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You're Less Likely to Get Sick If You Actively Socialize

The Alien Next Door

Yet a study by Sheldon Cohen and his colleagues published in Psychological Science (2003) showed that less sociable people caught colds more often than those who socialized. The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, November 3, 2009 You’re Less Likely to Get Sick If You Actively Socialize Isn’t that an oxymoron? More sociable people are more exposed to germs, after all.

2009 100

Vegan Dining in Somerville, MA at The Pulse - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live.

Eco-Vegan Girl

Vegan-Related Recipes Eco-Related Health Calendar Contact Eco-Vegan Dog ENGAGE Productions Saturday, June 4, 2011 Vegan Dining in Somerville, MA at The Pulse Café & True Bistro I became a vegan in Boston in 2003, but at the time there were limited options.

Vegan 61

Electrons vs. Molecules - Who’s Winning?

Blue Earth

Facebook, founded in 2004 has an Enterprise Value of $456B, while Tesla, founded in 2003 has an EV of $54B. Everywhere I turn electrons are making headway. Let’s compare the market value of two highly respected 21st Century founded companies, Facebook and Tesla. The ability to generate stockholder value falls clearly in the electron camp. Facebook, the company that primarily moves electrons around has an EV of 9x that of the metal-bender Tesla.

2019 100

Peace on earth?

Environmental Economics

Has Paul changed his mind since 2003 about how the bond market works?    If anything, I would have thought that the fiscal situation is more dire now and so the logic from 2003 would apply with more force.  I Get ready for a Krugman/Mankiw spat on a day typically reserved for goodwill among men and women. Posted at 8 am on Christmas Eve: I often disagree with Paul Krugman, but I usually understand him. 

Earth 131

Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

sup2 (2003): S143-S155. 4 (2003): 369-387. 4 (2003): 326-332. 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., and Michael D. Bates. "Hedonic

2020 130

Can my students now use The Onion as a legitimate news source?

Environmental Economics

In March 2003, soon after the U.S. invaded Iraq, a news outlet predicted the war would be a colossal disaster that would ultimately destabilize the Middle East and fuel the rise of anti-Western forces willing to die for a fundamentalist cause. That outlet was The Onion. And the satirical news site nailed it.

2015 178

"EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading" @willwheels

Environmental Economics

Other aspects of the 2003 Policy and the 2019 Memorandum (including potential conflicting or ambiguous policy advice) that may benefit from additional policy or clarification from the EPA. This might be the first good thing to be coming out of the EPA in quite some time. via  via Will Wheeler on twitter: EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading. (looks  (looks like the [link] docket is not live, but that just means you have more time).

2019 100

"Did legalizing ivory trade reduce elephant poaching?"

Environmental Economics

Chris Blattman quoting Hsiang and Sekar: International trade of ivory was banned in 1989, with global elephant poaching data collected by field researchers since 2003. A one-time legal sale of ivory stocks in 2008 was designed as an experiment, but its global impact has not been evaluated. We find that international announcement of the legal ivory sale corresponds with an abrupt ~66% increase in illegal ivory production across two continents, and a possible ten-fold increase in its trend.

2016 126

Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

This year they are falling, after a record production boom nearly replenished stockpiles left at their lowest since 2003 by last winter's freeze. From the WSJ Micro Review: Natural-Gas Prices Fall Even With Chill Nearing by: Timothy Puko Oct 20, 2014. TOPICS:  Supply and Demand. SUMMARY:  When cold weather looms across the U.S., natural-gas prices usually rise.

2014 153

Pronounced "Reggie"

Environmental Economics

RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”) has, in fact, a Republican pedigree, dating back to 2003, when Gov.  From the NYTimes editorial page :  New Jersey, under its new governor, Phil Murphy, a Democrat, will join — more precisely, rejoin — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a consortium of nine Eastern and New England states that has achieved substantial emissions reductions from large power plants since its start in 2009.

2018 116

Daily Demand and Supply: The impact of expectations

Environmental Economics

Between 2003 and 2012, Latin American and Caribbean exports averaged 11.7 Import prices for bananas in 2013 have reached $900 per ton, compared to $375 in 2003. That bunch of bananas on your kitchen counter -- the ones that are a staple of your baby's diet and the linchpin of your breakfast -- could be wiped out within the next couple years.

Impact 135

AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba

The Green Changemakers

AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba Maria Caridad Cruz and Roberto Sánchez Medina Ian Randle Publishers/ IDRC 2003 ISBN 9-76637-158-X e-ISBN 1-55250-104-3 244 pp. During the 1990s, several national economies saw their urban food markets collapse. Like Zambia, Mozambique, and Armenia, Cuba responded to this crisis with a food program that included support to urban agriculture: farming in the city.

2003 40

Some thoughts from the plane ride to Seattle

Environmental Economics

One surprising finding is that, at least through 2003, contingent valuation and hedonic pricing were the two dominant valuation methods. " My guess is that last sentence would change significantly if the data were examined since 2003. On the plane to AERE Conference in Seattle I read Adamowicz's " What's it worth? "

3000 People Died, You Should Ask These Questions

Eco Friendly Daily

” Condoleeza Rice May 12, 2003. ” Donald Rumsfeld March 30, 2003. There are a lot of people who have died and the goverment has done an amazing job of confusing everyone and having everyone look in the other direction… WMD anyone? “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.” ” Dick Cheney August 26, 2002. “U.S.

2017 40

That might be the only snake that doesn't strike fear into Tim

Environmental Economics

They have found nearly 3,500 violations since 2003, and confiscated a dizzying and, to many people, a sickening array of wildlife and wildlife parts — including a protected dead snake inside bottled wine, a reputed aphrodisiac. People always ask me what is so great about Louisville? From monkey skin coats to ivory pool cues to endangered-snake wine, Louisville International Airport has become a main battleground in America’s fight to halt wildlife smuggling.

2013 131

A sign of economic recovery?

Environmental Economics

The last time the figure dropped was in 2003. McDonald's Corp. says a key sales figure fell in October, marking the first monthly drop in nearly a decade for the world's biggest hamburger chain. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says global sales at restaurants open at least a year fell 1.8 percent for the month. The figure is a key metric because it strips out the impact of newly opened and closed locations. The fast-food chain says the figure fell 2.2

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

Eco Friendly Daily

2003 – 2004 2.7L 2003 3.3L 2000 – 2003 3.3L 2002 – 2003 3.0L 2003 – 2006 5.3L 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

Friday beer post: "Economics paper retracted for plagiarism after citing its twin"

Environmental Economics

Original article details: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 320, 15 March 2003, pages 512–524. Ooops! wrong title (sigh). As we’ve pointed out before , economics and business journals have few retractions compared with the other academic literature. Opinions vary on why this is, but the fact that only a few journals have plagiarism policies can’t help.

2014 138

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

Eco Friendly Daily

2003 – 2004 2.7L 2003 3.3L 2000 – 2003 3.3L 2002 – 2003 3.0L 2003 – 2006 5.3L 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.

A valuation book I won't buy

Environmental Economics

Nick Hanley, David Bell and Begona Alvarez-Farizo (2003), ‘Valuing the Benefits of Coastal Water Quality Improvements Using Contingent and Real Behaviour’ PART III HEDONIC PRICE 7. Nick Hanley, Felix Schläpfer and James Spurgeon (2003), ‘Aggregating the Benefits of Environmental Improvements: Distance-Decay Functions for Use and Non-Use Values’ 14. Graham Loomes, Chris Starmer and Robert Sugden (2003), ‘Do Anomalies Disappear in Repeated Markets?’

2012 133

Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages

Green (Living) Review

MPH bump caused by the implementation of the congestion charge in 2003 (which is a 15% improvement -- nothing to sneeze at). The 1800s have called. The theoretical maximum speed of all kinds of things is constantly going up; cars, trains, planes, boats. But in practice, we don''t always get anywhere near those speeds.

