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. 860,000 miles from earth when the footage was taken and was 200,000 miles from Earth at it’s closest approach. The resolution is 4 meters per pixel and is looped 5 times. Eco Videos

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Our blog has had a glitch since 2005

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Either your blog has a glitch, or you've finally established some reasonable standards for commenters. I can't log in.    I just sent this email to the Typepad help desk: I was able to log in with a comment using Internet Explorer. Those using Firefox, Chrome and Safari and able to log in the the comment box does not appear  

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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. The impact of dwindling oil supplies on the economy is a persuasive argument for shifting away from fossil fuels, write James Murray and David King in a Comment piece in Nature this week.

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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. The increasing influence of global warming is a major contributing factor to the growing warmth across the United States, with greenhouse gases increasing in the atmosphere daily.

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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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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.

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. According to climate scientists from NASA and the National Climatic Data Center last year’s temperatures ended in a tie with 2005 as the warmest 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.    For Ohio, that means they are already over halfway to the 30% goal

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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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Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

10,000 Birds

There are only two previous records, one from the Christmas Bird Count in 1991 and one from November of 2005, when I didn’t live in Queens and had just gotten into birding.

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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?  With a B ??  Who keeps track of that number?

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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.

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When Birds Are Near: Dispatches From Contemporary Writers

10,000 Birds

” This lengthy essay was originally published in The New Yorker (“in somewhat different form,” as the “Credits” section says) in 2005 and can also be found in Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History (FSG, 2010). There are owls in New York City.

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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.

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.,

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"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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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.

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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."  "  Scientometrics  98, no. 1 (2014): 185-196.  Here is the abstract: Citation time series are not easy to compile from the most popular databases.

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Ancient Date Palm That Lived 2000 Years Ago Bears Fruit Again

Green Prophet

In 2005, date pits excavated from the Masada fortress were revived almost miraculously by Professor Elaine Solowey of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

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Birds of Chile – A Photo Guide

10,000 Birds

Schmitt is a lecturer on Ponant Antarctic cruises who lived in Chile from 2005 to 2015, and helped develop the eBird online birding tool for Chile and the rest of South America. If you want to write a bird guide, you should have guided people yourself.

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"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.

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Scott Weidensaul is a prolific writer of articles and books; his titles include Return to Wild America (2005), Of A Feather (2007), Peterson Guide to Owls (2015), and his first book on migration, Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds ( 1999).

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. He’s not a farmer, but Stephen Ritz said he and his students have grown more than 30,000 pounds of vegetables over the last eight years. The longtime teacher and founder of the non-profit Green Bronx Machine is determined to change the lives of disadvantaged students, one garden at a time. “I’m

Palm Oil and Deforestation: A Real Threat for Orangutans


And at least 50 percent of all deforestation between 2005 and 2015 was related to oil palm development [10]. Orangutans are great apes with fine reddish hair and large brown eyes who literally hang out in the trees in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia.

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"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.

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 ?

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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. The most graphic photos are enough to make the weak of stomach lose his or her lunch.

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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!): We can no longer afford to ignore our responsibility to future generations to address climate change before it is irreversible.

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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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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).

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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.

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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

This book is the story of his search for his grail and what he does with it and why, a quest that took place from 2005 to 2010 in the Russian province of Primorye. How when he needed a dissertation topic in 2005 (studying at the University of Minnesota), it was either Hooded Crane or Blakiston’s Fish Owl, both iconic birds of the area.

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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.

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.

30 Best Bike Brands for 2021


Just as it is with other innovative bike brands, Sixthreezero was created in 2005 by a group of friends and cycling enthusiasts. Cycling is loved all around the world and is considered to be one of the best outdoor activities to indulge in.

"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

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