Georgia and Florida have taken their long-standing fight over water to the U.S. Supreme Court. Defining clear, enforceable, and transferable water rights could help ensure that water is allocated to productive uses and finally put an end to this water war.
Allowing price to ration water may be a bitter political pill to swallow, but it makes economic and environmental sense. Writing at The Conversation, Randy Simmons lends insight into California's water crisis.
Cliven Bundy's battle was born out of a broken system that encourages conflict, not negotiation.
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
The death this week of Ronald Coase, one of the world's most-cited economists, comes at a time when there is lively debate about the very issue he raised: why neither markets nor government are panaceas.
This paper summarizes the state of the academic literature on the implications of environmental justice.
Irrespective of the uncertainties surrounding the causes of climate change, the United States is poised to join the rest of the developed world in a fight against rising carbon dioxide levels.
R. David Simpson
What is the best way to preserve species-rich tropical habitats? During the past two decades, international conservation groups have attempted to save habitats by combining conservation with development.
With abundant rainfall, the southeastern United States has rarely experienced conflicts over the allocation of water. But that is changing. As population grows, the demand for water grows, and when periodic drought occurs, disputes can result.