Compelling Infographic Predicts 60% Loss of All Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are second only to rainforests in biodiversity of species. While they make up only 0.2% of our oceans, they contain approximately 25% of all marine fish species. Unfortunately these incredibly important systems are under severe threat from both natural and manmade conditions including flooding, and increased sedimentation. We…

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Is Tree Planting Humanity’s Last Hope to Clean Air & Water?

According to the National Academy of Science, forests are clearly the lowest-cost and most scalable carbon sequestration solution, offering one of the best chances to stem climate change. Another study shows that since 1750, a third of all carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere was due to deforestation. Because a…

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Natural Resource Investment Center Director addresses NMEBC

Jeffrey D. Klein, executive director of the Department of Interior’s Natural Resource Investment Center (NRIC), delivered the keynote speech today at the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference (NMEBC) in Ft. Worth, Texas. NMEBC is the ecosystem market and restoration industry’s most influential annual gathering. Klein has been tasked by…

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Ecosystem Pros Discover Power of Mitigation Analyst3.0

Savvy ecosystem market pros looking to master the power of environmental big data attended the “Game Change – Mitigation Analyst 3.0” workshop” today at the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. Mitigation and conservation bankers, regulators, and NGO representatives all got a glimpse of how easy…

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Are you Keeping Up with the Environmental Data Explosion?

In a recent article on Forbes.com, big data expert Bernard Marr tells us “people and companies already can’t cope with the data they have today, let alone the data that is around the corner.” Marr goes on to observe that “in the rush to avoid being left behind, I also…

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A New Frontier in the Restoration Economy

GreenTrees is blazing a new frontier in the restoration economy with the rise of Natural Capitalism. In a recent article they observe that for many years, our economy has not rewarded the natural assets around us. But as the balance of the earth’s resources shrink, amidst a steadily higher level of…

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