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Best Books of 2015

Looking for the perfect present? Or taking time off during the holidays to delve into the latest thinking on design, cities, and the environment? Well, … 800 more words

Landscape Architecture

Piecing together catchment management

By Kathleen Stosch  @KathleenStosch

Our brains naturally compartmentalise things. Germans call this ‘Schubladendenken’ which translates as ‘drawer thinking’. We have drawers for different species, different people and different scientific disciplines. 535 more words

Nature-Based Solutions & Re-Naturing Cities

‘Towards an EU Research and Innovation policy agenda for Nature-Based Solutions & Re-Naturing Cities’ – the Final Report of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on ‘Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities’ published by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. 737 more words

The Ecosystem Services Framework Gains the White House as a Fan

Just as I focus my students in Law 2050 on spotting and following trends, I try to do the same in my field of environmental and natural resources law. 981 more words

The Paris Climate Conference's "REDD+" draft lacks crucial rights ….hiding the Devil in the details & disseminating him in the forests

Thriving forest kids, like the Lacandon Mayan above, are likely to end up dead or in a slum sniffing glue because the “REDD+” agreement does not yet protect their resource rights nor human rights, but weakens them. 1,568 more words


Bee informed: Quick pollination facts about our most important pollinators

If bees were to disappear, humans will disappear within a few years.

Albert Einstein

I find it interesting that so much is said about bees (including here on this blog), yet many of the ‘facts’ that one hears mentioned in any variety of news sources, public presentations and even scientific articles aren’t very well sourced and at times highly suspect.

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Ecosystem Services for whom?

Ecosystem Services – the idea that we benefit from goods and services provided for free by nature. To be frank, the phrase is ugly. It’s ugly language to use to describe so much beauty – Nature; the bringer of joy, spirituality, reflection, contemplation, solace, inspiration. 728 more words

Ecosystem Services