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Terry Anderson, Brandon Scarborough, Reed Watson
Authors Reed Watson and Brandon Scarborough briefly describe and give examples of how water markets can not only provide water where it is needed most, but avoid the acrimony of past water disputes.
On the first Earth Day, predictions of famine and catastrophe dominated the news. Today, forty years later, PERC's Laura Huggins tells us that we have much to celebrate. Human ingenuity continues to produce new ideas and technologies that have led to environmental advances, not disasters.
On the first Earth Day, predictions of famine and catastrophe dominated the news. Today, forty years later, PERC's Laura Huggins tells us that we have much to celebrate. Human ingenuity continues to produce new ideas and technologies that have led to environmental advances, not disasters.
On the first Earth Day, predictions of famine and catastrophe dominated the news. Today, forty years later, PERC's Laura Huggins tells us that we have much to celebrate. Human ingenuity continues to produce new ideas and technologies that have led to environmental advances, not disasters.
On the first Earth Day, predictions of famine and catastrophe dominated the news. Today, forty years later, PERC's Laura Huggins tells us that we have much to celebrate. Human ingenuity continues to produce new ideas and technologies that have led to environmental advances, not disasters.
On the first Earth Day, predictions of famine and catastrophe dominated the news. Today, forty years later, PERC's Laura Huggins tells us that we have much to celebrate. Human ingenuity continues to produce new ideas and technologies that have led to environmental advances, not disasters.
On the first Earth Day, predictions of famine and catastrophe dominated the news. Today, forty years later, PERC's Laura Huggins tells us that we have much to celebrate. Human ingenuity continues to produce new ideas and technologies that have led to environmental advances, not disasters.
PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum Brett Howell is developing a market for coral reef restoration off Florida’s coast. If the reefs rebound and new coral grows, they will not only improve the habitat for marine animals but also improve business prospects for dive shops, fishing boats, and ocean side hotels and restaurants.
Laura Huggins
PERC Director of Outreach Laura Huggins explores how free market environmentalism is working to save 40 million acres of Patagonia grasslands.
Roger Meiners
In a new video, Roger Meiners shows why the common law may be the best remedy to resolve environmental conflicts – without bureaucratic trash to stink things up.
Danielle Fisher
Enviropreneur Danielle Fisher (Alumni 2013) is the owner and founder of Crazy Mountain Grass Fed Beef, LLC in Bozeman, Montana. She came to PERC with the aim to market grass fed beef as the sum of all its parts with the concept: "terroir of beef." In this video she introduces herself and her product and proposes to producers and consumers alike that variability is no longer a liability, it is an asset.
Peter Hill
Watch PJ Hill discuss the economic history of the Oregon Trail and then join him LIVE this Thursday, June 26 from 6 - 8 pm mountain time to learn more, challenge his perspective, and discover the secret antidote to typhoid.
Annie Ireland, Todd Graham
In first-of-its-kind legislation, the National Park Service and the Oglala Sioux have proposed the 133,000-acre South Unit of Badlands National Park be turned into a Tribal National Park. Can it be done?
Daniel Benjamin
To recycle or not to recycle? That is the question.
Dino Falaschetti, PERC's Executive Director, shares a story on the lessons of green energy policy and green growth.
Laura Huggins
Laura Huggins explains how thinking outside the box and innovating can work for the environment as it does for business. Sometimes big change starts with thinking big and perhaps a little outside the box. Take it from enviropreneur Hank Fischer.
Te Maire Tau, a member of the Māori in New Zealand, discusses how their tribe is fighting to reinstate indigenous rights to own property and build an economy.
PERC Julian Simon Fellow David Schmidtz focuses on conflict resolution at the intersection of economics and ecology. In this video, he explores "alien priorities."
Terry Anderson
PERC's Terry Anderson and the Hoover Institution's Carson Bruno examine the hydraulic fracturing process and the market mechanisms which would allow us to take advantage of fracking's benefits and mitigate its costs.
As part of the government shutdown that started October 1, the National Parks Service closed all U.S. national parks and monuments. Visitors were denied entry to Yosemite and Yellowstone and acres and acres of national park lands until the government resumes business. But economics professor Holly Fretwell says this could have been avoided.
