Pollution

Beavers Do Dam Good Work Cleaning Water, Research Reveals

22nd May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Beavers could help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research shows. The study, undertaken by scientists at the University of Exeter using a captive beaver trial run by the Devon Wildlife Trust, has demonstrated the significant impact the animals have… [more]

Natural Capital & the Poor in England: Towards An Environmental Justice Analysis of Ecosystem Services in a High Income Country

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Landscape and Urban Planning Highlights Social inequality is evident in the distribution of a wide range of natural capital. Severity of deprivation is highest on average in coastal districts. Further understanding of the social distribution of the benefits generated by natural capital is required. This can inform land planning and management… [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]

Polluting Our Soils is Polluting Our Future

8th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  “Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. Soils affect the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, our health and the health of all organisms on the… [more]

Nine Out Of 10 People Breathing Polluted Air Says World Health Organization

2nd May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually. Fresh data from the UN health body showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air… [more]

Freshwater Ecosystems Filter Pollutants Before they Reach Oceans

1st May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Whether through carbon dioxide emissions or nutrient pollution from fertilizers used in agriculture, human activities have a profound impact on ecosystems—often throwing them out of balance. By adding excess nutrients to crops, some are very likely to end up in rivers, lakes and streams. But not all of… [more]