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A Brazilian water company goes back to nature to solve the problem of fluctuating water demand

Co-authors:<i><br>Timm Kroeger <br>Senior Environmental Economist,</i><i><br>The Nature Conservancy<br>Claudio Klemz</i> <i><br>Water Policy Specialist,</i><i><br>The Nature Conservancy</i><p>Balneário …

Water

Coalition looks to natural disaster barriers

A group of strange bedfellows, including insurers and environmental groups, is teaming up to quantify and demonstrate the role that natural …

Brazilian water company case demonstrates return on investment for natural solutions

<i>By</i><i>Daniel</i><i>Shemie</i><i>,</i> <i>Timm</i><i>Kroeger</i><i>and</i><i>Claudio</i><i>Klemz</i><i>,</i> <i>The</i><i>Nature</i><i>Conservancy</i><p>Balneário Camboriú is both a famous Brazilian beach destination and a water supply …

Water

Cities Throw Shade At Rising Heat

To cool the “urban heat islands” that they’ve become, cities are planting trees and more trees.<p>By Mindy Fetterman<p>Rudy Lane is a two-lane road that curves through the leafy suburb of Windy Hills east of Louisville, Kentucky. Broadway is a main drag downtown where the federal and state courthouses …

Climate

Cities Throw Shade at Rising Heat

Trees line a quiet streetscape in the Harlem section of New York. Trees can help bring down rising temperatures in cities.<p>Rudy Lane is a two-lane …

Climate

On World Water Day: Using Nature To Treat Wastewater

<b>22 March 2017 |</b> By definition, wastewater is something we dispose of, usually by flushing it down drains after mixing it with stuff we don’t want to …

Rebuilding the World’s Forests

OXFORD – Humankind has always had a tricky relationship with forests. We depend on them to regulate the climate and rainfall, clean our air and …

Sustainability

Trump budget would eliminate funding for park acquisition

Since 1965, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect civil war battlefield sites, national parks and local recreation areas …

Boccaletti and Bedford

For China and India, it is air pollution that captures the headlines, but water pollution is an equally pressing issue, as it is for other …

Trump talks infrastructure with Musk, developers

(Updates after meeting ends, adds White House comments)<p>By David Shepardson<p>WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met with …

How water swaps help the West manage a precious resource

Water markets are in many ways in their infancy. But the idea is a big one, potentially helping water flow to where it's most useful, and maintaining …

Giulio Boccaletti and Charles Bedford

For China and India, it is air pollution that captures the headlines, but water pollution is an equally pressing issue, as it is for other rapidly …

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

BERGEN, Norway/LONDON (Reuters) - High-rise wooden buildings, led by "The Tree", a 52.8 meter (173 feet) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel.<p>New, ultra-strong wood materials are creating a small but …

Can Farming the Ocean Help Save the Planet?

<b>By Robert Jones</b><p>With the world population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, putting further strain on our rapidly depleting natural resources, few …

Agriculture

Louisville's Faith-Based Plan to Fight Urban Heat

In the country’s fastest-warming urban heat island, places of worship are banding together to cool down.<p>Louisville, Kentucky, is the nation’s fastest warming “urban heat island.” Local temperatures in the center of this city of 600,000* are significantly warmer than in surrounding rural areas, …

Mayans Have Farmed The Same Way For Millennia. Climate Change Means They Can't

Dionisio Yam Moo stands about four-and-a-half-feet tall, and his skin is weathered from years in the tropical sun. A "proudly Mayan" farmer, he grows corn, beans and vegetables on a six-hectare farm in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula. The farm is surrounded by dense tropical forest, and crops grow amid …

Agriculture

Investors Are Pouring Money Into Conservation Efforts (It's Actually A Great Investment)

Which is a good thing, but the environmental sector needs to make sure that their investment opportunities are backed by enough data to keep attracting big funds.<p>From sustainable "blue economy" projects to restoration projects for wetlands, streams, and animal habitats, conservation-related …

River systems a challenge for China

Garbage floating on the Yangtze River in Yichang, Central China's Hubei province. Pollution is a major problem for China's water supply. provided to …

Water

Private finance for conservation sees rapid growth

Between 2004 and 2015, the private sector channelled $8.2 billion into investments seeking environmental benefits – as well as financial returns …

Capitalism

Living Light

For two weeks each year at the beginning of summer, fireflies light up a portion of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They glow in unison or in …

Nature
21st Century

The state of private investment in conservation

A growing community of conservation investors is building the case that shows quantifiable economic benefit by preserving or enhancing clean water, …

Ecosystems

Innovations: How Taking Mug Shots of Fish Can Save the Species

A database of fish faces, electrode-outfitted headphones, and a new twist on the tourniquet.<p><b>Performance-Enhancing Jolts</b><p>While training for the Rio …

19th Century

How AI Can Help Keep Ocean Fisheries Sustainable

Cameras mounted on fishing boats combined with advanced machine learning can help better monitor legal and illegal catches, advocates say.<p>The numbers are shocking.<p>Overexploitation of the world’s fish stocks is growing at an alarming rate, says the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).<p>Nearly …

Machine Learning

Why cities should plant more trees

Making the Switch: Smart Technology and Grid Reform for the 21st Century

The Department of Energy estimates that $100 billion in public- and private-sector investment could fully modernize the American energy grid and save …

Renewable Energy

It’s Time to Give Nature the Credit It Deserves

<i>By Andrea Erickson, Managing Director, Water Security, The Nature Conservancy</i><p>Nature is often admired for its beauty, but rarely for the critical role it plays in moving, storing and filtering water before it comes out of our taps. Rivers, lakes, soil, plants and trees serve as our most basic water …