Holly Fretwell
Do you visit national parks for the monumental value or for their ecological value? Can they be the same and how can we manage to keep our parks operating well into the 21st century? Join Alfred Runte and Holly Fretwell for a conversation on national parks.
Walter Thurman
Are bees really vanishing? Watch as PERC's Wally Thurman busts the myth with John Stossel on the FOX Business Network. As Thurman explains, market forces have kept honey bees buzzing.
Bruce Yandle
We all know bootleggers and Baptists rarely see eye to eye. Ask one group and its members will probably tell you they despise the other group. Yet, when it comes to government regulation, both bootleggers and Baptists work together.
Paul Schwennesen
Agriculture as a stable, prosperous way of life is practically extinct. It doesn't need to be. We have the power within our consuming choices to make a remarkable difference.
Josh Hottenstein
In a world where only a quarter of all arable land remains viable for agriculture, where population is predicted to increase to nine billion by 2050, and where people are concerned with food safety, new methods of agricultural production are increasingly sought-after.
Laura Huggins, Todd Gartner
Read the PERC op-ed: Endangered Species Act: On 40th Anniversary, Time to Rethink How We Protect Wildlife 
Reed Watson
For the first time since the 1800s, wolves are roaming Germany. As packs wander into the suburbs of Berlin, farmers and conservationists are divided. How should modern societies deal with the resurgence of dangerous, but protected, species?
Terry Anderson
Changes in the environment, population, and industry have created water scarcity in some areas. Terry L. Anderson the President of The Property and Environment Research Center and Gretchen W. McClain the CEO of Xylem discuss how society can meet these water challenges.
PERC sat down with Richard Todd and Susan Woodrow of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to discuss community development and the economic future in Indian Country.
Former fellows talk about their experience in PERC's Enviropreneur Institute in 2009.
With the help of our donors, PERC fellows are able to engage in research, produce books, articles, and studies that provide solutions to some of the toughest environmental problems in a manner that promotes a society of free and responsible individuals.
Matt Ridley
As part of PERC's Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," former PERC Board Member Gerry Ohrstrom sat down with science writer Matt Ridley to discuss the parallels of economics and ecology.
Chris Corbin
Chris Corbin, a 2008 PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum, discusses how his company, Lotic LLC, uses water markets to keep water instream.
Summer Rayne Oakes, 2010 PERC Enviropreneur Institue alum and CEO of Source4Style, talks about her experience at the Enviropreneur Institute. 
Donald Leal
Fishermen earn their living by competing with every other fisherman on the ocean for the most fish. The result has been overfishing, collapsed fisheries, and life threatening work conditions. Boat Captain Mark Lundsten describes his own experience on the Bering Sea.
As part of a PERC workshop, "Tackling the Global Fisheries Challenge," to be held November 14-15, Fisheries Specialist for the World Bank, Michael Arbuckle discusses rights-based fisheries reform in developing country fisheries. 
Terry Anderson
As part of PERC's Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC President Terry Anderson sat down with Daniel Botkin to discuss what economics and ecology can learn from each other. 
As PERC's 2012 Enviropreneur Institute (PEI) culminates, we sit down with enviropreneur Jeremy Gingerich to discuss his vision of combining economic and ecological sustainability on western landscapes. Check out PEI and how to apply for next year under Fellowships. 
Many jurisdictions have implemented bans or taxes on plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. PERC fellow Jonathan Klick argues, however, that reusable grocery bags contain potentially harmful bacteria, especially coliform bacteria such as E. coli. 
Brennan Jorgensen
This video showcases PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum Fletcher Harper, his organization GreenFaith, and the innovative ways in which religion, ecology, and economics can be combined to forge creative environmental solutions.
Terry Anderson
PERC President Terry Anderson points out that American Indians and First Nations people can reach back into their rich cultural heritage and find institutions that rewarded individual initiative.
As part of PERC's Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo discuss their new book The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mysteries of Easter Island. The bottom line: local problems call for local solutions.
Steven F. Hayward
As part of PERC's Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC Board Member Steven Hayward sits down with author Charles Mann to revisit contemporary understandings of the pre-Columbian world.