UK Group Assigns a Value to ‘Nature’ reports that a new study in the United Kingdom has assigned a monetary value to “nature” in the nation. The figure is in the billions. Some would say the value is “priceless” when you are talking about clean air and clean water, for example. The “Flowering City” plan released in Lowell in the late 1990’s was an attempt to make a similar point as this UK report does about the central importance of the environment to everyday life. It did not, however, estimate financial values of the “blueways” and “greenways” in Lowell.  Read the report here.