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Links 1 through 10 of 59 by Peter Cresswell tagged Conservation

The Hauraki Gulf paradise of Great Barrier Island is mercifully free of possums.  That is to say, it was mercifully free of the pests … until now—until the arrival this week of an Auckland City...

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Pete Bethune is prepared to go to jail to save whales, but I don’t recall him or anyone else throwing acid at cattle trucks, or trying to occupy abattoirs so cows can’t be killed. He’d look a bit stup...

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IS THAT TRUE? If we assume here that "sustainable" means something like, "good for the environment," is it really true to say that the invisible hand of the market doesn't deliver a good environment? Well, no it's not. In fact, quite the reverse.

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As they say, the reason for the end of the Stone Age was not because we ran out of stones, it was because someone produced better things to use than stones. It was the human mind applied to production that produced those better things; it isthe human mind

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Now, a different solution is being mooted. As noted by the chaps at Cafe Heyek, "Barun Mitra, the vastly talented head of India's Liberty Institute, has this splendid op-ed in today's New York Times. In it, Barun proposes that the best way to keep tigers

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as countries get wealthier and as technologies improve, there is less pressure on forests. As a country gets wealthier, for example, it tends to urbanise, and more urbanisation sees rural areas tending to empty out. And as farm technology improves, for an

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Bad news for doomsayers who suggest "the Earth may have already reached peak oil production or that this point is very near": Peak Oil is not yet upon us. "This is the fifth time we've run out of oil since the 1880s")

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Today I figured readers might like to see some, just some, of the fatuous environmental predictions made by worry-worts and misanthropic headline-hunting doomsayers.

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let's have a look at three hugely influential granddaddies of modern environmental scaremongering: these three invented the 'sky-is-falling' 'something-must-be-done' technique peddled so effectively as a political tool in recent times. Doom and gloom, we'

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Environmentalism is the product of the collapse of socialism in a world that is ignorant of the causes for the collapse of socialism and, even more importantly, the success of capitalism.

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