Water

Drought, Groundwater Loss Sinks California Land At Alarming Rate

7th September 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “The San Joaquin Valley in central California, like many other regions in the western United States, faces drought and ongoing groundwater extraction, happening faster than it can be replenished. And the land is sinking as a result—by up to a half-meter annually according to a new Cornell University study… [more]

Nature Based Solutions ‘Helping Vulnerable Communities to Face Double Threat of Flooding & Drought

5th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Across Asia, man-made structures have stood powerless to avert tragedy after tragedy during 2018’s rainy season. Hundreds remain missing in Laos following the collapse of the partially built Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric dam, which followed relentless rainfall. Elsewhere, more than 300 people have been confirmed dead after the worst downpours in… [more]

First Nation People Fight for Both Land & Culture in the Face of Climate Change

4th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Gooraman Swamp is dry. The leaves of the stately River Red Gums that dot the area are parched and limp.The drought and irrigators upstream on the Murray-Darling Basin are taking their toll on this wetland. But it is not just the environmental impact of climate change on his country that… [more]

Plants React to Drought by Closing Stomata & Absorbing Significantly Less C02

3rd September 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Hot and dry periods, such as this summer in Europe, appear to change the composition of the atmosphere. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research and NOAA discovered a ‘signal’ in the composition of CO2 in the atmosphere that is caused by the reaction of the vegetation to drought. Various… [more]

‘No Grass’: Europe’s Livestock Sector Stricken by Drought

31st August 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Our cows have been living off hay cut in June, there isn’t any grass,” says Jean-Guillaume Hannequin, a farmer in eastern France, who like his counterparts across much of northern Europe is wondering how he will feed his animals this winter. Mediterranean countries long ago adapted their farming… [more]

Anglian Water Constructs “Vibrant” Norfolk Wetland That Acts As An Oasis For Biodiversity & Filters A Million Litres of Water a Day

28th August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Eastern Daily Press.  “A pioneering £500,000 project to construct a new wetland which protects a fragile river from waste water pollution could become a template for more of these natural “filters” – with huge biodiversity benefits.  A vibrant new wetland has burst into life in Norfolk’s summer sunshine –… [more]