When the Waves Hit: Remembering the Tsunami 10 Years Ago Today.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only 10 years 2004 Asia Boxing Day Indian Ocean Phi Phi Thailand tsunami When the waves hit, no one knew what to do.

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Revealed preference vs stated preference

Environmental Economics

Google Books ngram viewer via Kerry Smith: Something happened in 2004

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Movin' On Up: A New Path for Eco - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy.

Eco-Vegan Girl

Heres the story: After living in Los Angeles since Fall 2004, its time for a change. Vegan-Related Recipes Eco-Related Health Calendar Contact Eco-Vegan Dog ENGAGE Productions Monday, May 2, 2011 Movin On Up: A New Path for Eco-Vegan Gal I have some big news to share: Im moving to the Bay Area! But dont you worry - this only means better things for Eco-Vegan Gal! I moved out here to be in the film industry and spent 5 years working in every aspect of the business as I could.

2011 74

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.

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Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me

Environmental Economics

An e-mail conversation between the co-authors of this paper (that you should really be downloading) resulted in the exchange of the following pictures of advisor and former student: Advisor (circa 1986 or so--that's me with the mullet on drums): Former Student--now assistant professor at Mississippi State--Matt Interis (circa 2004 Who says economists aren't cool?

This is why 'Climate Change' is a better term than 'Global Warming'

Environmental Economics

Sea-ice melt in the Arctic, Barents and Kara seas since 2004 has made more than twice as likely atmospheric circulations that suck cold Arctic air to Europe and Asia, a group of Japanese researchers led by the University of Tokyo’s Masato Mori said in a study published yesterday in Nature Geoscience. The decline in Arctic sea ice has doubled the chance of severe winters in Europe and Asia in the past decade, according to researchers in Japan.

Two cromulent problems

Environmental Economics

"  Land Economics  (2004): 316-319. 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

Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

1 (2004): 77-87. 1 (2004): 47-61. 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

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Climate Change Increases Risk Of Exposure To Dangerous Chemicals

Green Prophet

In 2004, the Stockholm Treaty was established to manage exposure to 21 dangerous chemicals.

The Selfishness of Grieving my Son’s Suicide.

Elephant Journal

My son died on September 24, 2004, the same week as when he was conceived over 33 years earlier. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) 50 women excerpt advice for women bipolar disorder boona cheema grief suicide universal grief

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Some more costs of climate change adaptation

Environmental Economics

But the village needs an estimated $180 million from a patchwork of sources to complete the move, according to a 2004 estimate. There are about 600 residents of Shishmaref and the cost of relocation is about $300,000 per resident (if, gulp, the 2004 estimate is still correct).

Melissa Etheridge Blames Diet of Meat and Processed Foods for Her Cancer


The singer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Melissa Etheridge is speaking out about what she thinks caused her cancer, and what changes have helped her get healthy. Etheridge believes that a diet high in meats and processed foods led to cancer. According to One Green Planet, she blames western society’s diet and lifestyle [.]. Eats Lifestyle News Pop Culture melissa etheridge

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This is one of those times I am glad I left the University of North Carolina System (Sorry John)

Environmental Economics

Ballard, chancellor since 2004, announced in July that he would be stepping down July 1, 2016. [East Carolina University*]'s chancellor, who is stepping down next summer, just got a 19% pay raise. The UNC Board of Governors gave Steve Ballard, and several other chancellors, pay raises in a controversial move on Friday. The board took the vote behind closed doors and only made the pay raises public today. Ballard's salary went from $322,560 to $385,000.

Do You Have Change for a Bowie? The Advent of Artisanal Cash

Green (Living) Review

LONDON — Though paper money here typically bears the visage of Queen Elizabeth, the Brixton district of the city last month released a new 5-pound note designed by Jeremy Deller , an artist who won the prestigious Turner Prize in 2004. It features a fuzzy, psychedelic image of an androgynous face surrounded by rainbow clouds and coruscating, swirling etchings. “I I wanted something old-fashioned looking,” Mr. Deller said. Something almost pre-currency.”

2015 131

Superadobe Homes Built Of Sandbags Rise Around The Planet

Green Prophet

Although it first remained a theory, NASA published the plans, which were awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. Neder Khalili.

Fox Off Hunters!

