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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"Tipping Point " for Oil was 2005

Celsias

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.

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Global Record Set In 2005 For Warmest September Tied

Eco Friendly Daily

However, global temperatures overall will not likely beat out the years currently on record: 2005 and 2010, according to the NOAA. But the month of September did prove to be exceptionally warm and tied the global record set in 2005 for warmest September.

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Aircraft Carrier-Sized Asteroid Narrowly Misses Earth

Sustainability Ninja

Asteroid 2005 YU55 zipped past the Earth at about 29,000 miles per hour tonight (that’s 8 miles a second) at about 6:28 p.m. 2005 YU55 is a pretty cool looking asteroid, spherical in shape and blacker than charcoal – it is called a C-type asteroid as its likely made of carbon-based materials and some silicate rock. Eco News 2005 YU55 asteroid misses earth

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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?

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In one day, Ohio is already halfway to the 30% goal

Environmental Economics

  And the baseline is almost 10 years ago (2005).  While yesterday's Presidential/EPA announcement of 30% reductions in CO2 emission by 2030 sounds like a drastic reduction, the Columbus Dispatch notes that the baseline matters. 

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World

Greentumble

Chad (2005). Eritrea (2005). Denmark (2005 = 0.25 Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping.

Bronx teacher uses gardening to inspire students to study science

Green (Living) Review

When he received some free plant bulbs in 2005, he sent his students from Walton High School out — sometimes into enemy gang territory — to beautify the neighborhoods.

"The Paris Agreement under Trump and the Merits of an Economy-Wide Carbon Tax"

Environmental Economics

Under this agreement, which officially went into force in November 2016, the United States (under President Obama’s leadership) pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26–28 percent relative to 2005 levels by 2025. Still, if we assume that EPA’s Clean Power Plan is upheld in the court system or not dismantled by the incoming Trump administration, US emissions in 2025 are projected to be only 14 percent below 2005 levels under current law.

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Is NPR making a case for the Hunger Games to reduce our carbon footprint?

Environmental Economics

Reduce number of children by one (with emissions fixed at 2005 per-capita values): 9,441. NPR asks the tricky question:  Should we think about not having kids to reduce carbon emissions ?    Here are some of the lifetime (80 year) carbon savings they report:  Increase car's fuel economy from 20 to 30 mpg: 148. Reduce miles driven from 231 to 155 per week: 147. Replace single-glazed windows with energy-efficient windows: 121.

"U.S. and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks"

Environmental Economics

As part of the agreement, Mr. Obama announced that the United States would emit 26 percent to 28 percent less carbon in 2025 than it did in 2005. That is double the pace of reduction it targeted for the period from 2005 to 2020. Another thing on my "to do" list: A climate deal between China and the United States, the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 carbon polluters, is viewed as essential to concluding a new global accord.

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In an ironic twist, a star college football player held a press conference to tout the benefits of staying in school causing hell to freeze over

Environmental Economics

F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C C (1.24°F) F) above the 20 th century average of 13.9°C C (57.0°F), C (0.07°F). This also marks the 38 th consecutive year (since 1977) that the yearly global temperature was above average.

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Die dunkle Seite des Recyclings

Green (Living) Review

Im Jahr 2005 teilte jedoch das Bundesumweltministerium mit, dass die Emissionen stark zurückgegangen seien. Recycling ist nicht die nachhaltigste Methode, um die Umwelt vor Treibhausgasen und Schadstoffen zu schützen.

2017 151

"EPA’s Clean Power Plan Blocked by Supreme Court"

Environmental Economics

The stay marks a setback for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels. RFF on the issues: On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court granted a stay blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring states to submit plans for major reductions in carbon emissions from electric power plants.

2016 122

Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

This waiver provision was greatly expanded with the REAL ID Act , which Congress passed in 2005. Ashcroft , 2005 U.S. 12, 2005).

2017 205

Australian White Ibis Survey

10,000 Birds

This bird “040″ had been banded at about 5 weeks old in 2005 and given a tag as an adult in 2008 within Centennial Park. Are you going to be in Australia this weekend? As you go about your weekend, how about helping out and counting any Australian White Ibis that you see?

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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." 

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For This Veteran-Turned-Urban Farmer, It All Started With A Lemon Tree

Green (Living) Review

Carlisle was on active duty from 2001 to 2005. A discovery of fresh, backyard-grown fruits led Kelly Carlisle to take her newfound garden knowledge to the streets of Oakland.

2016 151

"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.

2015 122

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.,

2015 116

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

Green (Living) Review

Since 2005, AguaClara, which means clear water, has helped complete 14 plants in partnership with Hondurans who planned and built the structures. What’s at stake in a world where science is marginalized?

