Seagrass

The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan is Fueling “Most Robust Resurgence of Underwater Grasses in the World” – Washington Post

12th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.  “The Chesapeake Bay restoration plan is fueling the most robust resurgence of underwater grasses and submerged aquatic vegetation in the world, according to a new study. The study credited the growth to a federal and multistate effort to restore the bay’s health, a project that President Trump plans to… [more]

Pollution Regulations Help Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Seagrass Rebound

6th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ScienceNews.  “Underwater grasses are growing back in the Chesapeake Bay. The plants now carpet three times as much real estate as in 1984, thanks to more than 30 years of efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution. This environmental success story shows that regulations put in place to protect the bay’s… [more]

Opinion: It’s Time To Rethink Our Marine Conservation Priorities

1st March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Ensia. “Protecting the health and productivity of our oceans remains one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in the coming century. The future of our climate and food supply depends on it. But much of our efforts are currently misplaced. Instead of focusing on species and habitats potentially doomed… [more]

Coalition December Newsletter

12th December 2017
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

Our December newsletter has been released. Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page. Read the newsletter here.

Assessing the Value of Singapore’s Mangrove Swamps

11th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

  This article was originally published on The Straits Times.  “Is Singapore losing its heritage through redevelopment of buildings and loss of its coastline? It is time to develop a more robust way to assess heritage and ecosystems, to prevent their destruction. The coastline generally associated with Singapore is one of harbours, ships, artificial beaches… [more]

Saving Seagrasses from Dredging – New Research Finds Solutions

16th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve one of the world’s most productive and important ecosystems—seagrass meadows, a new study led by QUT researchers has found. The study, published overnight in Nature Communications, was led by QUT researchers in collaboration with seagrass experts at Edith Cowan and James… [more]