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Environmental markets' news & resources: species, wetlands, habitat and biodiversity.

From May 2013, Madsen Environmental has handed over these reins. I'll continue the focus and trends of Nature+Economics here, and post on similar themes. Follow, suggest a Scoop, and offer advice and feedback as I curate
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CA's Hydro One's Biodiversity Initiative

CA's Hydro One's Biodiversity Initiative | Nature + Economics | Scoop.it

Summary from 2011 EM MitMail newsletter "In Ontario, Hydro One is partnering with local conservation groups to carry out biodiversity restoration projects in four watersheds, in an effort to increase local wildlife habitat on public lands and a First Nations Reserve. This is a departure from Hydro One's usual strategy of a like-for-like replacement of the woodlots destroyed along the routes of its high-voltage transmission lines. Hydro One's proposed Bruce to Milton Project will clear about 280 hectares of woodlot; an estimated 380 ha of woodlot and wildlife habitat will be restored and enhanced under the new program. Hydro One expects to spend about CAD $2 million on a total of 22 projects in the area." (http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/pages/dynamic/newsletter.page.php?page_id=8522§ion=newsletters&eod=1)

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OR ~wqt project: avoid grey infrastructure costs of $16 mill with $8 mill green infrastructure (tree planting)

OR ~wqt project: avoid grey infrastructure costs of $16 mill with $8 mill green infrastructure (tree planting) | Nature + Economics | Scoop.it

City of Medford has to reduce the temp of the Rogue River (presumably wastewater treatment plant outflows are warming up the water?) per OR DEQ (temp TMDL?). Instead of a projected grey infrastructure cost of $16 million (for cooling towers, holding ponds), the city signed a contract with the Freshwater Trust for $8 million to buy water quality credits that represent the required temperature reduction. How do they get that cooling? Trees n stuff. Modeled, monitored, all that good stuff.

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Deloitte | No Water, No Energy. No Energy, | Few companies have integrated energy/water strategies

Deloitte | No Water, No Energy. No Energy, | Few companies have integrated energy/water strategies | Nature + Economics | Scoop.it
Few companies have integrated energy/water strategies.
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