Blog Post

What is Ecological Wealth?

Mar 10, 2014 | James W. Boyd

The goods and services provided by nature shape our world—forests store carbon, reduce runoff, and clean the air; rivers and streams provide water for drinking, industry, and irrigation; and wetlands and estuaries catch and purify stormwater and serve as buffers against storms and floods. Yet these contributions are often ignored when weighing costs and benefits, planning for the future, and making investment decisions.


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