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The flip side of citizen science

Although community participation in conservation schemes is often actively encouraged, there are concerns about internet wildlife enthusiasts inadvertently affecting the agricultural industry. Biosecurity scientists have raised the issue of online miss-identification of agricultural pest species and the potential trade implications. … Continue reading

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Striking a balance: marine conservation versus economic needs

Britain’s Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area was created with the intention of balancing conservation with the economic needs of fishermen by zoning the park to allow particular types of harvesting in designated parts of the protected area. A similar model … Continue reading

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The emergence of steady state economies. What does it mean?

A steady state economy has stable levels of population growth with birth and death rates that are relatively even, and stable levels of energy and resource consumption where material throughput does not exceed ecological limits. A steady state economy is … Continue reading

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A ‘peek’ at consumption

Our economy depends upon ever increasing levels of consumption. Recent findings, drawing upon information from the Office of National Statistics suggest that our consumption of ‘stuff’ (e.g. food, fuel, cars, furniture) peaked in 2001 and is now trending to decline. … Continue reading

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Virtually rich

A new virtual economy is emerging and it has produced its first millionaire. “Second Life” is a virtual world where gamers can socialise and connect. Within the game users can purchase virtual fashions to dress their character or rent properties … Continue reading

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