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Valuing nature is not enough

Is it possible to put a price tag on the natural world? A researcher at The University of Nottingham has been examining the rise of a new concept—ecosystem services—to describe the multitude of resources supplied to us ...

Jan 24, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0

Climate change affects mountain forests

(Phys.org) —Mountain forests in the Alps react very differently but noticeably to a warmer climate. Even if the target of limiting the Earth's average temperature increase to 2 degrees were met, this would ...

Mar 14, 2013 4 / 5 (5) 0

Scientists lay path to global restoration

(Phys.org) —Scientists have proposed a practical way to tackle the urgent need to restore huge areas of badly-degraded forest and grassland worldwide, based on Australian environmental experience.

Apr 22, 2013 4.3 / 5 (6) 0

River salinisation an urgent ecological issue

(Phys.org)—A just published review by Australian and European researchers has highlighted the growing global environmental problem of increasing salt levels in the world's rivers. Co-author, Dr Ben Kefford ...

Jan 31, 2013 4.5 / 5 (4) 1

Seagrass on the decline

(Phys.org) —Seagrass along Moreton Bay will drastically decline as sea levels rise, a University of Queensland study has found. The study, published in international journal Global Change Biology this week, reveals that u ...

May 15, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0

Razor clam research has a sharp edge

(Phys.org) —A barefoot encounter with a Razor Clam is not a pleasant experience, just ask anyone who has had their feet sliced open in the shallows of picturesque Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney.

Apr 04, 2013 not rated yet 0

Tallying the wins and losses of policy

In the past decade, China as sunk some impressive numbers to preserve its forests, but until now there hasn't been much data to give a true picture of how it has simultaneously affected both the people and ...

Jul 01, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Seeing more than carbon for the trees

'Best practice' carbon farming that considers more than just the carbon in trees is needed if the full benefits of trees in the landscape are to be realised by farmers, landholders, and the community.

Sep 24, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0