Latest Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability Stories
What people take from nature – water, food, timber, inspiration, relaxation – are so abundant, it seems self-evident. Until you try to quantitatively understand how and to what extent they contribute to humans.
Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long-term study shows.
Besides helping each other plant and harvest, rural Chinese neighbors also influence each otherâ€™s environmental behavior â€“ farmers are more likely to reenroll their land in a conservation program if they talk to their neighbors about it.
Since the 1950s, sustainability in northern hardwood forests was achieved by chopping down trees in small clumps to naturally make room for new ones to spring up.
Study of Chinese citizens says jobs more important than salary when it comes to pro-environmental behavior.
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