Tag: natural capital

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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The idea of natural capital — that Earth’s lands, waters and biodiversity are vital assets — has spread like fire. CEO Mark Tercek interviews Gretchen Daily about how we can now channel this awareness and energy into real-world action.

Scientist Gretchen Daily Awarded Volvo Environment Prize

Written by | September 11th, 2012

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A member of the Conservancy’s Science Council and a founder of the Natural Capital Project, Gretchen Daily is a leader in conservation science for the 21st century.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Making the Business Case for Conservation

Written by | January 27th, 2012

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Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here he looks at an innovative way one company is measuring the value of nature.

Beyond the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Written by | January 25th, 2012

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Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland to talk about innovative ways to tackle water, food, and energy challenges. Here he looks at what underlies those challenges.

Changing the Conversation: From Nature’s Wonder to Nature’s Value

Written by | October 25th, 2011

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The Nature Conservancy is broadening support for conservation by crossing boundaries. President and CEO Mark Tercek explains why, and how, it’s happening.

An Economist for Nature: Gretchen Daily Profiled in the Times

Written by | August 9th, 2011

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The New York Times has just profiled Gretchen Daily, Stanford biology professor and member of the Conservancy’s board of directors. Peter Kareiva explains why she’s made such a big difference for conservation and science.

New White House Report: The Economic Value of Nature

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva helped write a new White House report on accounting for nature’s value in the United States. See why he thinks it’s a breakthrough.

Environmentalism: Rational or Romantic?

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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Environmentalists are all bottom-line these days about the hard-number value of nature, says Mark Spalding. But doesn’t that ignore the nature romantic in all of us?

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