Presidential intervention has raised the stakes in a decades-long effort to clean up Chesapeake Bay.
Water quality trading is gaining traction in a number of watersheds around the world. It is a market-based approach that works alongside water quality regulation to improve water quality, providing
In this interview, Crispino Lobo of the Watershed Organization Trust talks about how rural villages can escape poverty by managing their land sustainably.
When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck.
A reverse auction in the Conestoga watershed in Pennsylvania demonstrated that auctions are a more cost-effective way to allocate conservation funding than the traditional funding allocation process used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
The rooftop at 10 G Street is about to get a lot greener---3,000 square feet to be exact. In real estate-scarce cities, commercial property owners nationwide are turning roof space into green space.
APA and WRI installing a rooftop garden that will provide ecological and psychological benefits.
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.
Eutrophication -- the overenrichment of waters by nutrients -- threatens and degrades many coastal ecosystems around the world.
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.
This Policy Note outlines how the environmental performance of agricultural BMPs can be estimated, and what steps are necessary for improving these estimations--both important elements for effectively allocating conservation funding. This Policy Note sets forth the following recommendations:
Can reverse auctions be used to achieve cost-effective improvements in environmental quality?
In the ICRAN Mesoamerican ReefAlliance (ICRAN-MAR), several partners have come together in a three-year initiative to support regional efforts in response to the Tulum Declaration of 1997 for the conservation of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras).
This Policy Note outlines economic and "fairness" reasons why supporting the sale of the cost-share portion of agricultural nutrient and sediment reductions is not the most appropriate policy for the USDA and other government agencies to adopt.
Alteration of the natural landscape for development, road construction, or agriculture can have adverse impacts on coral reefs through increased delivery of sediment and pollution to coastal waters.
The Dead Zone is an hypoxic or oxygen-depleted zone in the Gulf of Mexico that is largely attributed to the loss of nitrogen from agricultural land in the Mississippi River Basin.
This paper is one of a series of REPSI “working papers” that seeks to illuminate the cutting-edge issues, challenges, and opportunities of natural resource management in the region’s uplands.
The PAGE reports show that human action has profoundly changed the extent, distribution, and condition of all major ecosystem types.