Marketing the Wealth of Nature

By Brian Yablonski The kayak slides quietly through the tannic waters of a creek flowing into Western Lake, a rare freshwater coastal dune lake along…

Betting on the Wealth of Nature

By David McClintick and Ross B. Emmett Simon’s claims can now be put to the test for the entire twentieth century. Despite ups and downs…

Old Becomes New Again

The latest trend in furniture appears to be environmentally sound, remarkably inventive, and priced considerably higher than the wares at Pier 1. Coat racks made…

Soot-Free in Montana

Libby, Montana, a town of about 8,000 residents located in the northwest corner of this giant state, is probably best known for its health problems…

Superb Wines from Green Acres

In years past, the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley, Calif., were the most pristine. Not a weed to be seen, just a perfect monoculture—row…

Carpet Scrap Power

Although the idea has been around for a long while, carpet manufacturers in Dalton, Georgia, the “Carpet Capital of the World,” think they have finally…

Clean Air, Expensive Houses

By Daniel K. Benjamin The Environmental Protection Agency has been regulating air pollution in the United States for more than thirty years. Thus far, we…

The Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

Eighteen young conservationists spent the month of June in Bozeman, Montana, attending the Kinship Conservation Institute. At KCI they learned about, discussed, and critiqued free…

What Paying for Ecosystem Services Means

Mark Sagoff’s piece, ‘The Catskills Parable,’ (June 2005) recounted the decision of New York City to invest in land management and infrastructure changes in the…

A Letter to the Editor

From Jim Salzman, Professor of Law, Nicholas Institute, Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke University