Browsing the "ecosystems" Tag

World Forest Area Still on the Decline

August 31st, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Forests provide many important goods, such as timber and paper. They also supply essential services—for example, they filter water, control water runoff, protect soil, regulate climate, cycle and store nutrients, and provide habitat for countless animal species and space for recreation. Human demand for their products, though, keeps them in a state of decline globally


Biodiversity: a Metaguide

July 5th, 2011 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Of all the environmental challenges currently facing us, biodiversity loss probably gets the least amount of broad attention… likely because



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