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Estimate puts planet’s ‘natural capital’ at $125 trillion a year

A recent estimate of the planet’s ‘natural capital’ is US$125 trillion a year.  This figure attempts to capture the value of the ‘ecosystem services’ — essentially all the benefits of a healthy, natural environment — provided by such things as carbon-storing trees, drainage basins that prevent flooding and insect life that helps agriculture flourish. 116 more words

United States

Is humanity in the danger zone?

(and where is Tom Cruise when you really need him, hey?? Anyway…)

A recent article published in the esteemed Science journal has suggested that delegates attending the December 2015… 529 more words

Environment

What the Fuck Are Ecosystem Services? And Will They Kill Us All?

Phrases like “ecosystem services” often trigger one of two reactions. One is to call bullshit. To the capitalism-skeptics among us, the phrase sounds like a perversion of something sacred. 2,372 more words

Capitalism

Farming

Farming – An Artist’s Impression

Independent scientific research can help change farming

At the beginning of the month we attended the Oxford Real Farming Conference… 1,926 more words

Bees

Should we put a price on nature?

The following interesting essay is by Ben Goldfarb, High Country News, Jan. 19, 2015

Starfish near a dock at low tide, Vancouver Island, Canada (Jurgen Freund/Aurora Photos). 336 more words

Nature Conservation