Federal Land in the United States

Federal lands are owned and managed by the United States government and cannot be owned by private individuals. Almost one-third (640 million acres) of the continental United States is federal [...]

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About the Stratasphere

Strata’s contributor network, the Stratasphere, harnesses the talent of like-minded scholars across the country (and beyond) to create a hub

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The Green New Deal: Not Green and Not New

A long-running joke about some environmentalists is that they are watermelons--green on the outside and red on the inside. That is, they propose socialist policies in an attempt to achieve their [...]

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The Non-Expert Dilemma

Policies about energy production, distribution, reliability, and sources are non-expert problems. Most people want energy to be abundant and affordable. The problem for politicians is to try to [...]

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Energy is Catching Up

When you think, “Blockchain,” most of us think of Bitcoin. But the electricity space is ripe for innovation. The energy world is changing rapidly, and technology is getting creative trying to keep up.

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An Award Worthy Woman

By Augusta Scott In 2009, the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to a woman for the first time in history. Political scientist, Elinor Ostrom, introduced a unique research method to the field [...]

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Strata Goes Seasteading

By Brock Allen “Despite my vested interest in the movement I was never sure what to expect at my first Seasteading event. The individuals online ran the gamut of crazy to academic. The Institute [...]

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CO2, GHGs, and PM2.5. Oh My!

by Carter Harrison With each passing year, the discussion about climate change and pollution becomes more intense and direct. Some scientists and legislators have gone as far as toplace a [...]

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Whatever Happened to Hydro?

By Ian Nemelka Back in November of 2018, Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a preliminary outline of her new vision called the ‘Green New Deal’ and more recently published [...]

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Alarming Concentration

By Alicia Birrell Every year the Thanksgiving season marks the beginning of the holiday shopping frenzy. This past year there were 33 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means that [...]

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Yes, People Still Care

(Photo credit: Chris McGrath) By Ian Nemelka During the November elections, voters rejected the majority of state ballot initiatives intended to curb climate change. In Arizona, an amendment to [...]

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Fighting Cabin Fever

(Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash) By Augusta Scott Cache Valley’s winter temperatures are cold enough to make even the most dedicated outdoorsmen retreat indoors until March. If that applies to [...]

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Turkey Reign of Terror

Photo Credit: Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP By Ian Nemelka I live in Mendon, Utah at the foot of the Wellsville Mountains in Cache Valley. It is a quiet little town for the most part, [...]

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3 Ways to Reduce Inversion

Image from lookingatthewest.com By Carter Harrison For most Utahn’s, winter means two things: beautiful snow and terrible air. In Northern Utah, along the the densely populated Wasatch Front, air [...]

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Sailing Towards Sustainability

Image: Blue Frontiers By Kabeia Rineaki Brock Sutton Allen Earlier this month I dedicated my 27th birthday to a fundraising cause, specifically the Seasteading Institute. Within 24 hours the goal [...]

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