If you think the Middle East is dramatic now, 2000 years ago it was a telenovela

Green Prophet

The post If you think the Middle East is dramatic now, 2000 years ago it was a telenovela appeared first on Green Prophet. The relations between the Herodian Kingdom and the Nabatean Kingdom were very complex and involved political, economic and marriage ties.

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Ancient Date Palm That Lived 2000 Years Ago Bears Fruit Again

Green Prophet

It’s mind-blowing to realize that today, we might taste dates grown from seeds eaten and thrown away 2000 years ago. Therefore it is not surprising, but really incredible that 2000 year old seeds that were found in the Judean desert can still be viable.”

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In case you were wondering, I joined the Ohio State faculty in 2000*

Environmental Economics

I was recently made aware of a 2012 article in Ecological Economics listing the "Most influential institutions in the field of environmental and ecological economics (2000–2009)."  "  Here they are: 1. University of Maryland. Resources for the Future. University of East Anglia. World Bank. National Chung Hsing University. Taiwan. Vrije University Amsterdam. Netherlands. Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Indonesia. Ohio State University.

2000 131

Big Milestone Reached – 2000 Articles

Eco Friendly Daily

We’re happy to announce that we have no reached the 2000 article mark at AboutMyPlanet. It has taken two and a half years and we’re proud that we’ve been able to deliver high quality green news to all of you. Make sure you check out our green tips section , we’re coming up with new and creative ways to go green on weekly basis so make sure you check back often.

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Stranded at sea: 2000 cattle face culling by Spanish government


Read the original: Stranded at sea: 2000 cattle face culling by Spanish government. Several sailors are stranded outside the shores of Spain , fearing for the lives of hundreds of cattle aboard their ships. The managers of two vessels have accused the Spanish government of ignoring their calls for help. Further, they say that they are unable to dock since the Spanish government threatens to kill the cattle on board. One of the vessels that has been affected is the Karim Allah.

2000 28

MVRDV plans to sustainably repurpose the Dutch Expo 2000 Pavilion


MVRDV has unveiled plans to sustainably transform one of its seminal projects, the Dutch Pavilion at the 2000 World Expo in Hannover. The new vision for the Expo 2000 Pavilion will also retain the building’s third-floor forest, which made the pavilion an icon in the 2000 World Expo. MVRDV’s design for the original Expo 2000 Pavilion responds to the Dutch Expo theme “Holland Creates Space.”

2000 28

Total material consumption in the U.S. grew 57% from 1975 to 2000

Green (Living) Review

grew 57% from 1975 to 2000, more than twice the rate of population growth. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to the World Resources Institute the total material consumption in the U.S. And let’s not even talk about the food consumption and with burgers as large as small space craft, well almost, it is no wonder that the USA is leading the world in obesity.

2000 109

Back from BlogHer with Fresh Ideas to Stay Green

The Green Samaritan

There were over 2000 in attendance so it was very hard to meet everyone but those I did connect with will be lasting. Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Back from BlogHer with Fresh Ideas to Stay Green August 9, 2010 Back from NYC with a long list of ideas and tasks to keep moving along.

2010 116

Correlation vs Causation Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

  I have been on the faculty at Ohio State since 2000.  I was an assistant professor at East Carolina University from 1995-2000.    In 2017, they are the #2 and #4 party schools in the country.    Coincidence

2017 100

Didn't people used to make fun of me because I looked too young to be a professor?

Environmental Economics

  For comparison, click here for a picture of me in 2000. I am sitting at my computer drafting a letter and I inadvertantly turned on my webcam.    The picture below is what I saw.  Sheesh

2012 122

Chinese hoax? Fake news?

Environmental Economics

Of the 17 hottest years ever recorded, 16 have now occurred since 2000. This is on the front page of today's NY Times : Global temperatures have continued to rise, making 2016 the hottest year on the historical record and the third consecutive record-breaking year, scientists say. We're dreamers around here so I point you to the " the merits of an economy-wide carbon tax." "  

2017 109

Olympic heat

A Greener Life

Between 2000 and 2018, heat-related deaths in people over the age of 65 increased by 54% worldwide, with Japan and eastern China facing disproportionate impacts. Olympic athletes suffered the impact of the heat following the men’s triathlon. Photo credit: Loic Venance / AFP.

