Ecosystem services such as clean water from forests are free, but now their value is being recognized. Entrepreneurs are developing markets for these services and providing incentives for conservation.
Most claims of environmental good from recycling are myths. Recycling often uses more resources than it saves.
Water rights have evolved in recent years as parties express desires to sell, lease, or give water for environmental or recreational purposes.
Private landowners with river and streams running through their property claim that stretch of water as their own, but rafters who float by claim the water belongs to the public.
By Marty Trillhaase JEERS ... to Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna. Last week he persuaded the Idaho Land Board to drain an extra $22 million from an endowment reserve account to soften the budget hit on public schools. This week, he derailed pumping more money into it.
By Jane Chastain Some people learn from their mistakes. It appears Barack Obama is not one of them.