Elephant Journal

So, why is it that just over a week has passed since the general election in the United Kingdom and already the Conservative government has announced plans to overturn the 2004 ban on fax hunting. A ban that activists fought a lengthy and bitter battle to finally put in place. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today abuse animal rights animals fox foxes hunting Ricky Gervais

My benefit-cost analysis reading list

Environmental Economics

1 (2004): 89-110. 1 (2004): 89-110. The course is for senior economics majors, MBAs and graduate students from other programs. My reading list includes BCA examples, overviews, technical stuff (in mostly non-technical language) and other stuff.    Am I missing anything? Allen, Bryon P., and John B. Loomis. "The

2014 168

MR: A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market

Environmental Economics

economists in 2001-02, 94% reported that they liked their jobs very much or fairly well (Siegfried and Stock, 2004). Tyler Cowen: That is a new paper (pdf) by John Cawley, here is the abstract: This guide, updated for the 2014-15 job market season, describes the academic market for new Ph.D. economists and offers advice on conducting an academic job search. It reports findings from published papers, describes practical details, and provides links to internet resources.

2014 132

The Four Goshawks

10,000 Birds

It took place eight years later, in November 2004 by the bank of the Veliko Ratno Island. For the fourth sighing, I have to go back in time, to August 2004, birding the slopes of Mt. Entering some old data at eBird, I found myself puzzled with one record. I was canoeing the Danube backwaters inside Belgrade, Serbia, on a warm and sunny November day when a Northern Goshawk tried to catch one of two Pygmy Cormorants.

2015 206

Ocean “dead zones” on the rise

Eco Friendly Daily

The number of “dead zones” in the ocean – sites of massive marine life die-offs due to low dissolved oxygen – has increased by 33% since 2004, according to Nick Nutall of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). According to Nutall, there were an estimated 150 dead zones in 2004, increasing to about 200 today.


Polyethylene Sculptures

Wend Magazine

In 2004, the province of Mendoza prohibited the use of non-biodegradable bags. In 2008, the province of Buenos Aires banned the used of plastic bags. In 2005, the province of Chubut, in Patagonia, prohibited the use of polyethylene bags. The same happened in the Patagonian tourist towns of El Bolson in Chubut, (2006) and El Calafate in Santa Cruz (2007). Yet, as of today, only the town of Calafate is known to have enforced the law.

2011 124

Wes Anderson’s Lost Spiritual Quest: A Call for Stories of Male Evolution.

Elephant Journal

I didn’t agree with the Hollywood echo chamber at the time, but I also never really got Anderson’s films until "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004). About a decade ago, acclaimed director Wes Anderson started taking some flak for what critics perceived as repetition of childish content, or content he had imagined in his youth.

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“Tiny Houser” Dee Williams on the 1 question to ask ourselves before we shop. 

Elephant Journal

In 2004, Dee Williams sold her 1,200 square foot house in Olympia, Washington and moved into an 84-square foot Tiny House that she built herself, from scratch. WATCH: This 60-second Clip Might Change the Way we Consume. Ten years later, Dee is still living tiny and has become an author and major spokesperson in the […].

2004 86

Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The team analyzed all the protected areas in Latin America larger than 500 hectares (1,236 acres) that have known boundaries and were established before 2004. The study shows that there was degradation in 45% of all protected areas and that the rate of degradation inside Latin America’s protected areas increased by 250% from 2004 to 2009. From 2004 to 2009, the annual loss to degradation inside each of Guatemala’s protected areas averaged 1,003 hectares (2,478 acres).

‘Barefoot Bandit’ Gets 7 Years

Wend Magazine

Harris-Moore’s first brush with the law came in 2004, when he was only 12. Click here to view the embedded video. The young man known as the “Barefoot Bandit” pled guilty to several criminal counts in a Washington state courthouse today, earning himself more than 7 years in prison. Colton Harris-Moore, 20, managed to evade police in stolen planes, boats and cars for 2 years before officials finally caught up with him in the Bahamas.

2011 138

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.

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Music Monday: Earl Greyhound

Wend Magazine

This Brooklyn-based power trio released their debut EP in 2004 via the NYC-based Some Records , going on to release their first album, Soft Targets , on the same label in 2006, shortly after having lost their original drummer, Christopher Bear to his new project Grizzly Bear. Earl Greyhound from L to R: Ricc Sheridan, Matt Whyte and Kamara Thomas. It’s been a while since I’ve stumbled upon a band that caught my attention as sharply as has Earl Greyhound.

2013 144

Rwanda Dreaming

10,000 Birds

Get a copy of the Birds of East Africa (2004) by Stevenson and Fanshawe – definitely the best guide for the region. The beginning of the northern summer is a good time (as any) to dream of some of the most biodiverse places on Earth. No, I am not talking of Brazil or Columbia, they are not just in the tropics but more importantly, they are officially huge.

