UHM OKAY THAHT. Sobbing at my desk right now.
Plenty of people view open space as an economic drain, but the services provided by wild and revegetated ecosystems are beginning to be quantified.
In Bellingham, WA, residents pay a “watershed acquisition fee” which goes to help purchase open space land in and around the city. The idea that natural ecosystems provide benefits to residents and that open space is therefore worth purchasing is gaining traction across the country.
Shark Week is absurdly popular. Maybe it’s not absurd since sharks are pretty much awesome. It’s not surprising that people are hungry for information about these tantalizingly terrifying beasts. So shouldn’t Discovery Channel be … you know … informing people?