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


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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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.

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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2010 ended as the warmest year on record

Green Blog

A new analysis from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies shows that 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record, and was part of the warmest decade on record. Global Warming 2005 2010 climate change David Easterling James Hansen NASA National Climatic Data Center

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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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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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Aging a thrush.

10,000 Birds

A completely leucistic thrush had been recorded in the park in July 2005 and the observation had been written up in a far more formal style than you are likely to see from this blogger. noted that the bird from 2005 was to be found in a small area with a few conspecifics.

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The Quote I want to Build my Relationship Around.

Elephant Journal

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Waylon Lewis & Friends (@walkthetalkshow) on Jan 26, 2019 at 6:16am PST Yours, Mine and Ours is high on my list of favorite movies—the 1968 version, not that nonsense from 2005. Starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, the movie follows the real life love […]. Eleditor Articles Family Love

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"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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"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 160

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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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.

"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.

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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 138

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 155

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.

2011 215

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 158

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.

Online classes – a much better Learning expertise

Elephant Journal

There were over four million students furthering their education through the utilization of online classes in 2005 which range has been growing by thirtieth each year since. However, this still represents solely tenth of all of the scholars taking part in pedagogy. A minority as compared, however still a big range to reckon with. Several […].

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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.

"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.

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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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.

2015 153

Conclusion: Canadians don't know how markets are supposed to work

Environmental Economics

Melancthon, located about 100 kilometres northwest of Toronto, is home to one of Ontario’s first and largest wind farms; 133 wind turbines were erected between 2005 and 2008. Published in a recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics , the study is believed the first peer-reviewed study on this issue in Canada.

2014 160

Music Monday: Caravan Palace

Wend Magazine

The band formed in 2005, when Vial, Payen and Delaporte were hired to compose music for a French silent pornographic film. This Music Monday’s feature is the Paris-based French Electroswing / Gypsy Jazz group Caravan Palace.

2013 191

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

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.

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World


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

A Corny Gas Post

Environmental Economics

Congress required refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline in laws passed in 2005 and 2007, which were intended to spur the production of renewable fuels and reduce U.S.

Reindeer moon

Environmental Economics

Here is a 2005 reindeer economics post : From the WSJ's  Evening Wrap : How much is one of Santa's reindeer worth? Hat tip: Comics Curmudgeon (follow the links and look for the moon synonym).

2013 170

"Can we finally get the ethanol mandate monkey off of our backs?"

Environmental Economics

Drought, extreme weather, and other factors combine to increase corn prices, and one of those factors is the federal ethanol mandate/renewable fuels requirement implemented over 20 years ago (as an oxygenate requirement) and extended in 2005. Lynne Kiesling: This summer, corn prices are high.

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?

2012 196

Beastly Hiker Sets PCT Speed Record

Wend Magazine

Her time of 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes beat out the previous record, set by Andrew Thompson in 2005, of 47 days, 13 hours and 31 minutes.

2011 257

I find it somewhat ironic that our oil reserves outlasted the "Peak Oilers'" blog

Environmental Economics

The Oil Drum (TOD) was an internet energy phenomenon that ran for over eight years from April 2005 to September 2013. Geez, now who are we going to use as strawmen in the Peak Oil debate?

2013 170

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.” ” ( Pllllease download the app at the bottom of this blog, or one like it. Child slavery has no […].

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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 ?

2011 122

Happy hurricane season ya'll

Environmental Economics

This is from an old (2005) Numbers Guy post on hurricane forecasts (the good ol' days when the numbers guy was a guy): But my examination of forecasters' records over the past six years -- the period in which all four groups have been publicizing their predictions before the hurricane season begins -- shows that none do much better than a simple five-year average, a number that can be derived without expertise in climatology or statistics (more on this in a moment).

2014 153

I've been submitting misleading data to RePEc for years

Environmental Economics

The controversy centers on an innovation-management program that the professor, Michael Song, founded in 2005 and led until last year. And still, my rankings go nowhere: The professor at the heart of a  rankings scandal  at the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management has resigned,  The Kansas City Star  reported.

2015 138

Economic impact of climate change: 25% snark

Environmental Economics

That’s for a plan to reduce GHG emissions 40 percent from their 2005 level, so it’s for real action. Krugman (with the snark deleted and one [substitution]): The U.S. Chamber of Commerce just came out with its [study of] Obama administration regulations on power plants. the Chamber wanted to. the economic impact of the regulations. And I was eager to see. the numbers. The Chamber. outsourced the analysis. found.