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Microplastics in the sea a growing threat to human health, United Nations warns

Green (Living) Review

Between 2004 and 2014, the amount of plastic produced rose by 38 per cent, the report said. More than a quarter of fish in markets in Indonesia and California contain plastic particles Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems. This is the stark warning issued by the United Nations in a report on the most dangerous environmental problems facing the world today.

The best part about the new MRIP is that you can get graphs

Environmental Economics

It seems that some catch estimates have increased : According to the revised MRIP estimates, there were nearly 3 million more red snapper caught on the West Coast of Florida between 2004 and 2010 than previously reported under MRFSS.  So I decided to see for myself with a recreational fisheries statistics query : Revised catch and effort estimates, based on an improved estimation method, are now available for the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts for January 2004 through October 2011.

2012 116

The Swallow-tailed Kites in Florida Are Now Heading South…

10,000 Birds

In about a week after the last count, no kite will be seen at or near the roost (Meyer 2004). I am sure you know how it goes…when you are a birder, your friends (non-birders) will tell bird stories, anecdotes or ask questions about birds they have seen. A friend of mine told me, she has been seeing small groups of Swallow-tailed Kites ( Elanoides furficatus ) in the general area; in south Florida. This happened two days ago and I said to myself, I can’t believe August is here.

AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

2004, Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy -- Estes Park, Colorado. 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. 1987, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: Theory and Practice -- Newark, Delaware.

2013 135

The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Bike Culture and Cycling In Japan


In the same way, the annual number of fatal accidents involving bicycles but not cars and trucks rose from 51 in 2004 to 82 in 2014. If you are looking for a comprehensive guide that provides all the necessary information you need about cycling in Japan, here is one!

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Oyster Reef Restoration: Is a benefit/cost ratio of 7.6 worth it according to Trumponomics?

Environmental Economics

 In 2004, Rob Hicks, Doug Lipton and I published a report based on a study we conducted for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to estimate the benefits of Oyster Reef restoration in the Chesapeake Bay region. WJZ out of Baltimore, Maryland has a cool time lapse video of the impact that Oysters can have on water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

2017 109

"Crime, weather, and climate change"

Environmental Economics

2004) ,  McCollister et al. 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.

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

Retiring to Wellington

10,000 Birds

The pair had previously been resident on Mana Island, which is near Wellington and an important refuge for endangered species (which I hope to talk about in the future), but having not bred since 2004, it was decided that they would be retired and Mana used for another pair. Seeing one of the world’s rarest birds is not something you’d usually think an easy task.

2011 179

Whooping Crane Ancestry

10,000 Birds

Over a decade from 1993 to 2004, conservationists released 289 captive-raised Whooping Cranes into Osceola, Lake and Polk counties in Central Florida. The yellow/green bird is identified as number 1781 in the Whooping Crane studbook and is remarkably only the fourth bird to have hatched successfully in the wild in Florida – on the 4th March 2004. So what’s so special about seeing the resident re-introduced Whooping Cranes in Florida?

2013 207

Oyster Reef Restoration

Environmental Economics

Back in 2004, Rob Hicks, Doug Lipton and I finished up a project for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to estimate the benefits of oyster reef restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.    In the final report, we concluded: Based on the mail survey, we conservatively estimate the non-use value of a ten year oyster reef project, consisting of 10,000 acres of oyster sanctuary and 1,000 acres of artificial reef to be at least $114.95 million.

2015 170

The Melting of Greenland is Accelerating!

Eco Friendly Daily

The study indicates that from April 2004 to April 2006, Greenland was shedding ice at about two and one-half times the rate of the previous two-year period, according to CU-Boulder researchers Isabella Velicogna and John Wahr. The researchers used measurements taken with the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, to calculate that Greenland lost roughly 164 cubic miles of ice from April 2004 to April 2006 — more than the volume of water in Lake Erie.

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The name of our department is Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, and this story has them all.

Environmental Economics

concerned are Goi, hit by a spill in 2004, Oruma, affected by a spill a. This looks like they are sending up the benefit/cost bat signal: Four Nigerian farmers and the environmental group Friends of the Earth took oil giant Shell to court Thursday in the Netherlands to demand a proper cleanup and compensation for pollution in the Niger Delta.

2012 135

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

Environmental Economics

see Whitehead, Land Econ, 2004 ). 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 ?).

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Heartwrenching Video: A Soldier’s Last & Final Wish.

Elephant Journal

Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why Tomas Young has been paraplegic since an insurgent attack in 2004 in Sadr City. “A lot of you cared, just not enough.”~ On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, Tomas penned a letter to former President Bush and Vice President Cheney; that letter was featured in an elephant journal [.].

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