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Jewell in the Rough?

Few political issues are more partisan than environmental policy. Environmentalists on the left see economic success as the antithesis of environmental stewardship and conservatives on the right see...

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The Benefits of Conservation Markets for Coral Reef Restoration in Florida

In response to the Miami Herald article "Group proposes running Florida’s reefs for profit" which ran on Jan.

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Coffee and Conversation with Dino Falaschetti

PERC’s Executive Director, Dr. Dino Falaschetti, recently visited the George W. Bush Institute, where he sat down with Dr. Eric Bing to discuss how economic growth affects the environment.

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Coffee and Conversation with Laura Huggins on Stream Access

Laura Huggins sat down recently with fly fishermen Miles Noles to discuss the upcoming Montana Supreme Court case on stream access. Huggins discusses PERC's position on stream access and her...

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PERC Welcomes Michael 't Sas-Rolfes as Research Fellow

PERC is excited to welcome Michael 't Sas-Rolfes as the newest addition to its team. Michael joins PERC as a research fellow with a focus on the role of markets for wildlife conservation in Africa.

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5 ‘no-brainer’ ways to cut spending on energy and agriculture

As PERC’s Rick Stroup often says, “Efficiency has no constituency,” and that’s certainly true of environmental policy. The federal government is replete with inefficiencies resulting from overlapping,...

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The Shameful and Painful Spotted Owl Saga: Shooting Stripes To Save Spots

Spots versus stripes? Which do you prefer? Our federal government prefers spots and is moving forward with a million-dollar-a-year plan to remove 9,000 striped owls from western forests.

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Meet the 2013 Enviropreneurs

The 2013 class of Enviropreneurs™ is nearly set, and this one is shaping up to be the most unique group we have ever had. You can read their individual bios here, but let me share a few summary...

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Seasteading—the New Frontier?

The seasteading concept arises from a desire to make the world a better place to live in. People constantly disapprove of their own societies: either too conservative or too liberal, either too...

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Can insurance be good for the economy and the environment?

Executive Director Dino Falaschetti spoke at the Florida Insurance Market Summit about how financial mechanisms, particularly insurance, can improve environmental quality. A slide deck of Dr....

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Climate Change: Policy Problem or Natural Fact?

Confronted with social problems, we often call for policy solutions. Problems are not always problems, however. Sometimes they are natural facts, and resistant to human made laws.

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How Do Societies Avoid Collapse?

This week at PERC, Bart Wilson used experimental economics to explore how societies create rules and order, and how those rules adapt to sudden changes.

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Environment and Liberty: Working Together Toward a Brighter Future

At PERC, we believe that the environment and liberty must go together. Our Environment and Liberty Campaign launches a new generation of market solutions that advance both liberty and the environment.

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Regulation as Stimulus

The White House continues its aggressive stimulus program by issuing ever more stringent controls over energy use. Unfortunately, the benefits are illusory and the costs are significant.

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Steve Hayward Talks Climate on CNBC

President Obama unveiled drastic new regulations on Tuesday to curb greenhouse gas emissions. PERC board member Steve Hayward previewed the president's speech earlier this week on The Kudlow Report.

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A Will for the Woods

A new documentary, A Will for the Woods, highlights a growing trend in what is known as “green burials.” The Green Burial Council was launched with the help of PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum Joe...

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Get Used to It: Coal Is Here to Stay

The EPA and some European countries are on the warpath against coal. Technology exists to capture most of its emissions, so coal burning is not the dirty process it was decades ago. But coal is the...

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How to avoid a range war over sage grouse

A system of positive incentives to motivate environmental stewardship prior to listing under the Endangered Species Act could enhance the nation’s framework for species conservation.

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Q&A with Michael 't Sas-Rolfes on Why Legal Rhino Horn Trade Will Save Rhinos

It’s a conservation debate that’s as fiery as it gets: Will a legal rhino horn trade save rhinos? Michael 't Sas-Rolfes believes a well-regulated trade is the right answer, and here's why.

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Q&A with Enviropreneur David Hoffman on Air Quality Technology

This summer PERC welcomed 14 entrepreneurs from all over the world for its 13th annual Enviropreneur Institute. One of our enviropreneurs, David Hoffman, is an avid outdoorsman with a particular...

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