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Comment on Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) continued: WTP Estimates

Environmental Economics

Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015)  [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. 1955).

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2016)

10,000 Birds

For those who track avian migration, each new week may bring a fresh arrival or herald a new departure. How about you?  Birding best bird weekend

France aims to ban plastic cups, plates and cutlery

Green (Living) Review

It follows a ban on plastic bags, in place since July. While several other countries and some U.S.

End of Season Tips for Storing Fresh Herbs

The Green Samaritan

Now with the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: from sardines to gorgeous sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

| Luxury At Bayside | This morning in Monterey is beyond glorious. Throwing open the windows to the briny tang of the bay, we hear the shreik of gulls. Seals barking. Terns are diving for breakfast. But what’s that, those floating fur blobs in the forest of kelp? Handy, here’s a pair of binos for closer investigation.

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6 Ways to Minimize the Impacts of our Toxic World.

Elephant Journal

Toxins affect our metabolism, hormones, and brain function.

Recovery: Saving the “Rat” That Isn’t

Nature Conservancy - Science

Extinction of the endangered Key Largo woodrat seemed likely as recently as 2012. The worst of its problems was and is free-ranging domestic cats.

"AppalCART seeks solutions to overcrowded buses, stagnant funding"

Environmental Economics

I can't really tell if they are seriously wondering how to make money from this thing: In 2005, the town of Boone committed funding so that AppalCART could provide free service for in-town routes. At that time, annual recorded trips were at 652,000, Hughes said. But in the 11 years since then, ridership has increased to 1.8  

Eurasian Jay; Woodsman

10,000 Birds

There is a price for everything. Ash and Oak seedlings. This is the Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) of which we speak. Birding Eurasian Jay

How can nuclear power be seen as 'clean' energy?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How can nuclear energy ever be seen as 'clean' energy, even remotely, when we have no way of dealing with the spent fuel other than store it up for some future generation to worry about? And in addition to that problem there are the inherent dangers because, as we know, accidents DO happen!

What happened to this Detroit Man when a Policeman Pulled him Over.

Elephant Journal

I knew I was going to Jail due to a petty warrant. The police called Wayne county and they refused to come get me because of the distance.

Flight Over the Bas-Ogooué: Using Drones to Map Gabon’s Wetlands

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enter the drones. Wild River in a Wild Country. Forests cover 85 percent of Gabon, making it the world’s second most forested country. By Matt Miller.

Daily Demand and Supply: A tax example

Environmental Economics

The standard market-based solution to reducing unwanted behavior is to place a tax on the unwanted behavior, causing people to want to do the unwanted stuff less (that's the law of demand). The proposal is the latest in a decade-long effort against disposable bags that advocates say is intended to reduce litter and help the environment.

Feather Brained: My Bumbling Quest to Become a Birder & Find a Rare Bird on My Own

10,000 Birds

In writing, humor is perhaps the area where it’s hardest to disputandum the gustibus. For one thing, he doesn’t seem to much like birders.

The greatest threat to our Planet is apathy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The greatest threat to our Planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Robert Swan It's not really about saving the Planet, it is about saving ourselves for without a healthy Planet we are dead long before the Planet is. The Planet can do very well without us but we cannot do without the Planet.

The Key to a Successful Yoga Practice.

Elephant Journal

I love to say that it really does not matter what brings you to yoga, as long as you begin.

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Rodeo cancelled, but not because of animal rights concerns

Eccorazzi

Be vary of anyone calling this a “victory.”. Stuff reports that the annual Richmond Rodeo has been cancelled. News Sticky

"Gelman on [criticizing pulbished research on]. Social Media"

Environmental Economics

I read Andrew Gelman's post the other day and was wondering what to excerpt. Alex Tabarrok figured it out for me: This  Andrew Gelman post on the replication crisis and the role that blogs have played in generating that crisis starts off slow but just builds and builds until by the end it’s like holy rolling thunder.  

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2016?

10,000 Birds

Keep your eyes to the skies for raptors in migration. Fall has, at last, fallen, pretty hard in my part of the world. How about you?

Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy is continuing to expand its bison conservation program, and now the animals are moving east. Related Articles. By Matt Miller.

40 Quotes to Cozy up to this Fall.

Elephant Journal

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Bad weather means milk gets dumped into waterways

Eccorazzi

We don’t need another reason to despise milk production, but here it is. The best case scenario is that fish aren’t killed, too. News Sticky

New working paper on the demand for seafood safety

Environmental Economics

Convergent validity of stated preference methods to estimate willingness-to-pay for seafood traceability: The case of Gulf of Mexico oysters. John C. Whitehead , O. Ashton Morgan and William L. No 16-15, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.   Date: 2016. Downloads: (external link) [link] (application/pdf).

Sherry Turner Teas: Brown Thrasher vs. Black Widow

10,000 Birds

This particular thrasher came to me in July as an injured nestling, and it made me happy to see her enjoying her second day of freedom.

Is this staple salad Moroccan or Turkish or Sephardic? Any way you chop it, it’s divine.

Green Prophet

Tomatoes are full of lycopene , the cancer-busting carotenoid responsible for the reddish colorations in vegetables and fruits. See below.).

October Energy Forecast: Prepare For Limitless, Unconditional Love.

Elephant Journal

As we journey into October, we are going to be receiving insights that arrive in lightning sharp jolts and these will allow us to begin seeing e.

Just two more examples of animal rights protests that hurt women

Eccorazzi

And to no ones surprise, woman are the subjects of abuse once again. This weekend, two protests in two very different areas sparked online debate.

New working paper on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Environmental Economics

Lost Recreational Value from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using Revealed and Stated Preference Data. John C. Whitehead , Tim Haab , Sherry Larkin , John Loomis , Sergio Alvarez and Andrew Ropicki. No 16-16, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University. Aggregate damages are estimated to be $207 million. Date: 2016.

Oh Sweet Canada! Canucks Vote on Best Bird

10,000 Birds

The contest: Canada’s national bird. Click here to hear all of their arguments (the visuals are not that exciting). Sign me #TeamGrayJay).

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. But why stop at its borders?Arash

How Open-Hearted Men can Show Up for Strong, Independent Women.

Elephant Journal

Am I here simply to show women what a deeply-rooted love looks like only for them to move on and live it with someone else?

Vegans should never promote degrees of morality

Eccorazzi

I believe that all animal use is wrong. But when it comes to moral distinctions, there should be no ifs, ands, or buts included in the conversation.

Comment on Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) continued: theory

Environmental Economics

Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015)  [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. In a previous post (Whitehead, Sept. 20, 2016) I examined the data used by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) and find that "it is. DMT says this about what we said about the theory: Haab et al.

It’s a warbler kind of day.

10,000 Birds

That’s how I will have to describe last Saturday. just had different expectations. The bulk of the group were all Orange-crowned Warblers.