Overfishing in the oceans is a classic example of the "tragedy of the commons"-- overexploitation of an unowned resource. Fishing in U.S. waters is no longer a commons free of fishing restrictions, yet many fisheries still suffer from the tragedy of the commons.
J. Bishop Grewell
By J. Bishop Grewell Tiny microbes living in the mud-pots and geysers of Yellowstone National Park have sparked a mammoth controversy.
J. Bishop Grewell, Peter Hill
Bozeman Daily ChronicleJune 20, 2000
Terry Anderson, J. Bishop Grewell
Bringing environmental issues into foreign policy-making and international law endangers trade, national sovereignty, and, ironically, long-term environmental improvement, according to two associates of the Political Economy Research Center (PERC).