The 2011 Almanac of Environmental Trends brings tracking environmental progress fully into the twenty-first century of real-time analysis and commentary. The almanac explores the nature and sources of environmental progress, affirming the central role of markets, technology, and human creativity in solving the environmental challenges of our time.

2011 Almanac of Environmental Trends is a “reboot” of a stale franchise—the annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, which since 1994 has reported highlights of environmental trends in the United States.

Steven F. Hayward is senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute and the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies and an M.A. in government from Claremont Graduate School, and has been a visiting professor at Georgetown and Ashland universities. He writes frequently on a wide range of topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy. His work has appeared in such publications as National Review, Reason, The Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review. His most recent book is Mere Environmentalism.