Success Overdue at The Quincy Library

By William Varettoni Enthusiasm surged recently in southwestern Washington when a community coalition announced that it had come up with a plan for logging Gifford…

What Ever Happened To Smart Growth

By C. Kenneth Orski and Jane S. Shaw “Smart growth” policies, which became popular nationwide during the 1990s, are regulations designed to reduce suburban sprawl…

How To Avoid Tax Cheating

By Terry L. Anderson and Jon Christensen One of the most useful, cost-effective methods of conserving land in America is in serious crisis. A series…

The Owens Valley ‘Water Grab’

By Jane S. Shaw Buying or selling water faces serious hurdles. An infamous episode in California can help us understand what they are so that…

Hatching at Home

Private landowners who also happen to love native fish have developed dozens of backyard incubators that are capable of hatching hundreds of thousands of eggs.…

Name That Species

Looking for a chance at immortality? It could be as close as the dusty file cabinet at a nearby museum. Thousands of new animal and…

All That Glitters is Glass

If your landscape is in need of a little razzle-dazzle, EnviroGLAS Products Inc. of Plano, Texas, may have just what you need. Its colorful recycled…

Riding the Waves

In the basement of an engineering building at Northeastern University in Boston, a strange eggbeater-type machine is strapped to a gurney in the corner. It…