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August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this year
In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature.
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, August 12, 2015
Today is the Ecological Deficit Day for the United States
Today marks the date the United States has busted its annual ecological budget, utilizing more resources and services than U.S. ecosystems can regenerate within the full year. The population of the United States is using twice the renewable natural resources and services that can be regenerated within its borders, according to the report, "State of the States: A New Perspective on the Wealth of Our Nation."
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, USA, July 14, 2015
China Is the World's Largest Contributor to Annual Growth in Natural Resource Demand
China is the world's largest contributor to annual growth in the demand for ecological resources and services, and has been for the last five years for which data is available, according to Global Footprint Network, a leading expert in natural resource accounting.
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, March 17, 2015
Russia is the Most Populous Nation With Increasing Renewable Natural Resource Reserves, According to New Footprint Report
Russia ranks fourth in the world among nations with the most biocapacity and is uniquely positioned as the only nation with increasing biocapacity reserves, according to a report released Oct. 13 by WWF-Russia in Moscow. Press Release in Russian
WWF-Russia, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, October 16, 2014
Science Article Shows More Investment Needed to Reach 2020 Biodiversity Targets
A new study published in Science today and co-authored by Global Footprint Network’s researchers reveals that, despite some progress, more needs to be done to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020.
Science, Oakland, CA, October 02, 2014
Living Planet Report 2014 Release
Humanity’s demand on the planet is more than 50 percent larger than what nature can renew, jeopardizing the well-being of humans as well as populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, according to data released today by Global Footprint Network, WWF and the Zoological Society of London.
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, September 29, 2014
Aug. 19 was Earth Overshoot Day 2014
It has taken less than eight months for humanity to use up nature's entire budget of the year and go into ecological overshoot.
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, August 22, 2014
Earth Overshoot Day: Resource constraints compound economic inequality between countries
Today's most vulnerable countries are struggling with both low income (as defined by the World Bank) and biocapacity deficits. They are home to 72 percent of the global population, including two billion people who are not able to meet their most basic needs.
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, August 15, 2014
Philippines Laguna Lake Region Running Staggering Ecological Deficit
Mirroring national trends of steady resource degradation, the Philippines’ Laguna Lake region now faces a staggering ecological deficit as its population demands natural resources at a rate 30 times faster than what the region can renewably supply, according to a recent report on the resource demand and supply of the region.
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, October 23, 2013
August 20th was Earth Overshoot Day 2013
Humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year and is now operating in overdraft, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in California, Europe and Japan. Earth Overshoot Day is the approximate date humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth can renew in a year. Global Footprint Network tracks humanity’s demand on the planet’s ecological resources (such as food provisions, raw materials and carbon dioxide absorption) — its Ecological Footprint — against nature’s ability to replenish those resources and absorb waste. Global Footprint Network’s data show that, in less than eight months, we have used as much nature as our planet can regenerate this year.
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA, August 20, 2013
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Ecological Debt's Hidden War Increases Tensions in the Mediterranean Area
Renewable Matter, Italy, July 17, 2015
State of the States Media Coverage
Various Sources, United States, July 15, 2015
Is Your State Consuming More Than Nature Can Provide?
National Geographic, USA, July 14, 2015
The Ecological Footprint of a Montenegro citizen
Vijesti, Montenegro, June 28, 2015
Montenegro's Ecological Footprint
Cafe Del Montenegro, Montenegro, June 22, 2015
How many Earth's do we need?
BBC, United Kingdom, June 16, 2015
Environmentalist calls for new ideas versus climate change
The Visayan Daily Star, Philippines, April 15, 2015
UAE Ecological Footprint Has Dropped
The UAE ecological footprint dropped to 7.75 hectares per person last year, down from 11.68 hectares in 2006, the Ministry of Environment and Water reported. The ministry said the decrease was because of improved environmental sustainability, through the country’s adoption of the Ecological Footprint initiative.
The National, Abu Dhabi, April 08, 2015
How green is your city: towards an index of urban sustainability
The Conversation, Maryland, March 13, 2015
Im Naturbudget hoch verschuldet
Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Austria, February 26, 2015
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