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Resources Magazine: 184

Sep 10, 2013

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  • Regulating Emissions from Bioenergy: What Life-Cycle Assessments Tell Us
    Roger Sedjo
    As the US Environmental Protection Agency considers whether to apply emissions standards to wood biomass fuel, new research suggests that this renewable energy source will actually generate net emissions reductions over the course of its lifetime.
  • Evaluating New Approaches to Increase Funding for State Parks
    Margaret A. Walls
    Financially struggling state park systems are in need of fresh sources of funding, whether from user fees, privatization, dedicated public funds, or voluntary contributions. Determining the right approach requires careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
  • The Endangered Species Act at 40: New Tools for Conservation
    Lynn Scarlett, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, and Matthew McKinney
    After four decades of implementing the Endangered Species Act, the challenge now is to engage private landowners, encourage large-scale conservation, increase collaborative management, and incorporate new sources of funding.
  • Designing a Fair Carbon Tax
    Daniel F. Morris and Clayton Munnings
    The past 20 years of economic research suggests that the negative effects of carbon taxes on low-income groups are not as extensive as some believe.
  • How Electric Cars Can Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Joshua Linn and Virginia McConnell
    Subsidies for electric vehicles may actually increase the average emissions rates of new passenger vehicles because of a complex interaction between CAFE standards and electricity policies.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program: Directions for Reform
    Carolyn Kousky
    Now more than $30 billion in debt, the National Flood Insurance Program is sparking renewed debate in Congress. Reforming the program will require striking a delicate balance among competing needs, such as increasing financial security while addressing affordability.