2020 82

One of the worst sentences I've ever written

Environmental Economics

Circa 2000: The most striking result from table 7 is that choice set definition has very little effect on the trip cost coefficients which range from –0.053 to –0.057 even though the choice set definitions in table 2 eliminate an average minimum of 13% and maximum of 82% of the available sites.

2015 157

"Gasoline price calculator"

Environmental Economics

price of retail gasoline, all formulations, in dollars per gallon, weekly Jan 10, 2000 to June 16, 2014 (data source: EIA ). plus 0.025 times price of Brent, in dollars per barrel, weekly Jan 7, 2000 to Jun 13, 2014 (data source: EIA ). James Hamilton: What do recent developments in Iraq imply for the price U.S. motorists should expect to pay for gasoline?

2014 173

I know, I just know, that you're hoping for another BFD moment

Environmental Economics

Roush said there is no hard evidence to prove the 2000 debate helped the school but he believes hosting debates helps to teach students that they can succeed in whatever they try. So instead of leaving the county for restaurants where they could have alcohol with dinner, as they did in 2000, visitors are expected this year to partake locally. The teaching moment would have to be worth over $2000 for each of the 1300+ Centre College students to make it a good deal.

2012 131

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in cruelty-free meatballs

Green Prophet

For now they might cost $2000 a pound but the goal is to grow to scale.

2018 87

Economics: The Infallible Science

Environmental Economics

April 2012, another from December 2000. An interesting comment from the comments on Mark Thoma's post regarding the AER's unwillingness to publish his correction: A search. of the AEA journals archive for "Erratum" yielded two hits, one from. In comparison, a search of the. Science magazine archive yielded 2788 hits. So either economists are. virtually infallible in comparison to scientists, or something else is. going on.

Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel

Green Home Blog

If you want to push the envelope and branch out, no worries, map your path along the over 2000 charging stations across the United States. in gas while a Lexus CT 2000 Hybrid would need half that. Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel. For the remainder of the summer why not re-adjust your carbon footprint summer travel plans. By incorporating some simple steps you just may be able to do your share with minimal inconvenience while possibly saving a few bucks at the same time.

U.S. Forest Application To Assist In Studies, Including Those Regarding Carbon Storage

Eco Friendly Daily

as of the year 2000. The high-resolution map is called the National Biomass and Carbon Dataset for the year 2000. The map was created using data accumulated by NASA satellites from 2000 and also included data attained from field study work. The map will enable scientists to compare current day scenarios to the year 2000, as the map is now a baseline for future (and those after 2000) measurements, and will allow for understanding overall changes in particular areas.

2000 48

China and Africa - Friends or Foes?

Blue Earth

In particular, China’s trade with Africa increased from a mere $2 billion in 2000 to $60 billion in 2010. . China’s influence and. reach around the world is astounding. China loves Africa’s natural resources, low wages and easy exploitation of workers and the environment with little transparency. Since western democracies and the companies based there tend to shy away from juristictions were it takes bribes to make things happen, China has had little competition doing deals in Africa.

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Ford To Lower Water Consumption by 30% by 2015

Eco Auto Ninja

They say that since 2000, they have reduced water usage by 49% – a total savings of just about 10.5 Tremendous amounts of water is used in most manufacturing, and auto makers are right up there as main offenders when it comes to massive water use and waste. In fact, some studies suggest that every new car built require 40,000 gallons of water. Auto giants Ford Motors recently announced some new goals for 2015.

2015 116

FiveThirtyEight puts the blame for higher university tuition on decreases in state funding. it shouldn't

Environmental Economics

At most, about a quarter of the increase in college tuition since 2000 can be attributed to rising faculty salaries, improved amenities and administrative bloat. This model tells us that the increase in tuition rises $248 for each $1000 dollar decrease in state funding per student and states with higher tuition before 2000 tend to raise tuition more than states with lower tuition. The

2016 125

Teens who grow up surrounded by nature are less likely to be aggressive

Green (Living) Review

The researchers followed 1,287 adolescents from 2000 to 2012. Whether it's an urban park or a forested wilderness, being close to nature can benefit young people in unexpected ways. The power of nature has been studied on many occasions. It has been found to calm children and enhance their academic performance. It can soothe and relax adults.

