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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

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The Macrophyte Survey Report Is Out

The first Sylvan Lake macrophyte survey report is posted on the ALMS website.

Here’s how Alyssa Cloutier, our ALMS lake tech in 2014, and marine assistant SLWSS director Devon Shouldice, collected data on aquatic plants that grow in the littoral zone near the lake shore: 302 more words

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Ecosystem Valuation

Decision-making about ways and means to protect and preserve the Sylvan Lake watershed is limited by the lack of information on its value.

The methods used by environmental economists who study ecosystems… 273 more words

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Where trees and people live

This is a follow on post from an earlier one called “The forest as a lived environment”.   One of my highlights of 2014 was getting my complimentary copy of Bill Liao’s book, “ 277 more words

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Ranking Capitals by Perry Mann

RANKING CAPITALS

I owe the inspiration and a good deal of the material of this article to Donella Meadows[1], adjunct professor at Dartmouth College and a columnist whose work appears regularly in the Charleston Gazette and is just as regularly read by me. 1,111 more words

Green Infrastructure in the City Video Series

We at Clean Air Partnership are big fans of Green Infrastructure, huge fans in fact…

That is why we wanted to give a shout out to the new video series released by the Green Infrastructure Ontario (GIO) Coalition. 145 more words

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Natural Capital and Why it Matters

Healthy ecosystems provide fertile soil, clean water and air, as well as natural resources such as timber and food. They help protect us from floods and the spread of diseases and also help moderate complex climate and hydrological systems. 176 more words