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Environment

Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis

San Francisco – California should lift bans and restrictions to help alleviate the water distribution problem, according to Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis, a Pacific Research Institute report released today. The challenge for the Golden State is to move water from areas with ...
Agriculture

Subsidies and Pricing Key to Significant Water Conservation in California Agriculture

In September, the Pacific Institute, an Oakland-based environmental think tank, released More with Less: Agricultural Conservation and Efficiency in California, a report that analyzes opportunities for reductions in agricultural water use, particularly in the water-stressed Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. That fragile ecosystem is home to the court-protected Delta smelt and ...
Climate Change

James Hansen Goes Extreme

NASA’s James Hansen, head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is no stranger to controversy. But in September, Dr. Hansen took his activism to another level by endorsing “ecovandalism” in a British court. Dr. Hansen, who holds an M.S. in astronomy and a Ph.D. in physics, comes billed as ...
Environment

Strive for Accuracy, not Alarmism, in Environmental Education

California plans to provide an environmental education curriculum to its K-12 schools, home to more than six million students, by 2010. Since California often sets the tone for the rest of the nation, it wouldn’t hurt to see just what kind of environmental curriculum the Golden State has in mind. ...
Climate Change

The Media Should Report What the Vatican Really Says about the Environment

Listening to the news over the past year, one would think the Vatican was reinventing Catholicism in an effort to go green. First there was the story that the Vatican was sponsoring a forest to offset the carbon emissions of Vatican City. Then we found out that the Vatican had ...
Climate Change

Be Careful What You Wish For: Hardship of high gasoline prices previews the impact of emission controls

In 2006, at the end of his movie An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore offered a number of things that the average person could do to decrease their impact on global climate change. They could ride a bike or take mass transit, the former vice-president advised. They could drive a fuel-efficient ...
Agriculture

What you should know about genetically modified crops

The Eureka Reporter, June 18, 2008 With concerns mounting over global food supply and prices, and the potential impact of climate change on the frequency of droughts or disease outbreaks, now’s the time for using technology to our advantage in food production. With this in mind, the Bush Administration included ...
Agriculture

What Congress, and Everybody Else, Should Know About Genetically Modified Crops

With concerns mounting over global food supply and prices, and the potential impacts of climate change on the frequency of droughts or disease outbreaks, now’s time for using technology to our advantage in food production. With this in mind, the Bush administration included a directive in its proposed $770 million ...
Energy

Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind? Or in Government Energy Subsidies?

Over the last decade, wind energy capacity in the United States has been increasing at a rapid rate. This surge is partly influenced by the attractive “green” aspects of wind energy, namely that it is carbon-free and nearly limitless. Something else, however, is also driving the surge in capacity – ...
Commentary

Get Out and Enjoy Earth Day

Front Page Magazine, April 22, 2008 Earth Day 2008 brings good news about the environment but also reveals a strange dynamic. Despite a nearly non-stop public dialogue, including an Oscar-winning movie and two Nobel prizes, Americans are actually taking less time to experience the environment. They would be better off ...
Environment

Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis

San Francisco – California should lift bans and restrictions to help alleviate the water distribution problem, according to Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis, a Pacific Research Institute report released today. The challenge for the Golden State is to move water from areas with ...
Agriculture

Subsidies and Pricing Key to Significant Water Conservation in California Agriculture

In September, the Pacific Institute, an Oakland-based environmental think tank, released More with Less: Agricultural Conservation and Efficiency in California, a report that analyzes opportunities for reductions in agricultural water use, particularly in the water-stressed Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. That fragile ecosystem is home to the court-protected Delta smelt and ...
Climate Change

James Hansen Goes Extreme

NASA’s James Hansen, head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is no stranger to controversy. But in September, Dr. Hansen took his activism to another level by endorsing “ecovandalism” in a British court. Dr. Hansen, who holds an M.S. in astronomy and a Ph.D. in physics, comes billed as ...
Environment

Strive for Accuracy, not Alarmism, in Environmental Education

California plans to provide an environmental education curriculum to its K-12 schools, home to more than six million students, by 2010. Since California often sets the tone for the rest of the nation, it wouldn’t hurt to see just what kind of environmental curriculum the Golden State has in mind. ...
Climate Change

The Media Should Report What the Vatican Really Says about the Environment

Listening to the news over the past year, one would think the Vatican was reinventing Catholicism in an effort to go green. First there was the story that the Vatican was sponsoring a forest to offset the carbon emissions of Vatican City. Then we found out that the Vatican had ...
Climate Change

Be Careful What You Wish For: Hardship of high gasoline prices previews the impact of emission controls

In 2006, at the end of his movie An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore offered a number of things that the average person could do to decrease their impact on global climate change. They could ride a bike or take mass transit, the former vice-president advised. They could drive a fuel-efficient ...
Agriculture

What you should know about genetically modified crops

The Eureka Reporter, June 18, 2008 With concerns mounting over global food supply and prices, and the potential impact of climate change on the frequency of droughts or disease outbreaks, now’s the time for using technology to our advantage in food production. With this in mind, the Bush Administration included ...
Agriculture

What Congress, and Everybody Else, Should Know About Genetically Modified Crops

With concerns mounting over global food supply and prices, and the potential impacts of climate change on the frequency of droughts or disease outbreaks, now’s time for using technology to our advantage in food production. With this in mind, the Bush administration included a directive in its proposed $770 million ...
Energy

Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind? Or in Government Energy Subsidies?

Over the last decade, wind energy capacity in the United States has been increasing at a rapid rate. This surge is partly influenced by the attractive “green” aspects of wind energy, namely that it is carbon-free and nearly limitless. Something else, however, is also driving the surge in capacity – ...
Commentary

Get Out and Enjoy Earth Day

Front Page Magazine, April 22, 2008 Earth Day 2008 brings good news about the environment but also reveals a strange dynamic. Despite a nearly non-stop public dialogue, including an Oscar-winning movie and two Nobel prizes, Americans are actually taking less time to experience the environment. They would be better off ...
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