Cataloging Parks

While there has been no lack of news coverage on the sad state of our national parks, there is still not enough money to shore…

Tantalizing Tamarins

In Brazil’s Atlantic coastal forest, farmers are finding they can make more money by protecting the trees than from agriculture. The golden lion tamarin, a…

Ecosystem Management:

By Allen Fitzsimmons One of the Clinton administration’s first major environmental policy initiatives was to call for a shift to ecosystem management. In a nutshell,…

Driving and Density

One technique proposed for combating “urban sprawl” is increasing population densities. Government planners are beginning to require new residential developments to house more people per…

Land Trusts or Land Agents?

By Bruce Yandle Celebrated by market enthusiasts and conservationists alike, land trusts have become the instrument of choice across the nation for conserving farmland, sensitive…

Superfund Follies

By Daniel K. Benjamin EPA cleanups of superfund sites cost an average of $12 billion for every cancer case prevented. Most people are aware that…