Friday* Beer Post: What is wrong with today's utes??

Environmental Economics

Binge drinking among 12- to 20-year-olds has steadily declined since 2002 and is now at the lowest rate in more than a decade, a government study reported today. via Yes, I know today is Thursday. But I'm out tomorrow and I don't feel like setting the delayed post

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Let he who has not reused material cast the first stone

Environmental Economics

The journal,  Business Ethics Quarterly , has added an  editorial notice  to a 2002 paper by Jensen, noting its similarity to a  2001 paper  and another  2001 paper. Read the rest here:  Famous Harvard economist reused parts of 2002 paper multiple times, says journal

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Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

4 (2002): 327-332. 3 (2002): 236-253. 4 (2002): 347-356. 3 (2002): 277-290. Alden, Dave. "Experience "Experience with scripted role play in environmental economics." " The Journal of Economic Education 30, no. 2 (1999): 127-132. Anderson, Soren T.,

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AERE Publication of Enduring Quality Award

Environmental Economics

1 (2002), pp. From the Harvard Press Release: The Publication of Enduring Quality (PEQ) award of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) recognizes works that are of seminal nature and with enduring value in environmental and resource economics. This year, AERE recognized two influential empirical papers on induced innovation in environmental economics: "The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change," by Richard G. Newell, Adam B.

2017 109

Was the Acid Rain Program as successful as we thought?

Environmental Economics

They find cost savings in 2002, with the Acid Rain Program in full swing, of approximately $250 million from trade in emission allowances. The researchers find a greater level of particulate air pollution and associated premature mortality under the Acid Rain Program than under a hypothetical no-trade scenario in which units emitted SO 2 at a rate equal to 2002 allowance allocations plus observed drawdowns of their allowance banks.

2016 122

Those Republicans are starting to grow on me

Environmental Economics

The limit was increased in 2002 to 12 percent from 6 percent, where it had been since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Ohioans could buy beer with a whopping 18 percent alcohol content under a provision in the state budget proposed yesterday by Senate Republicans. After holding the line on alcohol content in beer for 69 years, lawmakers might be poised to increase it for the second time in a decade.

2011 122

Two cromulent problems

Environmental Economics

2 (2002): 285-297. From the inbox: I often read your "cromulent" blog and know that you are an expert in CVM. I am working on my master thesis applying CVM to. I plan to use double-bounded dichotomous questions to elicit WTP. I want to ask you whether there is a way to control for incentive incompatibility and starting point bias. If it is available, could you please point me to the guidance material? 

2014 152

Climate Week: people cut back on vehicle fuel but not air travel or gas

Green (Living) Review

The release, published to mark the start of Climate Week (4 to 8 March 2013), shows: · Use of vehicle fuel remained relatively flat between 2002 and 2007 before falling 24% per head in the next five years. · Air travel increased by 13% between Q3 2002 and Q3 2012. Between Q3 2002 and Q3 2012 households consumption fell 18% per head. Between Q1 2002 and Q4 2007 households’ consumption of air travel went up 42% per head.

2002 122

Conclusion: Canadians don't know how markets are supposed to work

Environmental Economics

The study included sales data over an eight-year period – from 2002 to 2010 – to capture property values before, during and after the wind farm’s development. Published in a recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics , the study is believed the first peer-reviewed study on this issue in Canada.

2014 160

USDA Organic Label Standards Being Weakened by Lobbyists

Green Living Ideas

When the USDA label was first implemented in 2002, concern was expressed that certification standards would not be as stringent as the private organic labeling programs it replaced, such as the Oregon Tilth. Prior to 2002, organic certifiers each had their own standards that they used when certifying organic produce and products.

2009 61

Local activists are paying with their life to protect their forests in Peru

Green (Living) Review

It ranks fourth in the world for murders of environmental activists (after Brazil, Honduras, and the Philippines), with 57 activists in the country killed from 2002 to 2013 , according to campaigners Global Witness. According to Global Witness, from 2002 to 2013, more than 900 people in 35 countries died defending the environment or fighting for the right to their land. Edwin Chota was killed in the forest he had fought to protect.

