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Germany Plans to Give Dozens of Military Bases Back to Nature

The country will turn thousands of acres once reserved for training soldiers into sanctuaries reserved for protecting wildlife.

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“Old soldiers,” explained acclaimed general Douglas MacArthur, during his iconic farewell speech to Congress, “never die; they just fade away.”

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How Can We Put a Value on Ecosystem Services?

To save the natural world, we need to translate the value of things like pollination and coral reefs into dollars and cents.

Yesterday, the release of the U.K. National Ecosystem Assessment raised some eyebrows when it revealed that the nature "is worth billions" to the United Kingdom.

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