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2012-06-22 11:59:49

How much is a stream worth?

2012-06-21 20:37:36

University of Southampton researchers are pioneering a new way of measuring and monitoring the impact of industrial and agricultural development on the environment.

2012-06-18 13:31:57

There is a shared recognition that conventional indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) are failing to capture the scope countries' wealth.

Street Lights Affect Delicate Ecosystems
2012-05-24 04:26:42

Civilization has long been derided for intruding upon the habitats of wild animals, and even man’s smaller neighbors have been affected by the wheels of progress.

2012-03-27 20:34:57

Concluding a four-year global consultation, international experts have agreed on key efforts needed to reduce the on-going loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services.

Image 1 - Following A Watershed's Winding Path To Sustainability
2012-03-11 07:17:32

Cherokee Marsh, it's called, this sunken enclave surrounded by cattails and bulrushes. The marsh is a mere dot on a map of the state of Wisconsin, but its importance reaches far beyond the wetland's edge.

2012-01-20 11:02:11

Biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world.

2012-01-19 11:27:07

A new paper published today in Nature reveals that human land use activity has begun to change the regional water and energy cycles - the interplay of air coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, water transpiration by the forest, and solar radiation - of parts of the Amazon basin.

Diverse Ecosystems Are Crucial Climate Change Buffer
2012-01-13 04:37:10

Preserving diverse plant life will be crucial to buffer the negative effects of climate change and desertification in the world's drylands, according to a new landmark study.

2012-01-12 14:37:24

Land areas that are a priority for wildlife conservation provide relatively high levels of ecosystem services such as pollination, water purification, food production, and climate regulation, so safeguarding them is expected to benefit people.