The 21st century has seen enormous progress in understanding the importance of adding green space and utilizing ecosystem services in New York City. The Tibbetts Brook project will keep our water cleaner and provide a new mile-long green space in the southern Bronx.
Scientists at the University of Iceland seek to measure the ecological and societal benefits of glacial ecosystems.
Researchers used Instagram hashtags to analyze how people feel about their environments, furthering the study of cultural ecosystem services.
A new study compares how 14 types of green infrastructure contribute to 22 potential benefits for urban communities.
Restoring natural ecosystems can make communities more resilient to climate change while offering other benefits along the way.
Natural capital—the world’s stocks of natural assets that include soil, air, and water—provides us with a great deal of services essential to human life and, increasingly, to companies’ bottom lines.
Ecosystems provide humankind with food, fuel and fiber; they help clean the air and water, control flooding and regulate climate. Now, a group of scientists has laid out guidelines to gauge how effective we are at setting a price on such benefits of nature.
Can mushrooms help clean up oil spills? Can oysters filter sewage pollution? Industrial waste is being injected into the planet’s soil and water as a result of human activity. Pioneers in the field of conservation and sustainability are employing nature’s own biological task force to help clean up.
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