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Environment Issues

Cleaner Air May Have Brought More Storms

New climate simulations suggest that reducing the level of atmospheric aerosol particles produced by human activity might have been the main cause of a recent increase in tropical storm frequency in the North Atlantic...

Government Fiddles, Our Nation's Forests Burn

Over the past two decades, timber harvests in the 155 national forests have plunged 80 percent from 12 billion board feet per year in the 1980s to less than 2.4 billion board feet per year, says H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Japan's Natural Resources Threatened by Scarcity, Neighbors

Rare earth elements and natural gas demonstrate how Japan's resource security concerns are informing Japanese foreign policy in important ways...

Sue and Settle Disrupts U.S. Checks and Balances

Sue-and-settle has resulted in numerous regulations being passed without congressional approval...

Hydraulic Fracturing Doesn't Contaminate Water Supplies

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers...

What Is an "Organic" Label Really Worth?

Products in the United States labeled "made with organic ingredients" carry no guarantees about what else might be in the product...

Soaring Renewable Fuel Costs Spark New Fight over Ethanol Mandate

Skyrocketing renewable fuel credit prices indicate that the industry is nearing the limits of what it can blend...

Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations

Environmental policies can be most successful at maximizing net benefits if they are designed after careful consideration of unbiased estimates of the costs and benefits of environmental quality...

The EPA's Questionable Competence

Currently, 65 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency's statutorily defined responsibilities (212 of 322 possible) are past due by an average of 2,147 days...

The Free Market Is Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

According to the Energy Information Administration, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell to a little above the 1995 level and were trending lower, toward early 1990s levels...


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