2017 151

Designing a world that works for all

The Green Changemakers

Solutions and Strategies for Meeting the World''s Needs: 2005–2012 Labs The 2005-2012 Design Science Lab Book is now available. 39 MB) The 2005, 2006, and 2007 Design Science Labs were held at the UN and the UN International School in New York City.

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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.

2016 130

Can the Falcons Win the Super Bowl?

10,000 Birds

But don’t be surprised to see the Falcons falter just as the Cardinals did in 2009 and the Seahawks did in 2006 and the Eagles in 2005.

2017 182

This company is vying for ‘most hated corporation’ of 2015.

Elephant Journal

“Nestle promised none of their products would be made using child slavery by 2005. When the deadline was reached and it was found they did not keep their promise, they started suing companies releasing reports about it.” ” (forbes.com) Pllllease download the app at the bottom of this blog, or one like it. Child slavery has no […].

2015 63

The Growth in Oil-By-Rail in One Picture

Sightline Daily

The increase has been staggering: In 2013, US railroads moved 11 times more crude oil than all the oil moved by train from 2005 to 2009, the five-year period before oil train shipments began to increase from historical levels.

Will your city go 100% renewable?

Green (Living) Review

The United States is aiming for emissions of 26%-28% below its 2005 level in 2025. The recent joint announcement that China and the US would both commit to curbing their carbon emissions was a welcome signal that the tide is turning on international climate action.

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A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina

Environmental Economics

In order to assess a continued program, in 2005 a mail survey was used to collect data for estimating the economic benefits with the contingent valuation method. Rhodes, J. Whitehead, T. Smith and M. Denson  [link]. Published online: 11 May 2018. Abstract: Recreational saltwater anglers from the mid-Atlantic through the Gulf of Mexico commonly target red drum.

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

Eco Friendly Daily

2004 – 2005 4.7L Available in December 2005) 4.6L Lincoln Town Car (2-valve) 2004 – 2005 4.0L 2005 – 2006 5.3L 2005 2.6L 2002 – 2005 4.0L 2005 – 2006 5.6L

Big Idea: We need a New Science of Physical Economics

Green (Living) Review

Some of us, if not economists, knew something was profoundly wrong with overvalued real estate sometime around 2005 or 2006; it seemed utterly obvious. It’s time we put economics into some sort of physical scientific context that makes sense.

Why Cultural Diversity Is as Essential to Human Survival as Biological Diversity

Green (Living) Review

Fast forward to 2005 in Durban, South Africa, where some of the inhabitants of the tin-roofed shacks of the city created a blockade on Kennedy Road to protest the sale of land originally promised to the poor for building homes, but subsequently offered to a commercial developer.

A carbon tax in a congressional budget proposal?

Environmental Economics

The Energy Information Administration found that a similar proposal would result in carbon emissions reductions of 26% below 2005 levels by 2020. From the Congressional Progressive Caucus "Back to Work" Budget (I love these Hollywood titles on legislative proposals!):

2013 130

"Obama to reveal plan for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions"

Environmental Economics

Regulations will require power plants to cut emissions by 32% by 2030, in contrast to 2005 levels. It feels like Christmas Eve (but without baby Jesus): Obama administration will unveil the finalized version of its unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions on Monday. The plans will require every state to reduce emissions from existing coal-burning power plants.

"AppalCART seeks solutions to overcrowded buses, stagnant funding"

Environmental Economics

I can't really tell if they are seriously wondering how to make money from this thing: In 2005, the town of Boone committed funding so that AppalCART could provide free service for in-town routes. At that time, annual recorded trips were at 652,000, Hughes said. Fare-free service was wonderful, he said, because it “keeps things simple and keeps things moving.” But in the 11 years since then, ridership has increased to 1.8

2016 131

This is why you should never read your own blog

Environmental Economics

Matt Kahn: Over the last couple of weeks, I have been re-reading the roughly 2600 blog posts I have written since 2005.  I owe everyone an apology.  Only 15% of them are good.  Too many of the posts are self serving, and/or silly.

2013 122

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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Honda Goes Hybrid With the Acura RLX

Eco Auto Ninja

Sales of Acura cars in America peaked at 209,610 vehicles in 2005 but had dropped down to 123,299 last year. Tokyo based automakers, Honda Motors, want to increase sales for their new Acura, and they are taking the green road to reach their goals.

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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.

I haven't given you an Ash-hole update in a while

Environmental Economics

According to NASA, in 2005 there were about 400 billion trees in the world. John's Mark Trail post from earlier reminded me to post this update on the Ohio Emerald Ash Borer invasion from hell: Central Ohio has been especially hard hit by the ravages of a killer insect that has destroyed tens of thousands of majestic ash trees the last few years.

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