Past Presentation | This significant documentary explains the spectacular financialization of environmental conservation. If nature had a price, wouldn’t corporations and governments be less likely to destroy it? Wouldn’t putting a price on nature overturn what economist Pavan Sukhdev calls “the economic invisibility of nature”? Reality, of course, turns out to be rather more complex. What guarantees do we have that our natural inheritance will be protected? Should our ecological heritage be for sale? Is the best way to protect nature to put a price on it? Wouldn’t putting a price on nature overturn what economist Pavan Sukhdev calls “the economic invisibility of nature?”
Now Playing | By 2050, 10 billion people may inhabit Earth. Do we need GMOs to Feed the World? Is organic production the answer? Modern Nature takes the viewer on a worldwide odyssey to find answers. Includes perspectives from philosopher Noam Chomsky, physicist Vandana Shiva and street farmer Ron Finley.
In the climate crisis, wetlands have more economic value than new development
Past Presentation | Narrated by Liam Neeson in the role of Sapiens, a homo sapiens representing all humankind facing possible death due to the severity of Earth’s environmental crisis, this film takes viewers on an awe-inspiring cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Inspired by experts’ insights, Sapiens awakens to the realization that a renewed connection with nature holds the key to a highly advanced, new era in human evolution.
Now Playing | We made this short film under lockdown conditions throughout the pandemic of Covid-19. The film argues that policies are not enough to prevent a future outbreak. We need a paradigm shift in how we view nature and the rest of life on this planet. The film was made remotely via zoom, a fact made clear in the style of the film. Our speakers appear on screens, which we filmed from inside our homes. Each speaker offers a different perspective on the origins of the pandemic in the ways we see and value nature. If humans can’t escape their connection to the natural world, it’s time for a better one. The health of us and the planet depends on it.
Ever wonder why ads show SUVs dashing through the forest?
Past Presentation | People are increasingly aware of the origins of their food and the effects of chemicals in agriculture. Numen brings the same analysis to our healthcare system, providing both a sobering view and a vision of safe, elective and sustainable medicine.
Now Playing | Follow Dr. Bohlen and Amanda Lindsey from the UCF Arboretum in episode 2 of Nature Nut! They follow the water from campus storm drains, into the Natural Lands, where it filters and flows through Arboretum wetlands before joining the surrounding Central Florida rivers.
A new homeowner digs deep into the world of native gardening after learning her yard is an environmental sin.
Seven ways in which our destruction of the natural world has led to deadly outcomesIn the early 1990s, vultures across India started dying inexplicably. Long-billed, slender-billed and oriental white-backed vultures declined to the brink of extinction, with the number of India’s most common three vulture species falling by more than 97% between 1992 and 2007. Six other species were in sharp decline too. Scientists started testing the dead birds and worked out they had been exposed to diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug routinely given to cattle in south Asia at the time. The vultures fed on the carcasses of cows and were poisoned. Continue reading...
Now, can they actually implement it?
Now, can they actually implement it?
Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has welcomed the declaration of Middelpunt Nature Reserve (MNR) as South Africa’s 29th Ramsar site. The declaration of South Africa’s 29th wetland of international importance comes less than a year since the declaration of the Berg Estuary in the Western Cape as South Africa’s 28th Ramsar […] The post Middelpunt Nature Reserve declared a Ramsar site appeared first on SAPeople - Worldwide South African News.
The European Union strengthened its environmental policies this week with adoption of a nature restoration law that member countries hope will help them meet climate and biodiversity targets set under the 2015 Paris Agreement and a global biodiversity agreement reached late last year. The new measures go beyond simply preserving existing species and ecosystems. The […]
As individuals increasingly migrate from the countryside to urban areas in search of improved economic opportunities, or when farming ceases to be profitable, the lands...
Recovering urban wildlife isn’t just about protecting a city’s parks and rivers, but also making its streets, homes and skyscrapers greener. The post Urban ‘Microrewilding’ Projects Provide a Lifeline for Nature appeared first on The Revelator.
