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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.
How much is a stream worth?
BOSTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas H. Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor and director of Boston University's Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, and a team of researchers, including Elizabeth Braun de Torrez, graduate student in BU's Department of Biology; Dana M.
Scientific advice on the consequences of specific policy options confronting government decision makers is key to managing global biodiversity change.
A first-of-its-kind red list of globally threatened ecosystems has the potential to complement the policy successes of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, according to a recent article led by EcoHealth Alliance's Jon Paul Rodriguez NEW YORK, Nov.
While not an outright failure, a 2010 goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for staunching the loss of the world's species fell far short of expectations for "The International Year of Biodiversity."
Global degradation of ecosystems is widely believed to threaten human welfare, yet accepted measures of well-being show that it is on average improving globally, both in poor countries and rich ones.
Growing water needs, mismanagement leading to 'catastrophic decline' in freshwater biodiversity.
Knowledge gaps continue to hobble scientistsâ€™ assessments of the environment, a Michigan State University researcher and colleagues warn. Their warning follows sobering conclusions drawn from what they do know and could help set the global agenda for research funding in the years to come.
By Donatantonio, Domenic Funding could be given to landowners who retain natural carbon storage areas under plans for an audit of England's natural resources announced this week. Environment secretary Hilary Benn has launched a two-year project to look into wildlife, habitats and ecosystems.