Video of Asteroid 2005 YU55

Sustainability Ninja

This is a six-frame movie of the 2005 YU55 asteroid that passed by Earth closer than the distance of the moon on November 8, 2011. The movie data is from radar data that was obtained on November 7, 2011 with NASA’s Goldstone Solar System Radar. The asteroid was appox.

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Our blog has had a glitch since 2005

Environmental Economics

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My guess is that the benefits of seawalls in North Carolina are.

Environmental Economics

2005 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO - SHAWN ROCCO via Here are the costs: Allowing sea walls at inlets would lift the state's ban on hardened coastal structures.

"Tipping Point " for Oil was 2005


There was a ‘tipping point’ for oil in 2005. But since 2005, production has been limited to about 75 million barrels a day, and it doesn’t seem to be possible to increase supply beyond that to respond to spikes in demand.

Chart of the Day: We're Driving Less and Less and. - Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Vehicle miles traveled per person plateaued in 2005 and then started declining dramatically in 2008. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support.

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A presidential candidate that doesn't make me even a little uncomfortable

Environmental Economics

He also served as Senior Economist for Energy and Environment on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 2005–2006. Richard G. Newell named next president of RFF: Resources for the Future (RFF) today announced the appointment of Richard G. Newell of Duke University as its next president. He will succeed current RFF president and former US congressman Phil Sharp, who will retire at the end of June after 11 years at RFF’s helm. Dr. Newell’s term begins on September 1, 2016.

I just might know an expert in estimating the value of outdoor recreation

Environmental Economics

In 2005, the Outdoor Industry Foundation commissioned the first of the economic studies to measure the industry’s heft. If you are going to calculate the economic impacts of outdoor recreation , maybe, just maybe, you might want to consult with an expert who has a book on valuation methods with chapter titles like: "Modeling the Demand for Recreation," and "Single Site Demand Estimation," and "Site Choice Models."

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"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

The latest RGGI report, which tracks the program’s impact through 2013, is full of good news: Together, the RGGI states have cut emissions by 40 percent since 2005, while their economies have grown a robust 8 percent. By 2020, emissions from the nine RGGI states are projected to be 50 percent below 2005 levels.

Wales Just Doubled Its Recycling Rates, Here’s How America Can Do It Too

Green Home Blog

According to Good Environment , Wales has more than doubled the amount of household waste the country recycles since 2005. In 2005, Wales only recycled around 23.1 percent of household waste in 2005 and it has grown at a slow rate.

Arizona Ski Resort Plans to Pump “Snow” Made of Treated Sewage Water on its Slopes

Wend Magazine

Forest Service in 2005 to begin using fake snow to create a more “consistent&# season of slope-goers. Because of local concern over the ski resort’s plans to pump sewage water on the slopes, lawsuits have reportedly stalled the full development of the pump since 2005.

How long will it be before REPeC has Bass curves for each of their registered authors?

Environmental Economics

The citation trajectories of Nobel Prize winners in economics are analyzed here from 1930 to 2005. This figure is from Bjork, Samuel, Avner Offer, and Gabriel Söderberg. "Time "Time series citation data: the Nobel Prize in economics." 

The Case For and Against Ethanol

Green Home Blog

The RFS mandates, put in place in 2005 and expanded in 2007 – both initiatives under former President George W. per bushel as compared to $2 per bushel in 2005.

Python Goes Big on Last Meal, Devours 76-Pound Deer

Wend Magazine

In 2005, a python reportedly burst after trying to consume a 6-foot alligator. Totally disgusting and yet equally fascinating images of a nearly 16-foot Burmese python dead after devouring a 76-pound deer in the Everglades have been circulating the Internet over the past couple of days.

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2014 was the hottest year in recorded history

Green Blog

Prior to 2014, the Earth''s warmest years were 2005 and 2010. It''s now official: 2014 was the warmest year in recorded history.

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The West Coast Wonder: California’s Response to Global Warming

Green Home Blog

Or, the nearly successful Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that the European Union (EU) implemented in 2005 that attempted emission regulation of power plants and large factories in 31 countries. California has always been at the forefront of progress and radical change.

All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

Sightline Daily

For example: California wants to get back to 1990 levels by 2020, New Zealand aims to reduce 5 percent below 1990 by 2020, and South Korea’s target is 4 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. China aims to reduce its carbon intensity 40-45 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

Get Involved In Your Community

Green Home Blog

A 2005 study from the University of Michigan found that older married adults showed greater health benefits from providing social support than from receiving it. 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?

US unveils historic plan to cut carbon emissions with 30 percent by 2030

Green Blog

The new proposal, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mainly targets the country’s 600 coal plants and would result in a 30 percent reduction by 2030 from carbon levels recorded in 2005. The 2005 baseline is politically important as it makes the target much easier to hit.

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See how Asia’s Aral Sea shrinks before our very eyes in these time lapse photos

Green Prophet

Aral Sea 2001: In 2005 a drought started and then cut off the flow of the Amu Darya to the Aral Sea. Kazakhstan built a dam between the upper and lower sections of the Aral Sea in 2005, but it didn’t work. We’ve killed it!

"Why Dropping the Paris Agreement May not Matter Anyways."

Environmental Economics

Our carbon emissions are already 11% below 2005 levels, or about 40% of way towards the Paris Agreement.