The Biden Administration released draft guidance last week on accounting for "ecosystem services" in regulatory cost-benefit analysis.
Environmental rules stating building projects must result in 10% net gain were supposed to be introduced this yearUK politics live – latest updatesThe government will delay new environmental laws that require housebuilders to improve local nature and wildlife habitats when they build a development in existing green space.The proposed rules are called “biodiversity net gain” and the principle is that developers cannot destroy the local environment and any development has to give extra provisions for nature. The rules that state building projects must result in 10% net gain were supposed to be introduced this year and would have provided funding for many wildlife charities from developers’ profits. Continue reading...
The idea that Black people can write out of a personal relationship to nature and have done so since before this nation’s founding comes to many as a shock.
National Geographic Society leaders and National Geographic Explorers to offer a broad programme of events in week one of COP27. National Geographic Society (NGS) leaders and National Geographic Explorers – the Society’s grantees – will offer a broad programme of events in The Nature Zone Pavilion, Blue Zone at COP27. During week one (6-12...
VITAL IMPACTS, ALONG WITH MORE THAN one hundred of the world’s finest photographers who share a commitment to the environment, have made their prints available in this stunning winter collection. Treat ... The post 12 Stunning Nature Photos to Inspire Habitat Protection appeared first on Orion Magazine.
A one-hour stroll in nature decreases stress-related brain activity, according to new research. Living in a city is a well-known risk factor for developing mental...
Bay Nature’s Guide and Database for Finding Nature-related Federal Funds The post How Do I Get My Hands on These “Wild Billions,” Anyway? appeared first on Bay Nature.
Coming Soon | High in the mountains of Austria, a simple mountain farmer turned his family farm into an ecological miracle. By working with nature, Sepp was able to turn his patch of degraded mountain land into one of Europe's greatest Regenerative Farms. By working with water, animals, and the soil, Sepp Holzer was able to turn his land int a true paradise, and his methods carry profound wisdom for restoring ecosystems anywhere on Earth.
A note from Regina Starr Ridley, Bay Nature's outgoing leader, introducing her successor, Wes Radez. The post A Warm Welcome to Bay Nature’s New Executive Director and Publisher appeared first on Bay Nature.
The ‘30x30’ proposal is backed by more than 100 countries but Indigenous peoples and human rights campaigners have significant doubtsConserving 30% of Earth for nature would be equivalent to the 1.5C climate target, Canada’s environment minister has said, as senior UN figures warn action on nature loss at Cop15 this month is key to helping solve the biodiversity and climate crises.Steven Guilbeault, a former environmental activist who is now Canada’s climate minister, said that agreeing to conserve nearly a third of the planet by the end of the decade is a key aim for his country at the biodiversity summit, which is being held in Montreal over the next two weeks. Continue reading...
...more pollutants seep into the water as it travels further into the city, and Loblolly Park is a perfect example. Oil from cars, discarded trash, and animal waste from the roads, businesses, and apartments surrounding the park are swept up in the surface runoff. The runoff flows into the creek and contaminates the water.
There’s nothing ‘green’ about the deluge of pesticides—and endless rivers of water—we use to keep our yards uniformly verdant.
The streams near the trail pass through wetlands, which play a vital role in filtering out pollution from the water. Despite the sanitary start, the creek collects pollutants as it leaves the wetlands and flows further into the city. Runoff carrying chemicals, animal waste, and even trash seep into the creek as it travels, and these pollutants eventually end up in the aquifer, which Gainesville relies on for its drinking water.
A new study ahead of key COP15 biodiversity conference urges world leaders to involve local communities to better protect nature.
A new global fund for nature conservation alone won’t do much to solve a biodiversity crisis, says the CEO of the Global Environment Facility.
CPRE London hopes to surround capital in trees by weaving existing areas of green belt in outer boroughsAn environmental charity is bidding to create an “M25 for nature” that would encircle London in woodland, hedgerows and street trees to boost biodiversity, carbon capture and wellbeing.The countryside charity CPRE London hopes to weave together existing areas of green belt in the city’s 18 outer boroughs to create an uninterrupted ring of trees around the capital. Continue reading...
