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    Choking Coastal Waters

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    p>My team at WRI, together with Dr. Bob Diaz at the Virginia Marine Institute, has identified and mapped 415 eutrophic and hypoxic coastal systems worldwide through an extensive literature review. Of these, 169 are documented hypoxic areas, 233 are areas of concern and 13 are systems in recovery.

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    Assessing U.S. Farm Drainage

    Can GIS Lead to Better Estimates of Subsurface Drainage Extent?

    Extensive subsurface "tile" drainage systems on Corn Belt farmlands have important implications for nutrient pollution in surface water, notably the hypoxic "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, existing drainage data are outdated and inconsistent. Can a map-based...

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    Restoring Nature's Capital

    An Action Agenda to Sustain Ecosystem Services - Restaurando El Capital Natural

    Proposes an action agenda for business, governments, and civil society to reverse ecosystem degradation.

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    Nature's Benefits in Kenya

    An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

    This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five Permanent Secretaries in Kenya and with a Foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize).

    This is a publication of the World Resources...

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    Business and Ecosystems Issue Brief

    Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications

    Explores six challenges -- water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, overexploitation of oceans, and nutrient overloading -- and discusses their implications for business and examples of corporate responses.

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    Decentralization of Natural Resources Management

    Lessons from Southeast Asia: Case Studies Under REPSI

    Summarizes case studies on decentralization of natural resource management in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It analyzes the type and extent of decentralization and outcomes people and surrounding ecosystems.

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    World Resources 2005 -- The Wealth of the Poor

    Managing Ecosystems to Fight Poverty

    Ecosystems are---or can be---the wealth of the poor. For many of the 1.1 billion people living in severe poverty, nature has always been a daily lifeline---an asset for those with few other material assets.

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    Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Living Beyond Our Means

    Natural Assets and Human Well Being (Statement from the Board)

    The statement from the Board identifies 10 key messages and conclusions that can be drawn from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

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    Fishing for Answers

    Making sense of the global fish crisis

    This report allows consumers make links between what they eat and the effect on the ecosystem and fishers globally, as well as stimulate dialogues among environmentalists, the fishing industry, and consumers.

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Companies Respond to Ecosystem Degradation

Climate change may dominate headlines today. Ecosystem degradation will do so tomorrow. Why should business care?

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Ironically, Flood Control is Flooding New Orleans

Man-made flood-control systems—such as levees, upstream dams, and canals—continue to be responsible for widespread damage to the New Orleans and Louisiana landscapes.

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Ecosystem Services

A Guide for Decision Makers

Presents various methods that use ecosystem services—the benefits of nature such as food, fuel, natural hazard protection, pollination, and spiritual sustenance—to enable decision makers to link ecosystems and economic development.

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Immigration Linked to Degraded Ecosystem

Border security is not typically recognized as being tied to environmental changes, but in this recent article by The New York Times, the links are clear. It details how declining fish catches in northwest Africa are fueling immigration to Europe.

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Choking Coastal Waters

<

p>My team at WRI, together with Dr. Bob Diaz at the Virginia Marine Institute, has identified and mapped 415 eutrophic and hypoxic coastal systems worldwide through an extensive literature review. Of these, 169 are documented hypoxic areas, 233 are areas of concern and 13 are systems in recovery.

Share

Assessing U.S. Farm Drainage

Can GIS Lead to Better Estimates of Subsurface Drainage Extent?

Extensive subsurface "tile" drainage systems on Corn Belt farmlands have important implications for nutrient pollution in surface water, notably the hypoxic "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, existing drainage data are outdated and inconsistent. Can a map-based...

publication
Water

Restoring Nature's Capital

An Action Agenda to Sustain Ecosystem Services - Restaurando El Capital Natural

Proposes an action agenda for business, governments, and civil society to reverse ecosystem degradation.

Nature's Benefits in Kenya

An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five Permanent Secretaries in Kenya and with a Foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize).

This is a publication of the World Resources...

Business and Ecosystems Issue Brief

Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications

Explores six challenges -- water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, overexploitation of oceans, and nutrient overloading -- and discusses their implications for business and examples of corporate responses.

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