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Volkswagen executives did a benefit cost analysis of cheating U.S. environmental regulations

Environmental Economics

Oops.and then they apparently tried to cover it up: The most senior VW officer listed in the indictment is Martin Winterkorn who was CEO of Audi from 2002 to 2007, when the original defeat device was developed, and CEO of VW from 2007 until resigning on September 23, 2015.

2016 126

Friday beer post: whatever happened to Stroh's?

Environmental Economics

The next month Peter Stroh, who died in 2002, agreed to sell the family business to Coors for $425 million. My first beer was Stroh's: In August 1989 the Stroh Brewery Co. was in retreat. The company that had treated employees like family laid off 300 people, one-fifth of its white-collar workforce. “I I had to let go four of the five people in the marketing research department. It was heartbreaking,” remembers Ed Benfield, former director of market research at Stroh.

2014 152

Natural Selection by Nina Munteanu Now Out

The Alien Next Door

The nine stories touch on various iterations of evolution, spanning a 20-year writing period starting in the 1980s with "Arc of Time" first published by The Armchair Aesthete in 2002 to "Julia''s Gift" written in 2007, a significant year in my personal evolution. My collection of nine short stories was recently released through Pixl Press (Imprint of Starfire ) in an anthology entitled "Natural Selection".

2013 130

Ashhole update

Environmental Economics

Ash borers were first discovered in 2002 near Detroit, where they likely had hitched a ride in wooden packing crates shipped from China. I wonder if any NC State economists think this one is exaggerated ? Several dead or dying ash trees dot lawns along Canterbury Road, but only one has drawn the attention of Upper Arlington city arborists. Last week, Jim Lekoy and Scott Conover pointed to a dead limb in one backyard that hangs over a set of power lines.

2013 131

As long as environmental report cards don't suffer from grade inflation, this is good news

Environmental Economics

Only 1992 and 2002 scored as high or higher, but those were years of sustained droughts, meaning there was little runoff water to wash pollutants into the bay. Having grown up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, it's good the hear that it looks like years of effort to improve the Bay's water quality might be paying off : Conditions may be "poor to moderate" in Chesapeake Bay but scientists still found a reason to celebrate.

2016 116

The "AERE" tree seems to be gone from the front cover of JEEM

Environmental Economics

  Here is a 2007 lament when the AERE tree was morphing into the cypress tree that served as the icon for the 2002 World Congress.  From the inbox, the new JEEM cover has a recycling icon? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Volume 67, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 1. Message from the previous and the new editor. I had heard that there was some confusion over who actually owned the AERE tree (seen at the right on a previous JEEM cover).

2013 144

Hot-Desking Dehumanizes Work Place

The Alien Next Door

2002); reprinted in Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine (Issue 3, Spring 2004); translated into Polish and reprinted in Nowa Fantastika (January 2006); translated into Hebrew and reprinted in Bli-Panika (2006). The "Doc" Hot desking on "Doc Zone" In my 2006 science fiction short story Virtually Yours , Kathryn works, drone-like and faceless, in a corporation where workers like her typically find random virtual workstations and access virtual support and form virtual relationships.

2014 155

Beware ex-ante cost estimates

Environmental Economics

That means that the twin locks that are already part of the Olmsted Lock and Dam project — and were completed in 2002 — could be almost two decades old before they become operational in 2020, the corps says. Louisville C-J : Already awash in red ink, the massive Olmsted Dam project on the Ohio River west of Paducah will be even more expensive — with a total cost approaching $3 billion.

2012 126

I'd say that someone's Nobel Prize candidacy has gone from dubious to hopeless

Environmental Economics

Richard Thaler – I’m kind of surprised that Thaler, one of the main behavioral guys, didn’t share the prize with Dan Kahneman in 2002, so I root for him each year.

2013 132

3M recycelt rund die Hälfte seines gesamten Abfalls

Green (Living) Review

Auch die Einsparungen der Treibhausgase sind erheblich: Von 2002 bis 2013 senkte 3M diese Emissionen um 57 Prozent, in absoluten Zahlen rund 100 Millionen Tonnen. Seit 2002 veröffentlicht 3M jährlich einen Bericht gemäß den international anerkannten Standards der Global Reporting Initiative.