2015 101

The cost of a statistical life is.

Environmental Economics

Bush in 2003 with a five-year, $15 billion investment in global AIDS in 15 countries. We often to talking about the value of a statistical life (John, why don't we have a primer on VSL in Env-Econ 101?) , but less frequently talk about the cost of saving a statistical life.    So here you go: A U.S. aid program aimed at helping foreign countries battle the AIDS epidemic saved 740,000 lives from 2004-2008, according to a study published Tuesday. The U.S.

Life 142

Here is one for the 2014 top 10 list

Environmental Economics

The reissue will also include bonus tracks that appear on the album’s 2003 reissue; songs taken from their 1983 self-released Live and Otherwise cassette; and five cuts off the band’s 1987 demo Colorblind and Rhymeless. And yes, reissues are allowed on the John's top 10 albums list: Great news alt.country fans! On January 28th, Legacy Recordings will reissue Uncle Tupelo‘s widely acclaimed debut LP, 1990?s s "No Depression."

2014 144

Rhythm and melody

Environmental Economics

household enjoys $2/gallon gasoline (average 2003 price = $2.02/gallon), drives 20,000 miles in a 20 MPG automobile. Since February 2004, monthly increases in gas expenditures, relative to the 2003 average, look like this: The Santorum assertion would go like this, with an almost $150+ additional monthly expenditure on gasoline in the summer of 2008, households were unable to change their transportation habits, eat out less often and do other things so that they could pay their mortages.

2012 122

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

Filling in the mystery of the newly discovered ghost whale

Green Prophet

When first classified as a species in 2003, Omura’s were only known in three locations – the Sea of Japan, the Solomon Islands east of Papua New Guinea, and the Keeling Islands, west of Indonesia. From 2003 through 2013, their known range expanded to a few more locations in the eastern Indo-Pacific region. The map on where to find the world’s most newly discovered large whale species is rapidly beginning to be filled in.

2019 64

AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

2003, Spatial Theory, Modeling, and Econometrics in Environmental and Resource Economics -- Madison, Wisconsin. 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

New Year’s Resolution #3 – Boycott Plastic Water Bottles

Green Home Blog

A 2003 study by the Centers for Disease Controls found BPA in the urine of 93% of the adults and children tested. Plastics are a nearly unavoidable part of our lives. From alarm clocks to toothbrushes to soda bottles to cell phones, we all use and throw away plastic products everyday. One of the most common types of plastic waste is disposable water bottles: we use them at home, carry them to the gym, or grab one when we’re on the go.

"Crime, weather, and climate change"

Environmental Economics

2010)  and  Viscusi and Aldy (2003). Matthew Ranson in JEEM : Abstract. This paper estimates the impact of climate change on the prevalence of criminal activity in the United States. The analysis is based on a 30-year panel of monthly crime and weather data for 2997 US counties. I identify the effect of weather on monthly crime by using a semi-parametric bin estimator and controlling for state-by-month and county-by-year fixed effects.

Brazil’s New Maps Show Where the Amazon is in Trouble

Eco Friendly Daily

The maps show data from as recently as 2003. The government of Brazil has just released new maps that show where the Amazon is most at risk, and why. The maps shop the effects of deforestation, mining, cattle ranching and crop expansion. Cattle ranching and soy farming have been the biggest threats to the region, officials say. Once roads are built to serve those land uses, the timber industry follows right on their heels. Source: Brazil maps out agricultural sprawl in the Amazon.Â

Commercial brands that are also eco friendly

Green Prophet

Veja was founded in 2003 by Sebastien Kopp and Francois- Ghislain Morillion. Fashion brand from the 80s, Teva, breathes new life into old soles. It starts with a whisper from Rachel Carson in the 60s and starting now 2021, it’s going to be an ecological thunder.

