Ecological economics
Ecological economics/eco-economics refers to both a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of academic research that aims to address the interdependence and coevolution of human economies and ...
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Crippled Atlantic Currents Triggered Ice Age Climate Change
The last ice age wasn’t one long big chill. Dozens of times temperatures abruptly rose or fell, causing all manner of ecological change. Mysteriously, ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica show that...
Dust From Sahara Makes Significant Impact On Caribbean Sea Ecosystem, Research Shows
Atmospherically transported dust from the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world, is bringing iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thin...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work In Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the ...
World's Oldest Seabird Laysan Albatross Returns To Hawaii To Lay 37th Egg
The world's oldest known seabird, a Laysan albatross named Wisdom, has returned to nest almost after a year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has said. The albatross was seen at the remote island of M...
Is The Eco-Tourism Boom Putting Wildlife In A New Kind Of Danger?
Many tourists today are drawn to the idea of vacationing in far-flung places around the globe where their dollars can make a positive impact on local people and local wildlife. But researchers writing...
In The Eerie Emptiness Of Chernobyl’s Abandoned Towns, Wildlife Is Flourishing
Whatever fallout may have come from the initial explosion was completely offset by the benefits of life without humans. e sound was like nothing Tom Hinton had ever heard before: a chorus of baleful w...
Planet earth is you. SAVE IT!
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Why Climate Change Is Pushing Earth's Boreal Forests To 'Tipping Point'
Boreal forests make up about 30 percent of the planet’s total forest area. Ecosystem scholars say that they are being threatened by warmer temperatures brought on by climate change. International poli...
Without Humans, The Whole World Could Look Like Serengeti
The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities -- and not climatic or other environmental constraints. This is determined in a new study, which...
We’ve Consumed More Than the Earth Can Regenerate This Year
Thursday, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day in 2015, when resource use is expected to outstrip the capacity for regeneration—and it’s getting earlier every year.
Eye Shape Reveals Whether An Animal Is Predator Or Prey, New Study Shows
A close look at the eyes of 214 types of animal has revealed a relationship between the shape of the pupil and the animal’s ecological niche. The eyes say it all. They answer questions about a creatur...
Pesticides: More Toxic Than Previously Thought?
Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed. A McGill research team reached this conclusion after looking...
Ecology
Ecology (from Greek: οἶκος, "house"; -λογία, "study of") is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment, such as the interactions organisms have with ea...
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Energy economics
Energy economics is a broad scientific subject area which includes topics related to supply and use of energy in societies. Due to diversity of issues and methods applied and shared with a number of a...
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Emergy
Emergy is a type of available energy (exergy) that is consumed in direct and indirect transformations needed to make a product or service. Emergy accounts for, and is, therefore, in effect a measure o...
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Thermoeconomics
Thermoeconomics, also referred to as biophysical economics, is a school of heterodox economics that applies the laws of thermodynamics to economic theory. The term "thermoeconomics" was coined in 196...
Is The Eco-Tourism Boom Putting Wildlife In A New Kind Of Danger?
Many tourists today are drawn to the idea of vacationing in far-flung places around the globe where their dollars can make a positive impact on local people and local wildlife. But researchers writing...
Trophic level
The trophic level of an organism is the position it occupies in a food chain. The word trophic derives from the Greek τροφή (trophē) referring to food or feeding. A food chain represents a succession...
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Aquatic ecosystem
An aquatic ecosystem is an ecosystem in a body of water. Communities of organisms that are dependent on each other and on their environment live in aquatic ecosystems. The two main types of aquatic e...
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Outline of ecology
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ecology:Ecology – scientific study of the distribution and abundance of living organisms and how the distribution and abu...
Novel ecosystem
Novel ecosystems are human-built, modified, or engineered niches of the Anthropocene. They exist in places that have been altered in structure and function by human agency. Novel ecosystems are part o...
Energy returned on energy invested
In physics, energy economics and ecological energetics, energy returned on energy invested (EROEI or ERoEI); or energy return on investment (EROI), is the ratio of the amount of usable energy acquired...
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Ecotourism routes in Europe
The 5 eco-tourism Pan-European routes cross 35 countries in Europe by connecting natural parks (national parks and regional parks) to the heritage sights chosen by UNESCO and to the biosphere reserves...
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Natural capital
Natural capital is the world's stock of natural resources which creates a long term supply of goods or services. It is an extension of the economic notion of capital (resources which enable the produc...
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Transformity
The concept of transformity was first introduced by David M. Scienceman in collaboration with Howard T. Odum. In 1987 Scienceman proposed that the phrases, "energy quality", "energy quality factor", a...
International Society for Ecological Economics
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) was founded in 1989 to promote ecological economics and assist ecological economists and related societies. The society publishes a monthly j...
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Steady state economy
A steady state economy is an economy of relatively stable size. A zero growth economy features stable population and stable consumption that remain at or below carrying capacity. The term typically r...