2016 101

8 Easy maintenance tips for front load washers

Green (Living) Review

A recent lawsuit alleges that some front-load models from the late 2000's were known by manufacturers to be "defective," as their design allowed for the rapid growth of mold and mildew, and yet, still sold to consumers. Many people love their front-loading washing machines, thanks to their efficient use of water and energy, ergonomics and their gentler cleaning action on clothes.

2016 101

UN Report Projects Natural Resources Use To Be 140 Billion Tons By 2050

Eco Friendly Daily

In the year 2000, the number was 50 billion tons per year. This doubled by 2000, with the average per person usage between 8 and 10 tons yearly. However, overall natural resources use between 1900 and 2000 increased eight times overall globally, largely due to population increases and increase development in nations such as China and India. The world’s population is growing significantly. In addition to the population itself, economies are growing as well.

2000 46

Ancient Roman Facial Cream Found In London Excavation

Green Prophet

It was touching to see a picture of the finger imprints in the pot – fingers that scooped facial cream out of it 2000 years ago. You wonder, was the owner a wealthy woman with servants to dress her, and fix her hair? Maybe a high-class prostitute?

2020 114

FOR HUNGER-PROOF CITIES Sustainable Urban Food Systems

The Green Changemakers

Book(s) 162 of 251 Document(s) Acknowledgments Mustafa Koc 2000 Introduction: Food Security Is a Global Concern Mustafa Koc, Rod MacRae, Luc J.A. Mougeot et Jennifer Welsh 2000 PART 1 : THE CONCEPT OF URBAN FOOD SECURITY For Self-reliant Cities: Urban Food Production in a Globalizing South Luc J.A. Mougeot 2000 Urban Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Daniel Maxwell 2000 Combining Social Justice and Sustainability for Food Security Elaine M. Tim Lang 2000 Appendix 1.

2000 40

"A Two-Way Street Between Academia and the Policy World"

Environmental Economics

Stavins, 2000-2011 (2013), a successor to the first volume, published in 2000, Environmental Economics and Public Policy:  Selected Papers of Robert N. Robert Stavins: My essay this month represents a departure from my standard blog posts about a contemporary environmental policy issue. 

2013 138

Storing value in a mutual credit world: Chris Cook

Low Impact

Historically, 2000 acres might have contained 500 families with 4 acres each, and it was self-sustaining. But now the landlords can’t compete with big farms elsewhere, so landlords are losing money on their 2000 acres.

2020 108

#RePEc, EconLit and predatory publishers

Environmental Economics

topnum= 2000;citems=on;bymin=10; mrange=No;fm=;lm=;seriestype= redif-article; cgifields= listall; cgifields=citems; cgifields=mrange;sortby=12d This peer-reviewed quarterly is indexed by EconLit, American Economic Association (AEA), EBSCO, ProQuest, RePEc, National Bibliography of Canada, ABDC, DOAJ, and so on.  From the inbox: Dear Dr. John C.

2016 109

Are you driving a flex fuel car and don’t even know it?

Eco Friendly Daily

2000 – 2003 3.3L 1999 and 2000 3.0L 2000 – 2001 2.2L 2000, 2001 2.2L 2000 – 2004 3.0L Below you’ll find a list of all vehicles that are on the road today and are Flex Fuel cars. Meaning you can run you car on ethanol (E85) or regular fuel. Currently ethanol isn’t as cheap as it can be, but there are more gas stations opening which offer it and with higher demand it will become cheaper.

2017 40

Are you driving a flex fuel car and don’t even know it?

Eco Friendly Daily

2000 – 2003 3.3L 1999 and 2000 3.0L 2000 – 2001 2.2L 2000, 2001 2.2L 2000 – 2004 3.0L Below you’ll find a list of all vehicles that are on the road today and are Flex Fuel cars. Meaning you can run you car on ethanol (E85) or regular fuel. Currently ethanol isn’t as cheap as it can be, but there are more gas stations opening which offer it and with higher demand it will become cheaper.

B.C. to be Energy Self-Sufficient

Eco Friendly Daily

By the year 2025, the Province of British Columbia could create enough energy to be completely energy self-sufficient while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions to before year 2000 levels. This energy would be from renewable resources alone and would not cause any negative social or economic impact.

