Latest ecosystem services Stories
Removing nitrogen from the environment "the natural way" by creating a wetland is a long-term, nutrient-removal solution, more cost effective than upgrading a wastewater treatment plant, but it isn't necessarily socially beneficial to offer landowners multiple payments for the environmental services that flow from such wetlands
Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature’s resources.
While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf, says a new report from the National Research Council.
The British landscape is not being used to its best advantage according to a new report from environmental economists from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
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.
Researchers have developed a comprehensive map telling the story of human impact on the Great Lakes and identifying how "environmental stressors" are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world's fresh water.
While science has often focused on big-scale, global climate change research, a study recently released in the journal Bioscience suggests that long-term, integrated and site-specific research is needed to understand how climate change affects multiple components of ecosystem structure and function, sometimes in surprising ways.
To be successful, nature conservation measures must account for the complexity of the human impact and how nature responds to them, at different spatial and temporal scales.
In Southeast Asia, the island of Borneo is home to one of the world’s most diverse rainforests, but its natural resources are under threat. Information from satellites is being used to evaluate the impact of the island’s future development.
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