Water

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]

Forest Loss Leads to Local Climate Change Effect in Borneo

4th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Landscape News.  “If you have ever perspired under the sun in the tropics and then experienced the welcome crispness of the shade offered by the leafy boughs of a tree, the focus of a new study by scientists at the University of Queensland and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences clearly linking forest loss… [more]

Philadelphia Will Use Mussels As Natural Water-Treatment Plants in National First

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

This article was originally published on Phys.org “In a first for the nation, Philadelphia officials have launched the first city-owned mussel hatchery as part of an effort to improve water quality in the Delaware River Basin. WHYY’s PlanPhilly reports the city and five organizations committed Tuesday to create the hatchery and raise millions of baby… [more]

Resurrecting the Riverkeepers: Freshwater Mussels

4th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on bioGraphic. “…North America hosts the richest variety of freshwater mussels in the world, and the epicenter for this biodiversity is in the southeastern United States. In surveys, biologists have found more species in a few square meters of the Tennessee River than are found in all of Europe. The… [more]

Instead of More Dams, Communities Turn to Reusing Wastewater

2nd May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “With the era of dam building coming to an end in much of the developed world, places such as California and Australia are turning to local and less expensive methods to deal with water scarcity, including recycling wastewater, capturing stormwater, and recharging aquifers.  When California’s Orange… [more]

Working to Protect Myanmar’s Natural Wealth

1st May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on WWF. “…He, for example, wants investors to know nature matters so they think twice before funding projects to build roads through pristine forests that are home to tigers, elephants and other iconic wildlife. Or funding poorly-constructed hydropower dams in rivers that are the source of drinking water for hundreds… [more]