A novel interpretation of the benefit-cost ratio

Environmental Economics

Average across all Environmental Protection Agency rules passed between 2000 and 2010: Benefits-to-costs ratio: 10 to 1. Gernot Wagner : Clean Air Act of 1970: Benefits-to-costs ratio: 30 to 1. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Benefits-to-costs ratio: 30 to 1. That should be cause for celebration, shouldn’t it? Not quite. Any benefits-to-costs ratio above one means that benefits exceed costs. That’s good, of course, but the goal isn’t to maximize the ratio.

2011 148

A Recreation Demand Model of the North Carolina For-Hire Fishery: A Comparison of Primary and Secondary Purpose Anglers

Environmental Economics

For primary purpose anglers, the willingness to pay per trip is between $1800 and $2000 for one additional billfish (per angler), between $55 and $65 for one additional coastal migratory pelagic fish, $39 for one additional mackerel, and the willingness to pay per trip for an additional snapper-grouper is between $61 and $94. John C. Whitehead ,  Christopher F. Dumas ,  Craig E. Landry  and  Jim Herstine.

Another university cheating scandal

Environmental Economics

Nasar has taught since 2000 at Columbia, which declined to comment on the dispute. This time it was (allegedly) for $923k:  Sylvia Nasar, a longtime journalism professor and prize-winning author, says the university underpaid her from an endowment fund dedicated to provide her with compensation. Nasar, a former economics reporter for The New York Times, won acclaim for A Beautiful Mind, a 1998 biography of John F. Nash Jr.,

2013 125

WBGU Publications

The Green Changemakers

[link] Bioenergy 2008 Security 2007 Poverty 2004 Energy 2003 Institutions 2000 Biosphere 1999 Global Risks 1998 Water 1997 Research 1996 Global Policy 1995 Soils 1994 People- Environment 1993 Flagship Reports Special Reports Policy Papers Factsheets.

2003 40

Perfect substitutes: Gulf of Mexico water quality and minor league baseball!

Environmental Economics

But it is well known that stadium building is an effect, not a cause, of economic development — see Coates and Humphreys (2000) for example. Skip Sauer: The WSJ reports that Governor Phil Bryant is allocating $15 million from Mississippi’s share of BP oil spill damages to be invested in a minor league ballpark in Biloxi. The city itself has voted to issue $21 million in bonds backed by stadium revenues, but the deal apparently hinged on the state’s investment of BP funds.

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A novel application of the hedonic pricing method

Environmental Economics

The data, drawn from the 2000 census, found that the 36 refuges studied added $300 million to local property values — a boon to both homeowners and the tax base. I read this poster at the 2011 AERE meeting: Beyond the scenic views or flora and fauna, metropolitan area homeowners who live near a national wildlife refuge now have a different reason to appreciate the proximity. Research shows that such homes have higher property values than those that are farther from a reserve.

2012 126

Palm Oil and Deforestation: A Real Threat for Orangutans


It is estimated that half the products on US supermarket shelves contain palm oil under one name or another [3] and use in the United States has jumped 900 percent since 2000 [4].

Oil 67

There is nothing funny about climate change

Environmental Economics

"We have absolutely no time to waste," said Dr. William Tumminelli, lead author of the report, which stresses it is utterly crucial the world cut its carbon footprint in half by the year 2000. "If Via The Onion : A new report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned Monday that global warming is likely to become completely irreversible if no successful effort is made to slow down the trend before 2006.

Cross Country Cuisines: How Food and Flavours Differ Around the World

Eco Friendly Daily

Japan’s first special edition flavour was strawberry in 2000 – today, we are seeing intriguing flavours like European cheese, green tea, and wasabi.

Japan 52

"The Withering of Wind Power"

Environmental Economics

From 2000 through 2012, what we find is that wind energy delivered anywhere from 18% to 29% of its installed capacity, demonstrating a considerable degree of unreliability for utility consumers compared to other methods of generating power. Ironman: We learned something really surprising about the wind energy industry from President Obama's FY2015 budget proposal. He doesn't believe that the industry will ever be capable of economically sustaining itself. Here's how we know.