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Why S'Pore's Proposed Ivory Ban May Not Solve Problem Of Illegal Trade

quoting Terry Andersonvia Today Online
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Singapore government, through the Agri-Veterinary Authority, recently announced a public consultation on a proposed ban on ivory and ivory products in Singapore. This is in relation to a bigger commitment by Singapore to tackle illegal elephant ivory trade and support elephant conservation.

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Adapting To Wildfires

by Terry Anderson, Andrew Plantingavia The Washington Times
Monday, December 10, 2018

While Gov. Jerry Brown blames the horrific death toll from California’s late-season wildfires, he and the state’s lawmakers have done little to discourage people from building homes in high-risk wildfire zones known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). By shifting the cost of wildfire prevention and protection to general taxpayers, they send the wrong signals about risk to WUI homeowners.

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U.S. Needs New Arctic Icebreakers. Will Trump's Border Wall Get In The Way?

quoting Alice Hillvia WXXV 25
Monday, December 3, 2018
As the ice disappears, the Arctic is increasingly busy. More ship traffic is pouring into northern shipping routes that are now open for longer periods at the same time that demand for oil and gas is rising. The dissolving ice has become less predictable, raising the risk of ships running aground and spilling oil or stranding cargo, crew and cruise passengers. There are also worries about illegal fishing and smuggling.
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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "California’s Forest Fire Tragedy."

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California'a Fire Dilemma: Rebuild Knowing Same Homes Will Burn Again?

quoting Alice Hillvia King 5
Monday, November 12, 2018

California faces dilemma: Rebuild after fires?

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Conservation, Like Life, Requires Difficult Trade-Offs

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Cape Cod Times
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The expression “Everything in life is a trade-off” dates so far back the original attribution is uncertain. It summarizes why there are no easy or final answers to many questions. Economist Thomas Sowell said, “There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.”

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Sunny Delusion

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

California recently enacted a law requiring solar roofs on all new homes. Wasteful and pointless, the measure will damage the state’s economy while doing nothing about climate change.

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Diesel Duplicity

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018
In the name of climate change, European policy makers “nudged” millions of drivers into diesel-powered cars, swapping hypothetical hazards for very real harm.
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Searching for Higher Ground

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The market, not regulations, will teach us how to manage rising seas and temperatures.

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Water Policy Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

California is a drought-prone state. Since 1960, the population of California has more than doubled. This suggests that the problem is that population growth in the state has made it difficult to supply enough water to accommodate the larger population. Although true to some extent, this is a minor cause of our water difficulties.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.