2014 126

AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

No workshops were held in 1998, 2002 and 2006 due to the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.  Before this list vanishes from the internets due to link rot, here is the full list of workshops compiled from the old  and new websites :  1985, Recreation Demand Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado. 1986, Marine Pollution and Environmental Damage Assessment -- Narragansett, Rhode Island.

2013 135

USDA Organic Label Standards are Weakened by Lobbyists

Green Living Ideas

When the USDA label was first implemented in 2002, concern was expressed that certification standards would not be as stringent as the private organic labeling programs it replaced, such as the Oregon Tilth. Prior to 2002, organic certifiers each had their own standards that they used when certifying organic produce and products.

2009 54

Plastic Bag Bans around the World


India (2002). Bangladesh (2002). Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping. They are such common place that people expect them to be readily available and think little of throwing them away or even discarding them on the ground. The reality is that over the past 40 years plastic bag usage has skyrocketed and has caused drastic problems for natural ecosystems. Plastic bags are often eaten by animals, causing them to choke and die.

2018 56

Spices Battle Bugs

Green (Living) Review

coli, Salmonella enterica, Campylobacter jejuni or Listeria monocytogenes in the 2002 study are being tapped for new research focused on food safety. Spice-rack favorites battle foodborne pathogens, including E.coli. Oregano leads the list of botanicals with the highest ratings in antimicrobial benefits. Herbs and spices like oregano, thyme, cinnamon and clove do more than add pleasing flavors and aromas to familiar foods.

2014 126

Ash hole update

Environmental Economics

Since their discovery near Detroit in 2002, borers have spread to 15 states, including Ohio, two Canadian provinces and are blamed for the destruction of millions of ash trees. Two species of small, stingless Asian wasps that prey on emerald ash borers were released for the first time in national forests.

2011 118

Why Is Biodiversity Important to Ecosystems?


The most detailed scientific study of the world’s greatest biodiversity was compiled by The Center for Tropical Forest Science, a consortium of forestry agencies, universities, research institutes and other nongovernmental agencies and published by the Smithsonian Institution in 2002. . Knopf, NY, NY 2002, p.3. [2] Knopf, NY, NY 2002, p.119-126. [9] The biosphere, the totality of life is a.

2018 70

A bad couple of days for the Great Lakes

Environmental Economics

The toxic algae that spreads across the western basin of Lake Erie each summer is the worst recorded since researchers started tracking the problem in 2002. Thursday. A federal appeals panel has rejected the request of five Great Lakes states to close Chicago-area shipping locks. But the panel warned yesterday that if ongoing efforts to stop the advance of Asian carp halt or drag, the issue could be revisited.

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BP and US Citizens Learn from

Green Earth Journey

13, 2002, the Prestige, a Greek-owned ship flying under a Bahamian flag, sprang a leak in its hull after being caught in a storm off the coast of the Galicia region, the governments of Spain, France and Portugal all refused to allow the ship to go to harbor." "In MuxÍa, they say black stains still occasionally emerge on the white sands of the local beach.

2010 109

10 Reasons Why Species Become Endangered


Mountain lions have been roaming the city for at least 30 years and The National Park Service has been studying them since 2002, curious how mountain lions survive in an increasingly fragmented and urbanized landscape [10]. The Ebola virus killed 5000 critically endangered western gorillas between 2002 and 2003 at the Lossi Sanctuary and other hundreds of gorillas in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park in 2003-2004 [12]. A.A.Knopf, NY 2002, p.86. [6]

2018 67

Study: Biodiversity Loss Not Slowing Despite International Agreement

Eco Friendly Daily

In 2002, an international agreement was made to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss worldwide. The researchers concluded that not only have the governments of the world failed to meet the goal of the 2002 agreement, but they have failed miserably. Butchart stated: “Our analysis shows that governments have failed to deliver on the commitments they made in 2002. The target date set for this goal was 2010, a year which species loss was intended to show improvement.

2002 58

Get Involved In Your Community

Green Home Blog

The number of community composting programs has dropped from 3,227 in 2002 to 3,090 in 2010. Get Involved in Your Community. Earth Day isn’t just about the things we can do for our environment – it’s also about getting involved in your community to teach others the importance of being eco-friendly. So Greenhome wants you to help everyone in your community feel the benefits of living green. Did you know? There are approximately 9,000 curbside recycling programs in the U.S.

