Human Health

Government Dialogue Best Practice: Australian Best Practice On Valuing Victoria’s Parks

13th November 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment,Featured

The organization/ department in brief The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is a state government agency in Victoria, Australia. DELWP brings together Victoria’s planning, local government, environment, energy, suburban development, forests, emergency management, climate change and water functions into a single department to strengthen connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.… [more]

Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting

25th October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “Rising global temperatures are altering climatic zones around the planet, with consequences for food and water security, local economies, and public health. Here’s a stark look at some of the distinct features that are already on the move. As human-caused emissions change the planet’s atmosphere, and… [more]

World Hunger Has Risen For Three Straight Years, & Climate Change is a Cause

23rd October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual food security report. The total number of people who face chronic food deprivation has increased by 15 million since 2016. Some 821 million people now face food insecurity, raising numbers to the same level as almost… [more]

Louisville, Kentucky Launches A “Controlled Study of Nature as a Medical Intervention”

17th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “The U.S. city of Louisville, Kentucky isn’t known as a hotbed of environmental action and innovation, but that could change as it has recently become home to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between environmentalists, city leaders and public health professionals. The Green Heart Project, funded in part by the United… [more]

Wildfires Are Polluting Rivers and Threatening Water Supplies

3rd October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360. “As wildfires become more frequent and destructive in a warming world, they are increasingly leaving in their wake debris and toxic runoff that are polluting rivers and fouling water supplies. Some municipalities are having to upgrade their water treatment methods to counter the new danger. …As hotter… [more]

Worms, Water Fleas & Bacteria Could Bring Clean Water to Remote Areas

21st September 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Earthworms and tiny water fleas could help deliver clean water to billions of people living in remote areas of the world by eating up sewage and other pollution. An estimated 2.3 billion people around the globe are without basic sanitation, while 844 million do not have access to clean water, despite… [more]