Tag: Ecosystem Services

Nature and People: How Can the US Federal Government Put Them Together?

The good news is that over the last couple of years several agencies have made bold moves to incorporate the full extent of nature’s value into their decisions.

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Hot Times, Summer in the City: Understanding the Urban Heat Wave

London is sizzling this summer. In past summers, it’s been Moscow, Chicago, Paris. Could your city be next? Quite likely, says scientist Rob McDonald. And nature might be able to help you cool off.

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If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Would you be willing to pay more for your water bill every month if it meant that there would be less pollution in nearby rivers?

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The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People?

Can Gabon find a way to achieve its development goals while protecting nature? Can valuing nature’s services to people help achieve that balance?

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Can Traditional Agriculture Restore the Reef?

Ninety percent of the land was covered with invasive weeds. But that degraded land could hold the key to restoring the reef on the island of Oʻahu. Just add agriculture.

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Climate Change to Impact Fishing and Tourism in the Northwest’s Rainforest

New research shows how the Pacific Northwest’s rainforests and the ecosystem services they provide might be affected by climate change.

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Peter Kareiva on “What’s Good for Nature is Good for Business”

The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist joins an Intelligence Squared debate on whether capitalism and healthy nature are compatible. Watch the video.

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Heather Tallis: The Human Dimensions of Conservation

Nature Conservancy lead scientist Heather Tallis will speak this week on women in science careers, mainstreaming nature’s value & inspiring environmental action. Watch live.

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New Science: Helping Businesses Understand What Water is Worth

Drought is bad for business. But how can we assess the value of reliable access to water? New research provides a model for businesses.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Joleah Lamb

Learn how NatureNet Science Fellow Joleah Lamb is tackling one of Earth’s biggest unsung problems: disease & coral reefs.

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Rising to the Challenge of Biodiversity Conservation in a Human-dominated World

How can conservation achieve biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world? Scott Morrison, director of conservation science for TNC-California, proposes a new framework in a just-published Conservation Biology article.

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2015 NatureNet Fellowships: Call for Conservation Scientists

Are you a post-doc candidate interested in pushing conservation forward with new ideas and new disciplines? NatureNet Fellowship applications are due October 1.

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Mosquitoes, Heat & Floods: The Challenges of Monitoring Water Funds

Big data? Not when it comes to conservation measures. How do scientists ensure practices like Water Funds actually deliver what they promise when information so is difficult to come by?

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Visit Floating Forests: No Scuba Lessons Required

You could contribute to citizen science that protects an entire ocean ecosystem without traveling or learning to dive. Try Floating Forests online.

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Peter Kareiva on Why the Ozone-Reforestation Study is Important

The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist says new research from the TNC-The Dow Chemical Company collaboration shows nature can be a cost-competitive alternative — and bring bonus benefits.

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