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Seaweed Aquaculture: A False Promise

A response to “Blue Revolution”

Michael Holtz’s story on new technologies for expansion of seaweed cultivation in Indonesia (“Blue Revolution,” in the current issue of EIJ) answers none of the questions that any environmentalist worth her salt would ask about such project. Holtz relies entirely on the testimony of the seaweed entrepreneurs. He would have done well to interview a few conservation biologists or marine ecologists, people who might have anticipated the concerns of the readership of…
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by: Kenneth Brower

Overpopulation Must Remain a Key Issue for Environmentalists

A second take on Alan Weisman’s Countdown

If the Earth Island Institute community is a family, as we like to say we are, then there should be dinner-table arguments,  and I’m going to start one now. Having muttered to myself for a couple of days about “Numbers Game,” a…
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by: Kenneth Brower – April 11, 2014

A Vision for Restoring Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley

It’s time to undo a great American mistake

Excerpted from Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake (Heyday Press). Buy a copy of the book today. Editor’s Note: A hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Raker Act, allowing for the construction of a hydroelectric dam and reservoir…
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by: Kenneth Brower – December 19, 2013

A Century Later, the Battle for Hetch Hetchy Continues

The fight over a dam in Yosemite National Park marked the birth of the environmental movement

Editor’s Note: A hundred years ago, in 1913, the US Congress passed the Raker Act, which allowed for the construction of a massive dam in Yosemite National Park to feed the water and power needs of the City of San Francisco. As…
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by: Kenneth Brower – September 30, 2013

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