Big Adventure in a Tiny Car

My years alone in the wild left me with many impressions – some more profound, some less so. The hermit-like wanderings certainly helped me figure out what’s really needed to live in this world; it’s not hard to determine when you’ve got to carry it all on your back. Living in such a real and […]

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Make the Best of it.

In my book, The Dying Fish, I wandered through pristine and nearly pristine habitat about as far as you can get from roads and homes in the east, generally well off the beaten track. It was where I needed to go to discuss what was best for brook trout but few of us get to […]

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A Better Way Forward 2

Last time around I started discussing a relatively new frontier in environmental regulation – credits trading or “cap and trade.” It’s a relatively free market idea, at least compared to the old-fashioned “command and control.” Last time around I discussed the pilot cap and trade program: emissions trading for control of acid rain. Before moving […]

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A Better Way Forward

What’s meant by a “cap and trade” regulatory scheme? As of a decade ago, I couldn’t have told you but I’ve become familiar with this concept and have read widely from both proponents and opponents of the concept. I’m going to try to do justice to the idea here, in a few of its most […]

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Ecology Beyond the Textbooks

Ecology: A branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments     Ecology is too complex a thing to think we know it all. And it’s too big an idea to imagine we can understand it from a book, without in situ experience. It’s all change and every organism is linked […]

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