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Alex Brown

Alex Brown
Alex Brown is a Technology reporter for National Journal.
Management

Less Logging Means Less Money for Schools in the Northwest

Revenue has fallen as states recognize the conservation value of their trust land.

Management

Lawmakers Open Groundwater Fight Against Bottled Water Companies

Critics say bottlers harm the environment and provide scant economic benefit.

Infrastructure

As States Prepare for Disasters, They Acknowledge Things Will Get Worse

Following the hottest decade on record, legislators in many states say it’s long past time to treat such events as the new normal.

Management

States Split on Climate, So U.S. Will Miss Emissions Target

Even where states have succeeded in shrinking their carbon footprint, they’ve been hampered by the Trump administration’s rollbacks to regulations on power plants and vehicle emissions.

Management

Privatizing State Parks Can Save Them—or Wreck Them

States vary when it comes to allowing concessionaires on public land.

Management

States Try Recruiting New Hunters

Hunting and fishing revenue provides nearly 60% of state wildlife agency budgets.

Management

Cities, Tribes Try a New Environmental Approach: Give Nature Rights

“Rights of nature” could help fight climate change and habitat loss.

Management

Noise Pollution Hurts Wildlife, But States Have Trouble Turning Down the Volume

Increasingly, research shows that human-caused noise can be harmful to many species. But very little regulation exists in the United States to limit the increasing encroachment of noise on the environment.

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Infrastructure

Climate Readiness Plan: Just (Let the Rivers) Go With the Flow

Washington is one of the rare states to have its own state-funded buyout and restoration program, one that is set up to remove development from flood-prone areas on an ongoing basis.