Pissapocalypse: New Zealand’s Dairy Little Secret

The massive expansion of New Zealand’s agricultural sector over the last decades is largely held responsible for the demise of the country’s once pristine freshwater resources. The correlation is well established. The increase in land used for dairy farming increases nitrate levels, which does not only lead to a significant decrease in biodiversity but also threatens the potability of public water supply. Read more

Recirculation of Economic Dividends within Social-Economic-Ecosystems

Ecosystems may be considered as either non-social or social ecological systems (SES) depending on the presence of social linkages and the perception of derived value from the ecosystem services (ES). However, ES may often be under competitive pressures where the consumptive demands of socio-economic projects impact ecosystem sustainability. Read more