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When the Endangered Species Act Threatens Wildlife

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 20, 2014

Heavy-handed enforcement of the law has discouraged private conservation efforts.

Green Energy
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Stanford Roundtable 2014 Brings Climate Change to the Fore

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Extreme weather and rising sea levels are no longer abstract projections for the future. Climate change is a real phenomenon, happening here and now. And it's a problem that thinkers around the globe and at Stanford are coming together to solve.

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How Many Regulators Does It Take to Kill A Mosquito?

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A British company’s genetic engineering technology could be the Next Big Thing in the control of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya–if regulators don’t erect unreasonable barriers.

Interviews

John Villasenor on the John Batchelor Show (20:09)

interview with John Villasenorvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

National Fellow John Villasenor discusses technology on the John Batchelor Show.

Other Media

Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs?

quoting George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Monday, October 6, 2014

Yes, it could. And it should create many more than it destroys, so long as the revenue is spent wisely.

Interviews

Michael McFaul on Audio Boom (1:19)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Audio Boom
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Senior Fellow Michael McFaul discusses his use of Twitter for digital diplomacy during his tenure as the ambassador to Russia on Audio Boom.

Green Energy
Other Media

George Shultz: “Climate is changing,” and we need more action

featuring George P. Shultzvia MIT News
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

You might not picture former Secretary of State George Shultz PhD ’49 as someone who drives an electric car, or has solar panels on the roof of his home. But he does — and Shultz has become a vocal proponent of action to combat climate change.

Featured Commentary

Life-saving Drugs and Deadly Delays

by Henry I. Millervia New York Post
Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration just granted permission for “expanded access” to an experimental medicine for Ebola. It’s OK as far as it goes, but it’s an exception to the FDA’s reluctance to approve the use of life-saving products.

Interviews

Henry Miller on the Lars Larson Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hoover Fellow Henry Miller discusses GMO foods on the John Batchelor Show.

Featured Commentary

The Dreaded 'Green Blob' Is The Most Dire Threat To Bees

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

If neonicotinoid pesticides were banned–as activists are demanding–U.S. farmers’ productivity would drop and they would resort to more toxic chemicals, the nation’s agricultural economy would be damaged, food prices would increase, and bees would be much worse off.

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