Publication of Enduring Quality?

Environmental Economics

The book was originally published in 2002.  PhD advisee and now Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Matt Winden, sent me this picture from his explorations at the Southern Economics Association Meetings (in New Orleans) book displays. A few observations (in case you can't quite see if from the high quality cameraphone picture Matt sent--Matt, clean the lens every once in a while would you?--that's

2012 116

"Improvements in US Air Pollution"

Environmental Economics

in a number of studies ( Freeman, 2002 Timothy Taylor: The US government passed its first Air Pollution Control Act in 1955, but the major amendments to that law passed in 1970--including the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency to administer the law--greatly expanded the federal and state enforcement efforts. The EPA has published a web report called "Our Nation's Air: Status and Trends through 2015. "

2016 125

India’s Groundwater Rapidly Depleting

Eco Friendly Daily

This satellite system was created by NASA and the German Aerospace Center and came into use in 2002. The data provided covered between 2002 and 2008 and found that a grand total of 26 cubic miles of groundwater has disappeared during this timeframe. A new study which was led by a scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is predicting potential turmoil in northern India due to water shortages.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (an introduction)

Environmental Economics

I'm fairly sure that I ahve applied the formulas in Haab and McConnell (2002) correctly. Desvousges, Mathews and Train ( Land Economics, 2015 ) use the contingent valuation method (CVM) to conduct an adding-up test (i.e., does WTP A + WTP B = WTP A+B ?).

2020 141

Faerie Made Soaps

Green Earth Journey

I have been in business since 2002 and opened my website in 2003. When my daughter was born in 2002 I knew I didn't want to return to the work force and leave her to be raised up by some one else. Name: Tina Glenn Shop Name: Faerie Made Soaps Shop Link: and Location: Asheville, North Carolina Ships To: Anywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

2010 116

While written about popular book publishing, the same can be said for academic book publishing

Environmental Economics

Short story:  When I wrote my first book in 2002 (actually wrote it from 1995-2001-- you can still purchase a copy here ) I was surprised to learn that: 1) We had to submit a camera ready copy of our book, and 2) we had almost no control over the price that would be charged.  At the risk of biting a hand that fed me a tiny morsel, here's an interesting take on the Amazon/Hachette book fight.    To me, the interesting piece here is the question of value-added. 

2014 157

10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


Let’s see some examples: The first country to ban single-use plastic bags was Bangladesh in 2002 when plastic bag litter clogged drainage channels and contributed to destructive floods. In Ireland, where this fee was instituted in 2002, plastic bag usage decreased by about 90 percent. Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry. our purchased goods when we go shopping. They are a part of our modern lives, and we don’t tend to think much about them.

NASA Satellite Aids In Climate Data Collection

Eco Friendly Daily

Since 2002 the data has been collected, now scientists are analyzing it for further global warming data. The Aqua spacecraft was launched in 2002, which included the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. New information coming to light due to Copenhagen is the various sources of greenhouse gas data. One of the newest sources is satellite data from a NASA spacecraft. The measurement device, also known as AIRS, records emissions on the entire Earth twice a day.

2002 57

ESA loses contact with Envisat: Satellite key for Earth Observation Mission


B.Sameer Kumar: It was just a few days back that we showed images from Envisat that range from way back in 2002 to 2012, and how the satellite has captured the degeneration of the ice shelves in Antarctica. Envisat was launched way back in 2002 and had a mission life of five years after which it was supposed o retire.

2002 50

I guess that's one way to get rid of all the Ash holes in Ohio

Environmental Economics

near Detroit in 2002; they probably had hitched a ride in wooden packing crates that arrived from Asia. The emerald ash borer has been found for the first time in Geauga and Trumbull counties in northeastern Ohio, the state reported yesterday. The latest discovery of the beetles, made by a Department of Natural Resources forester who found infested ash trees along Rt. 422, officially puts the pests in 55 of Ohio's 88 counties. Ash borers were first detected in the U.S.

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SARS-like Disease Claims Another Life in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

The WHO is working with representatives from Saudi Arabia and Qatar in order to learn more about the coronavirus that is similar to the SARS respiratory disease that killed 800 people in 2002. A SARS-like respiratory illness has claimed the life of a second person from Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced.