Browsing the "ecosystems" Tag

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World Forest Area Still on the Decline

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

Of all the environmental challenges currently facing us, biodiversity loss probably gets the least amount of broad attention… likely because its also one of the toughest to wrap our heads around (yep, even more than climate change). As biodiversity is key to maintaining healthy ecosystems, and life on Earth period, it’s also one of the […]

Could Car Rental become the New Normal?

It wasn’t that long ago that an industry trade show in Vegas would be the last place you’d expect to hear about environmentalism and sustainability. That’s changed dramatically… CES is just the largest example of an industry event that’s incorporated green elements in a big way. Last week, Enterprise Holding’s director of corporate sustainability Lee […]