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Your taxes at work … for a select few

Over a quarter century has gone by and the State of Florida's promise to clean up pollution fouling the Everglades hasn't happened yet... [...]

August 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

China’s over-fishing devastates on a large scale

Increasingly, China’s growing armada of distant-water fishing vessels is heading to the waters of West Africa, drawn by corruption and weak enforcement... [...]

May 1, 2017 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Cali on water alert, but there’s a drop to waste

As for the foolishness of agricultural subsidies, until recently, the federal government paid me, a New York journalist, $588 a year not to grow crops in Oregon. I rest my case [...]

June 15, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

News: Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas

Governments tend to be leery of slashing subsidies because of the potential impact on jobs and, hence, politics. [...]

June 30, 2014 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide