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Reefs at Risk Revisited

This report provides a detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world's coral reefs. It evaluates threats to coral reefs from a wide range of human activities, and includes an assessment of climate-related threats to reefs. It also contains a global assessment of the...

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Oil and Gas Sector Releases New Sustainability Yardsticks

Do the revised reporting guidelines for the oil and gas industry go far enough?

Last month IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, along with the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association for Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) released their revised guidance on corporate sustainability reporting. This was the first update to the guidance since 2005.

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Using Economic Incentives to Connect U.S. Forests, Water, and Communities

In December 2010, over 50 U.S. natural resource practitioners and experts joined the Northern Forests Watershed Incentive Project’s second annual webinar, which provided an overview of the project and covered successes to date.

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Southern Forests for the Future Incentives Series

This series of issue briefs explores incentives for ensuring that southern U.S. forests continue to supply the timber, water, recreation, and other benefits—known as “ecosystem services”—that people depend upon.

Like the Holidays, Ecosystem Services Are All Around

During the winter holidays, there are many items that Americans consider “essential” as part of a proper celebration; whether it be a wreath on the door, wood for a cozy fire, or an ornamented tree in the living room. But how many people know where most of these items come from?

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Investing in Nature, for People’s Sake

Ecosystem services provide the link between nature and economic development. How can this approach guide more sustainable decisions?

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