Natural Resources Journal

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List of Papers (Total 2,647)

Nasty Weather and Ugly Produce: Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation, and Food Waste

Food systems worldwide are threatened by climate change, as reflected, for example, in the diminished yields of fruits and vegetables and reduced production of global fisheries. This article discusses the threats of climate change on agricultural production and the need for agricultural adaptation. It posits that food insecurity must be considered in terms of climate change and...

Liability and Compensation for Oil Spill Accidents: International Regime and Its Implementation in China

Marine oil spill accidents have long been caused by ship collisions. However, the proliferation of offshore oil and gas installations portends a marked increase in oil spills from these sources. This presents a unique enforcement challenge for international and Chinese domestic systems for oil pollution liability and compensation that were developed in response to the threat of...

The Domestic Well Exemption in the West: A Case Study of Santa Fe’s Municipal Ordinance

In the case of Bounds v. State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a statute that allows domestic wells to be permitted with less oversight than other water rights. The statute, known as the domestic well exemption, is common in various forms throughout the Western United States. Currently, there are an estimated 200,000 permitted domestic...

Aldo Leopold, Estella Bergere, Mia Casita and Sheepherding in New Mexico and Colorado

Personal and regional history of Peggy Bergon, Aldo Leopold, and sheepherding.

Hydropower Development in India: The Legal-Economic Design to FuelGrowth?

Economic liberalization beginning in the early 1990s has represented a paradigm shift in policy discourse in India, from social welfare to economic growth. With its potential benefits of generating power for the growing economy and significant revenue through electricity sales and royalty payments, hydropower development has received center-stage in the hydrorich but economically...

Rules and Values in Virtual Optimization of California Hydropower

Optimization models for California’s hydropower system are designed to be decision-support tools and aids for climate adaptation decision-making. In practice, they fall short of this goal. One potential explanation is that optimization models are not more successful because they are built on, and depend on, a misrepresentation of law and politics. The legal reality of California...