storm surges: The team considered three ways in which humans depend on nature, according to Vancouver Courier. Many crops around the world are pollinated through healthy insect and bird populations; shorelines are protected from erosion and storm surges by coral reefs and coastal marshes; and water quality is protected by filtering swamps and wetlands. The results, published Thursday in the journal Science, raise troubling questions about who will be able to adapt in a shifting, less dependable world.article continues below Trending Stories Did someone find Canuck the Crow's dead body or is it a hoax Here's who's running in Vancouver in the 2019 federal election Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history'Bella Dolls' sex doll brothel has opened in Vancouver There's a great potential for the problems to occur where people have the least ability to cope with it, said Elena Bennett, who studies ecological systems at McGill University and is one of the paper's 21 co-authors. In some places, those benefits are provided through technology such as flood infrastructure or water treatment, or simply by buying food on the global market instead of growing it locally. The team was able to use large amounts of data from sources such as satellites to model where nature was providing those benefits, and where people needed them and weren't getting them. Elsewhere, however, people still rely on nature. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.