California utility companies are investing heavily in solar power. The utilities, along with many industry experts, expect the tax breaks for solar producers will make the cost of solar energy competitive with power from coal and natural gas by 2016 when the credits expire.
The world’s ocean fisheries are in decline. Since 1950, nearly 30 percent of all fisheries have collapsed, and some scientists project that in 40 years, all of the world’s fisheries could collapse.
Rights-based management programs work for commercial fishing, but do they have the same result with recreational fishing? Leal and Majaraj explain how rights-based management can work for recreational fishermen as well.
Originally appeared in the Great Falls Tribune.
Edited by Donald R. Leal and Vishwanie Maharaj
Economists devote page upon page of their textbooks to discussions of “public goods,” arguing that markets won’t supply them.
Can commercial and recreational fishermen work together for conservation? Donald Leal explores the idea.
There is a crossroads in Texas. Down along the Mexican border, in a four-county area, sits the Lower Rio Grande Valley—a merger of tropics and subtropics.
In Delaware, a waste disposal operation has transformed an underwater desert into a marine oasis.