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Science and Environment

Anna Cherkasova, editor

 

It’s time for the entire world to lower
income taxes and raise environmental taxes

As Americans are filing their income taxes, many of their counterparts in several European countries are benefiting from a steady decline in income taxes as governments lower taxes on income and raise taxes on environmentally destructive activities — like burning gasoline or coal. [More]

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Oceanic Institute: Protecting Coral Reefs

Coral reefs have always been an important component of human existence in Hawai‘i. These reefs once provided the majority of the protein for the Hawaiian people, but overexploitation and severe degradation of our coastal environments has led to declines in many of Hawai‘i’s most-valued fish species. My research interests focus on the conservation of coral reef ecosystems including species-habitat interactions, the ecological impact of fishing on the marine community, and the integration of mapping and monitoring of coral reef ecosystems to examine the efficacy and design of marine protected areas (MPAs). We are examining a number of important resource species such as moi, o‘io, ulua, and uhu so that we can better understand important life-histories phases and develop methods to rebuild these and other species of concern. [More]


Alan Friedlander

Courtesty OI

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Earth Talk: Norton successor likely to continue disastrous environmental policies

Dear EarthTalk: President Bush recently replaced Interior Secretary Gale Norton, who resigned, with Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne. What was Norton’s environmental legacy and what can we expect from her successor?

—Kiernan Romano, Ronkonkoma, NY [More]


As former Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton, and U.S. Senator Larry Craig look on, Governor Kempthorne signs a Memorandum of Understanding that will give the state the authority to manage the wolf population in Idaho.

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China learns to communicate

Severe industrial waste dumping, serious factory spills, deadly water pollution. In the past, all were considered state secrets in China. The public had no right-to-know. The government would announce the incidents, if at all, only well after the fact, all in the name of maintaining a stable society. But, according to East-West Center senior fellow ZhongXiang Zhang, not anymore. [More]

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