Researchers have developed a safer and more eco-friendly method for producing fluorochemicals, eliminating the use of hazardous hydrogen fluoride gas. The new technique, inspired by...
By Gloria Dickie(Reuters) - Environmental leaders from 185 countries gathered in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday to launch a fund to support global...
The religiously unaffiliated are embracing nature-focused spirituality, while traditional faith groups are showing greater interest in the environment.
New international agreements are a step in the right direction, but the real work to ensure robust and equitable protections is just beginning. The post How 30×30 Ocean Conservation Can Protect Human Rights and Nature appeared first on The Revelator.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act are supposed to transform our landscapes. Will they? The post Wild Billions: We’re Following How Federal Money for Nature Is Spent appeared first on Bay Nature.
The winning shots feature everything from glowing mushrooms to sauntering lions
BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping on Sunday said China will give priority to environmental protection and promoting green lifestyles, and...
Legal disputes once clouded the future of this coastal land just northwest of the Ventura County line. Biologists call it environmentally valuable.
Government accused of hypocrisy for pushing global target but not following Natural England’s advice at homeThe UK government ignored scientific warnings from Natural England that its nature restoration target was inadequate and would not meet its commitments, new documents show, undermining efforts to protect threatened species.In December the environment secretary, Thérèse Coffey, unveiled targets at the biodiversity Cop15 in Canada to reverse the decline of nature in England. They included plans to improve the quality of marine protected areas, reduce pollution and nitrogen runoff in the river system, and restore more than half a million hectares of wildlife-rich habitat outside protected areas by 2042. Continue reading...
By Ainslie Cruickshank Internal government documents show unprecedented nature funding could be on the table in trilateral agreement negotiations
(Reuters) - At the African Climate Summit this week, national leaders meet to discuss how to fund the challenges posed by climate change and...
Science-Based Targets Network says new schema will ‘get nature into the boardroom’ in the same way as climate footprintsBusinesses can now assess their impacts on nature loss using science-based targets as part of a move to “get nature into the boardroom”.Research shows that the biodiversity crisis is as serious as the climate crisis, yet there is less information about how companies drive nature loss, because this data is not being disclosed. The Science-Based Targets Network (SBTN) is providing the first framework for companies to report their impacts on nature as part a new frontier of corporate environmental reporting. Continue reading...
Globally, fossil fuel extraction and exploration is taking place at almost 3,000 sites in conservation areas, analysis showsFossil fuel extraction and exploration is taking place at almost 3,000 sites in protected areas around the world, analysis has revealed, with the UK having the highest number of fossil fuel sites in protected areas.Globally, the activities affect more than 800 areas established to defend nature. The coal, oil and gas at the fossil fuel sites would lead to 47bn tonnes of climate-heating carbon dioxide if fully exploited, four times the annual emissions of China, the world’s biggest polluter. Continue reading...
Canada and UK only donor countries to contribute so far, leaving scheme short of $40m to formally launchDeveloped countries have been urged to contribute to a new nature fund after it was left undercapitalised by $40m (£32m), receiving money from just two donors.At the Cop15 biodiversity summit in December, where countries agreed this decade’s biodiversity targets that included aims to protect 30% of Earth, governments agreed to the creation of a fund to help developing countries meet the deal’s aims, which included a target to provide $200bn for nature a year by 2030. Continue reading...
National Portrait Gallery show features subjects who have helped advance — and, in some instances, resisted — environmental stewardship.
By Francesca Fionda Concerns are growing about the downstream impacts of Canadian mines. So much so that an American non-profit commissioned planes to give journalists and community leaders a bird’s-eye view of two sites
The path of Plibersek’s big agenda stretches far beyond the one-term political horizon – and it’s fraught with dangers.
A new global fund for nature conservation alone won’t do much to solve biodiversity crisis, says the CEO of the Global Environment Facility.
Will a plan to protect 30% of the planet for nature by 2030 be agreed and how will it work?
The British media behemoth was sharply criticized for the reported move.