The long-held contention that rural forest communities are the prime culprits in tropical forest destruction is increasingly being discredited, as evidence mounts that the best way to protect rainforests is to involve local residents in sustainable management.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is trying to become "coal-free" by 2020 but can't find any torrefied pellets, which are a biomass alternative to coal --
The West African nation of Liberia has partnered with the European Union in a unique attempt to protect its remaining forests by barcoding every harvestable tree.
Jane Shaw, Richard Stroup, Donald Leal, Bruce Yandle, Terry Anderson
PERC scholars respond to a journalist’s critiques of free market environmentalism.
The March 1996 issue of PERC Reports included an essay by Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman. Several letters to the editor expressed gratitude, others suggested we'd been wrong to provide a platform for a radical activist. We compiled several of the letters to highlight the debate.
Terry Anderson, Jane Shaw
The political upheaval that occurred in November 1994 provides an opportunity to establish a new environmental agenda. This must be a positive agenda--one that will protect environmental quality and at the same time restore fiscal responsibility, lift onerous regulation, and promote the fair...
Jane Shaw, Heather MacDonald
A correspondence on why government's efforts to conserve our natural resources fall short of the work done by private conservationists.
Richard Stroup, Jane Shaw
This essay is excerpted from Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, Jay H.