In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many questioned whether the city’s lack of formal zoning and recent growth were responsible … More
An old criticism of socialism is that it measures virtue by how generous someone is with other people’s money. Many … More
On July 20th, federal agents invaded the National Butterfly Center’s property, unannounced and without permission, and began to rip through … More
Conservation easements are an increasingly important tool for protecting the environment. Roughly 24 million acres in the United States are … More
Last year, the National Park Service’s centennial, saw a record number of people visiting national parks in the U.S. The … More
Rhinos have been hunted to the verge of extinction because of their valuable horns. Most governments have responded, as they … More
Designating uninhabitable private land as “critical habitat” discourages private conservation with no compensating benefit for species.
In the last few years, California experienced a long, severe drought. It was extremely painful, but not as painful as … More
The sharing economy holds tremendous environmental potential by making it easier for people to make more with less.
Concerns about the sustainability of Maine rockweed have an easy solution: property rights. If landowners also own these plants, they will be able to express their environmental values by conserving it and have an incentive to prevent overharvesting.