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The Philippines Gets a Billboard That Reduces Pollution

Yeah, it's an ad, but its 3,600 potted Fukien tea plants can absorb as much as 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide over the course of a year.

Billboards get a bad rap, and rightfully so. The vast majority of them just sully the visual environment. But a new billboard in the Philippines might actually make the world a little better, in its own small way, by reducing air pollution.

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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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