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Geographic Indications as a Tool to Promote Sustainability? Café de Colombia and Tequila Compared

Jennifer Barnette* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Geographical indications (GIs) are a type of intellectual property right associated with place-based names. GIs are used to identify products that come from certain regions and have particular characteristics that indicate the product’s quality or reputation (e.g. “Champagne,” “Roquefort”).[1] While GIs are protected by

Will the Wilderness Act Be Diluted in Drakes Estero?

Nell Green Nylen, Elisabeth Long, Mary Loum, Heather Welles, Dan Carlin, Brynn Cook, and Sage Adams* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] <<< See Update 1, November 29, 2012, Below >>> <<< See Update 2, December 10, 2012, Below >>> Introduction and Background Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC)[1] runs a commercial shellfish

Acceptability of the Deschutes Groundwater Mitigation Program

Eva Lieberherr* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] “We can’t create water or increase the supply. We can only hold back and redistribute what there is.”[1] In the last decade, the Deschutes River Basin in Central Oregon has faced growing urbanization, shifting water uses, and increasing ecosystem health concerns. This has led

A National Injustice: The Federal Government’s Systematic Removal and Eradication of an American Icon

Bruce Wagman[*] & Lisa McCurdy[**] [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Brutal captures and deaths of American wild horses are occurring on the range. This is not a fictional western gone bad but federal policy. The government tries to justify this cruelty with junk science and is sheltered in its actions by