This blog makes an appearance in the research literature :)

Environmental Economics

Here is the first paragraph: Adamowicz (2004) provided an overview of the future directions that the academic demand in the environmental valuation field may take by examining the number of publications between 1975 and 2003 for several valuation methods.

2014 148

Measuring Wealth in Footsteps

Environmental News Network

In 2003 the Global Footprint Network (GFN) was established in response to this problem and to help countries and businesses measure their impact and as a result live more sustainably. Since 2003 11 countries have officially adopted GFN’s “Ecological Footprint”, including the Philippines, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, and Switzerland. Many people consider the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the best way to measure a country’s wealth.

"An Oklahoma Suburb, Tornado-Ready"

Environmental Economics

Kevin Simmons: In 1999, 2003 and 2013, powerful tornadoes struck [Moore, OK], killing dozens and causing billions of dollars in damage. The 1999 storm had the highest wind speed ever recorded when it hit the nearby town of Bridge Creek. In all, 36 people died. Twenty-four more were killed in 2013 by another extraordinarily powerful tornado, including seven children at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, one of two schools hit in the town.

World Trade Centers = USS New York

Green Earth Journey

When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Photos are not linked. The scrape metal from the World Trade Centers that fell September 11th 2001 was used to construct the USS New York and it's motto is "Never Forget." See the information, pictures and videos below. From a circulating email; USS New York It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

Greenland’s Ice Loss Translates Into Land Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

Between 1961 and 2003, researchers noted between 25 and 60 billion tons lost. However, since 2003, the level of loss has escalated. Increasingly warmer summer months are especially difficult for regions such as Greenland. Glaciers are susceptible to increased melting as global temperatures rise which also cause sea levels to rise. But the melting of glaciers also impacts land masses, namely removing the weight traditionally weighing them down.

2010 59

R.I.P. William Baumol

Environmental Economics

He was considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2003, and Thompson Reuters cited him as a potential recipient in 2014. Here is an obituary : William Jack Baumol was born on February 26, 1922, and died on May 4, 2017. He was an American economist. He served as the professor of economics at New York University, Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.

2017 126

Grist: "This conservative economist makes the case for a carbon tax"

Environmental Economics

Bush named him chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in 2003, and in 2006, Mitt Romney brought on Mankiw as an economic adviser, a role the economist played throughout Romney’s 2012 presidential bid. I quit reading the Grist a long time ago because they don't heart ("hate" is a very strong word) economists. But, they might be falling in love with one of them: N. Gregory Mankiw is, if not a household name, a dorm-room one.

2015 155

Not holding my breath

Environmental Economics

This is from 2003 : Environmental Defense today praised Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today for pledging to soon secure a Senate vote on an extremely affordable version of the McCain Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act containing a first phase of greenhouse gas pollution reductions.  Krugman ( Hating good government ) reminds us (again) that, politically, scientific evidence doesn't much matter: It’s now official: 2014 was the warmest year on record.

2015 168

A Better Place

Green Home Blog

CNN-Time magazine named him one of the 20 top ‘Global Influentials for 2003’. Israeli entrepreneur, Shai Agassi, is one of the leaders of the next generation of ‘giving the finger’ to the antiquated, bloated, often corrupt, greedy and irresponsible fossil fuel industry.

2013 125

The economic value of an economics major.

Environmental Economics

Their findings are consistent with Black, Sanders, and Taylor (2003), documenting that about two-thirds of the bachelor's degree premium for economics majors can be attributed to the type of job economics majors perform, and about one-third is a premium that economics majors earn over other workers within the same job.

When is a life too costly to save?*

Environmental Economics

people died for every 100 million passenger-miles traveled from 2003 through 2008, federal data show. Here are the benefits and costs from the " VSL in the WSJ " post: The FRA puts the cost of upgrades at up to $13 billion for passenger and freight railroads. It is tough to draw direct comparisons of train passenger safety to other types of travel, according to the Department of Transportation. For instance, the definition of a travel fatality varies.

2013 142