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Global trends in nature’s contributions to people


In a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team co-led by the University of Minnesota, examined the risks to human well-being and prosperity stemming from ongoing environmental degradation.

“There are many ways that nature provides benefits to people — from the production of material goods to non-material benefits, and the benefits of natural ecology that regulate environmental conditions,” said Kate Brauman, lead author and a lead scientist at the U of M Institute on the Environment (IonE). “We are in a much better position to identify the problems in the way we are managing nature, and that gives us a path forward to manage it better.” MORE

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