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Ecosystem Services

Carbon Canopy: A Model for Solving Problems by Protecting Rather Than Destroying Our Natural Resources

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

The Carbon Canopy is developing markets that advance forest preservation and sustainable management by compensating landowners for the environmental benefits created by healthy forests.

Lynne Peeples

Environment At Risk From Anticipated Farm Bill Cuts | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

On October 17, a massive dust storm hit Lubbock, Texas, adding to already significant agricultural and environmental devastation across the South this...

Lynne Peeples

Betting More Than Just The Farm: Public Health, Environment At Stake In 'Farm Bill' | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

Some U.S. farmers are paid to leave their land wild; others are compensated when weather devastates their cultivated land. Still others receive money ...

Lynne Peeples

Wangari Maathai Knew Nature Pays For Itself | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

Wangari Maathai knew her country's wilderness was priceless. Still, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate -- who died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 71 --...

Why We're Better for Beavers (and Why Does the Federal Government Kill 27,000 a Year?)

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Why does the Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services' program spend taxpayers money to kill over 27,000 beavers every year?

Tom Zeller Jr.

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets, Despite Growth in Protected Habitats | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.29.2011 | Green

Despite rapid and substantial growth in the amount of land and sea designated as protected habitat over the last four decades, the diversity of specie...

Dow Asks, What's the Business Case for Protecting Nature?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The business logic for protecting nature has always been a harder sell than making the case for other green initiatives. Dow is now tackling this issue, working with The Nature Conservancy to try and make the business logic clearer.

The Invi$ibility of Nature: Green on Green

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Does the color green signify nature or dollars ... or both? Time was, economists saw concerns about nature to be la...

Climate: A "Plan B" for Team Obama

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Congress's failure to act on global climate change was one of the reasons the diplomatic atmosphere was so chilly last year in Copenhagen. Now, Congress has chilled the atmosphere again.

Shattering Glass Walls at the Multilateral Development Banks

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

The development and environment communities must stop viewing their goals as separate or even at odds with each other.

Water: The Circle Game or Up the Down Staircase

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with've all heard about peak oil, but is there such a thing as peak water? The concept of peak production in a res...