ecosystem services

Fresh Water Deficit

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June 22, 2012

People need fresh water to live; manufacturers need fresh water to produce; and economic growth is dependent on abundant fresh water supplies.  Water is essential for moving waste, keeping us and the environment healthy, as well as for producing food, clothing, and iPhones.  Yet, most people in the developed world…  

categories: ecological limits, ecosystem services, environmental health, environmental justice, water

Valuing Natural Capital in the Urban Environment

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May 25, 2012

We here in Portland, Oregon have a reputation for being a little different.  Maybe not quite as different as we’re depicted in “Portlandia,” but we do tend to think “green” a bit more than the mainstream.  However, you may be surprised how many cities are considering natural capital investments as…  

categories: ecosystem services, environmental health

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