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[Prosperity] springs from nature.


At The Natural Capital Project we’re developing practical tools and approaches to account for nature’s contributions to society, so that leaders of countries, companies, communities, and organizations worldwide can make smarter decisions for a more sustainable future.

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New Direction for Urban Nature-Based Solutions

By Sarah Cafasso | January 11, 2019 Two out of every three people will live in urban areas by 2050. In a new Nature Sustainability review article, a team of researchers explore how urban nature can affect the health and well-being of city-dwellers. Urban areas face...

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Fire and the Future of California Forests

This story was originally posted by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

The perennial threat of wildfire is a growing reality for many California communities. In 2017, almost 9,000 wildfires burned over one million acres of California’s forests and communities across the state, with major fires burning as late as December. Longer, more frequent droughts, higher temperatures, and unpredictable winds from climate change all factor in to the developing landscape of fire modeling and resiliency in California.

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