Do those who pursue renewable energy as an end in itself fail to see the wood for the trees? Is smoke less polluting? Europe’s wood subsidies show the folly of focusing green policy on “renewables”. This 2013 excerpt is from The Economist, Apr 6.
Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause says soundscapes from forests to deserts are being lost or contaminated by human noise. What would make humans use some land more intensely, other land not at all? This 2012 article is from The Ecologist, Oct 1.
In the 1960s, microwave sickness from similar ‘low’ levels was relatively well known. Today, our awareness needs reawakening. May it open the floodgates for reform. This 2012 article is from The Ecologist, Spt 19.
Some huge swathes of pristine forest remain, but it is no longer suitable for great apes due to the extensive hunting that occurs within to supply the trade in bushmeat. Can humans find economic alternatives to slaughter? This 2012 article is from the BBC, Spt 28.
Responding to the overshoot and collapse, Singapore’s leaders crafted solutions — including a tax that some academics miss — that overcame these challenges and produced a successful and sustainable development trajectory. This 2012 article is from the Solutions Journal, September.
For more than a decade, the chemical companies that made CFCs reacted much like today’s coal and oil companies: They denied the science, attacked the messengers, and predicted economic ruin. But the green movement won at last. This 2012 article is from USA Today, Spt 28.
Even Without Eco-Rights & Land Rights Enforced <b>Coal</b>, the solid fossil fuel, is being undercut by the fossil fuel natural gas, not because gas is cleaner — it’s just cheaper. by Clark Williams-Derry The US Energy Information Administration released new […]
The environmental tax shift evolved in three phases: from taxing pollution while untaxing income (a federal tax), thru taxing extraction while untaxing sales (a state tax), to taxing location while untaxing built property (a local tax). The last of these […]