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A Closer Look at Tantra, Conscious Sexuality & Living Orgasmically.

Elephant Journal

My introduction to the effervescent, passionista Barbara Carrellas came as a result of attending a Tantra workshop in Philadelphia that she taught in 2004 or 2005.

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Bob Barker Donates $100k To Support Animal Rights Laws


Although the school started this program back in 2005, Barker donated the money to help support speakers and student grants.

Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

Nature Conservancy - Science

2005). Never underestimate the underdog — in sports or in ecosystems.

Climate exodus facing the Middle East

Green Prophet

Was it in the years 1986 to 2005, the average for 16 days very hot, it is more than 80 days and the end of the century to be unusually hot mid-century to more than 118 days, even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced again from 2040 is approached.

Steady state environmental policy

Environmental Economics

Even if the United States takes no explicit action to regulate greenhouse gases, emissions of carbon dioxide and other climate-altering substances will grow slowly over the next two decades, not returning to 2005 levels until 2027, according to a new projection from the Energy Information Administration, the research branch of the Energy Department. From the blog formerly known as Green, Inc.:

Sustainable Hydropower: Are Small Dams Really Better for the Environment?

Nature Conservancy - Science

2005) also illustrates the extreme naughtiness of tiny dams in the wrong place. 2005). Small hydropower dams (often defined as below 30 MW) are frequently presumed to be low impact. However, this dam, Veazie, on the Penobscot River, had a capacity of 8.4

First rule of good policy: If you're p **g everyone off, you're probably onto something*

Environmental Economics

Meanwhile, the liberal group One Ohio Now said the income-tax cuts are a poor strategy for economic growth, pointing to the state’s job-growth performance since tax cuts started in 2005. John Kasich’s tax package took body blows yesterday from the left and right of the economic philosophical spectrum. The conservative Tax Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.,

The Most Birds

10,000 Birds

The checklist is from 2005 in Nicaragua and the observer who wrote the notes, David Fraser, one of three observers named on the checklist, freely acknowledged that the number is an estimate: Actual counts difficult to do given the numbers, for the commonest species (Neotropical Cormorant; Great and Snowy Egrets, Little Blue and Green Herons, Laughing Gull, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Northern Jacana) the numbers here are estimates.

Twist & Spout – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Swiss designer Nicolas Le Moigne designed this ergonomic water pourer and won the 2005 Macef Design Award. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Here is a brilliant concept by Italian brand Vice Versa.

Saudi Peak Oil Could Affect World in 2012

Green Prophet

Total production from OPEC has essentially been flat since 2005, mostly due to the decline in Saudi production.

Censorship on Climate Change

Green Home Blog

Cabbage may want to check his dictionary, now that the news of NASA’s withholding air safety stats from as far back as 2005 has hit the media. Censorship on Climate Change.

Supreme Court’s Stay on Clean Power Plan Won’t Stop Energy Revolution

Conservancy Talk

made at the Paris climate talks in December—to reduce emissions to 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025—we need federal policy that strengthens the Clean Power Plan and puts a price on carbon, either through a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program.

We Have Some Bad News for You About Pretty Much Everywhere

Mother Jones

an instrument called a tide gauge measured 32 days of flooding; in the decade from 2005 to 2014, that jumped to 394 days. Humans are causing sea levels to rise at the fastest rate in nearly 3,000 years, according to a series of scientific reports released Monday.

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For example, according to an article in the New York Times, “Americans ate 19% less beef from 2005 to 2014”. Guest Post by Alan O’Reilly. ———————– .

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For Some Iranians Meatless Monday Isn’t a Choice

Green Prophet

Meat consumption in Iran has soared by 60 percent since 2005, according to the Omega Research Team (ORT), so the group is trying to convince locals to embrace Meatless Mondays.


IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Wend Magazine

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.

The Sagebrush Sea: The “Land In Between” Finally Gets the Spotlight

Nature Conservancy - Science

2005). Sage-grouse, in particular, are dependent on sagebrush throughout their life cycle, and thrive in large, unfragmented expanses of sagebrush (Holloran and Anderson 2005).We

Abbey inflates the costs of red imported fire ants by 5. No wonder Mark totally ignores her rhetoric. SAD!

Environmental Economics

Not totally trusting a The Nature Conservancy report I Google Scholared "red imported fire ant" + cost and found Pimentel, Zuniga and Morrison (2005). 3 (2005): 273-288 The Daily Trail: Abbey Powell is throwing numbers around like a presidential candidate… $5 Billion?

“What’s to Know About the Credibility of Empirical Economics”

Environmental Economics

uential papers in medical research (Ioannidis, 2005, 2011, 2013). Stanley in the Journal of Economic Surveys : Thirty years ago, Edward Leamer (1983) offered his trenchant critique of empirical economics “Let’s take the con out of econometrics.”

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Not to brag, but "13 out of 13"

Environmental Economics

My guess is that the percentage of regular folk who would answer correctly in 2005 (when we started this blog) is about the same, with only a small increase since 2005 Phil Miller: Here' s a short - 13 questions - economic literacy quiz produced by the Minneapolis Fed.  It's from 1998 but the questions are still relavant.  Bonus:  there's even a sports economics question.  How did you do?   How do you stack up against others ?