Water

“Investors Are Now Screening Business For A Social Purpose”

25th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Farm Online.  “Investors are now screening business for a social purpose and their interest in sustainability goes further where agriculture is concerned. Environmental economist James Bentley, from National Australia Bank, used that fact as one of many arguments for Australia’s beef industry to move towards scientific and collaborative measurement… [more]

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]

Melbourne’s Water Supply At Risk Due to ‘Collapse’ of Forests Caused by Logging

18th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Melbourne’s water supply is at risk because decades of logging and forest loss from large bushfires has triggered the imminent collapse of the mountain ash forests in Victoria’s central highlands, ecologists have said. The Victorian government was warned of the likelihood of ecosystem collapse by Australian National University researches… [more]

Nature is Our Strongest Ally in Ensuring Global Water Security

15th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The European Sting.  “Cape Town has many identities, including tourist mecca, economic hub and biodiversity hotspot. But its newest identity as poster child for the global water crisis might eclipse the rest. The city’s extraordinary efforts may keep its taps flowing – for now – but the emergency is… [more]

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]

A Balkan Dam Boom Imperils Europe’s Wildest Rivers

9th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

  This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “The Balkan Peninsula, one of Europe’s most undeveloped regions, is facing a wave of thousands of hydroelectric projects that would block pristine, free-flowing rivers and cause major environmental damage. Local residents and conservationists are fighting back. Day and night, visitors to the mountain village of… [more]