As sea-levels rise and weather-related threats continue to increase, opportunities emerge for people and local governments to build “living shorelines” designed to reduce risk to communities and infrastructure from flooding and storm surge, while often providing the ecosystem benefits of habitat.
In a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team devised a formula to determine the worth over time of natural capital, using the dollar value of groundwater in the U.S. state of Kansas as an example.
A formula for computing the price of natural capital was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
An infographic showing how forests clean the air and water, offset climate change, and provide food and habitat for wildlife.
Unprecedented study finds crucial pollinator is facing major declines in most important agricultural regions across the U.S.
WAVES Environmental Specialist, Ken Bagstad, provides a closer look at a recent U.S. directive to consider nature’s value in Federal planning and decision-making.