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

2004 170

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.

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.

2011 97

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

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

Environmental Economics

Who says economists aren't cool?

I guess the Great Wall of Trump will need to keep them in?

Environmental Economics

Looks like the immigration dialogue might need to change : For the first time in more than four decades, more Mexican immigrants are returning to their home country than coming to the United States, according to a report released Thursday. 

2015 193

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

Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

Gulls of the World: A Photographic Field Guide is a successor, or companion, as the author terms it, to Klaus Malling Olsen’s classic guide, Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America (Helm, 2004*). And, of course, the 2004 volume does not include all the gulls of the world.

2018 207

Bird Songs (but maybe not the kind you’re thinking): A review of “There Are Birds,” a music album, and an interview with songstress Stephanie Seymour

10,000 Birds

She wanted to join in the annual Audubon Christmas bird count in 2004, and she did — but she couldn’t identify a thing. Why do people become birders?

2019 207

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.

2015 165

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).

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. From 2004 to 2009, the annual loss to degradation inside each of Guatemala’s protected areas averaged 1,003 hectares (2,478 acres).

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

Eccorazzi

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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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).

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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.

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.

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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

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.

2013 188

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.

2011 244

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.

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. 

2012 151

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.

2004 52

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.

2013 176

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. So what’s so special about seeing the resident re-introduced Whooping Cranes in Florida? According to the ABA, they are not countable.

2013 270

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.

2004 77

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

Birds Of The Twelve Days Of Christmas

10,000 Birds

This evergreen post, first written in 2004, has become a 10,000 Birds staple. This super-competitor, the bird that launched the Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act of 2004 , is a Eurasian endemic and as lovely a swimmer as one is likely to find.

2011 285

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).

UNEP 52

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

Eco Friendly Daily

2004 – 2005 4.7L 2003 – 2004 2.7L Lincoln Town Car (2-valve) 2004 – 2005 4.0L 2002 – 2004 4.0L 2000 – 2004 3.0L Below you’ll find a list of all vehicles that are on the road today and are Flex Fuel cars.

“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

Ready, Set, Grow

Environmental News Network

In 2004, a separate group in Australia, the Movember Foundation was formed and the month of “Movember” officially began. Making only $40,000 in 2004, Movember is steadily raising more and more money, raising $147 million dollars last year alone.

2004 65

Oriental Pratincoles

10,000 Birds

They appear to have an extremely large range and the population appears to be in the range of 3 million birds after an unprecedented flock was observed south of Broome in February 2004.

2013 213

Peak Driving in Oregon

Sightline Daily

But an analysis of new traffic data by The Oregonian shows that driving in the state actually peaked in 2004, four years before the Great Recession hit. They show a nominal peak in 2004, as The Oregonian noted.

Censorship on Climate Change

Green Home Blog

Take the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, for example, whose internal watchdog recently charged it with fudging global warming studies conducted between 2004 and 2006 – a blame later laid off on political appointees in NASA’s press department, thus exonerating top management.

Has Motorization Peaked?

Sightline Daily

Because the onset of the reductions in the driving rates was not the result of short-term, economic changes, the 2004 maxima in the distance-driven rates have a reasonable chance of being long-term peaks as well. Interesting.

2004 94

‘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

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.

2004 70