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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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The Future of South Carolina Forests

With the price of timber declining, hundreds of thousands of private woodland owners across the South are struggling with balance sheets in the red.

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Q&A: World Bank Plan to Value Ecosystems

Last week at the UN Convention on Biodiversity, the World Bank launched a new program that aims to put a value on a country’s ecosystems in the same way a country measures its national income and product accounts, or GNP and GDP.

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