ecosystem markets

Charges Against StatOil, Green Cremation, and Animal Personalities

This past week saw tar sands developer StatOil in court facing charges related to 19 contraventions of the Water Allocation Act. We caught up with representatives of Greenpeace outside the courthouse to discuss the nature of the infractions and their concerns with the industry. Wildlife researcher Robert Found tells us about work he’s done identifying different personality types amoung elk and the impact it will have on conservation efforts. We learn about two new methods of cremation that are cleaning up the industry’s sooty reputation, and we round out the show with a look at ecosystem markets and how they help economists factor the environment into their work. All that, plus your wrap up of the week’s news headlines.

Elk taking in a game of golf. Photo courtesy of Eric_L.