldwide still suffer from hunger, while more than 2… [more]