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Overshooting The Earth’s Capacity

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about overshooting the earth’s capacity and what we can do about it

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it’s not a time to celebrate. As the Earth Overshoot Day website explains, it marks the time when “we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.” That is the definition of unsustainable and means we’re using up the biological capital that should be our children’s legacy. We would require 1.7 Earths to meet our current annual demands sustainably.

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Do Not Forget Our Oceans!

As the World seeks solutions at COP 21, Veronica Frank sends them a five point message: Do not forget our oceans!  

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Veronica Frank

1. Oceans are the blue heart of our planet

Oceans play a central role in sustaining life on Earth. They provide us with food, resources, jobs, livelihood, and many ecological services that are essential to our very survival. Most importantly, oceans provide half of the oxygen we use to breath, regulate our climate and provide us with clean air.

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Seabird Populations have dropped 70 percent

UBC researchers have produced evidence of the extent marine ecosystems are collapsing. Seabird Populations have dropped 70 percent since the 1950’s

Originally Published by UBC News

UBC research shows world’s monitored seabird populations have dropped 70 per cent since the 1950s, a stark indication that marine ecosystems are not doing well.

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Nature As Capital

Originally Published on Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers today outlined in a series of reports how governments, organizations and corporations are successfully moving away from short-term exploitation of the natural world and embracing a long-term vision of “nature as capital” – the ultimate world bank upon which the health and prosperity of humans and the planet depend.
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The Ins And Outs Of Oceans

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

June 8 is World Oceans Day. It’s a fitting time to contemplate humanity’s evolving relationship with the source of all life. For much of human history, we’ve affected marine ecosystems primarily by what we’ve taken out of the seas. The challenge as we encounter warming temperatures and increasing industrial activity will be to manage what we put into them.
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