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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WaterFall – Quotes on the Nature of our Most Precious Resource

“Floods of humanity, lakes of peace, rivers of gold, the tides of war; all we are and do is linked to the water of life.” – David Mead “Of all the elements in the cosmological construct of the world, Fire, Water, Earth, Mineral and Nature, the Sage takes Water as…

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Rising Lake Temps Worsen Algae Blooms

A study of 235 lakes that hold more than half the Earth’s fresh surface water revealed they have warmed an average of 0.61 degrees Fahrenheit per decade. The Huffington Post reported this study and added while that doesn’t sound like much, that increase is bigger than those recorded in either…

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My Top Ten Water Wishes 2016

Water news continued to receive top billing throughout the past year. Severe drought and flooding, exacerbated by a changing climate, again fronted U.S. headlines in 2015. My Top Water Wishes for the New Year include a quick look back at some of the important water stories that streamed from our offices this…

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From the Field – Sagebrush Lizard

The sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus) is a common species of lizard found at mid to high altitudes in the western United States of America. Named after the sagebrush near where it is commonly found, the lizard has keeled and spiny scales running along its dorsal surface. Three variations of the sagebrush…

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Natural Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services

The Obama Administration recently released a new memorandum directing Federal agencies to factor the value of ecosystem services into Federal planning and decision-making:  “Our natural world provides critical contributions that support and protect our communities and economy. For instance, Louisiana’s coastal wetlands provide billions of dollars worth of flood protection and other…

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