"And this is the year 2015? 'October 21st, 2015.' "

Environmental Economics

"We are the future"*: Funny story:  Students will sometimes (often?) come to me toward the end of a semester with some version of the question: 'Dr. Habb,' (they always either spell it or pronounce it wrong), 'Is there anything I can do to improve my grade?' ' My response is always the same: 'A flux capacitor would help.' ' I always chuckle. They don't.    *txt from my 17yo this am. (c c what I did there?).  

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Envision Festival 2015: Costa Rica’s Burning Man with an eco-twist

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Envision Festival returns to the breathtaking shores of Uvita, Costa Rica, February 26 through March 1, 2015. Central America Costa Rica Green Travel News The Americas Uvita Costa Rica Burning Man Envision Festival 2015 green music festival Michael Straus Steven Brooks sustainable music festival

2015 Env-econ tournament challenge #bracket

Environmental Economics

The 2015 Env-econ NCAA Basketball Tournament Challenge is ready to go.  I've never set one of these up before, but Tim left me holding the bag. So here we go.   To join the challenge, click here (if this isn't the correct link let me know!) or go to espn.com and click on "Tournament Challenge."  "  If you don't already have one, you will need to create an espn.com account to join. 

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Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 2015 Conference

Environmental Economics

from March 19-20, 2015. From the inbox: Dear John,   Can you please help me share the information below on the upcoming SBCA conference through the Environmental Economics blog? Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information. I am also attaching our conference and workshop flyers for your reference. The conference will feature a number of sessions on environmental issues -- please see  here  for the preliminary program.

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My top 10 albums of 2015

Environmental Economics

Based on revealed preference: Jason Isbell - Something More than Free. Revivalists - Men Amongst Mountains. Allison Moorer - Down to Believing. Rhett Miller - The Traveler. Steve Earle and the Dukes - Terraplane. My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall. Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart. Kacey Chambers - Bittersweet. Drive-By Truckers - It's Great to Be Alive! Patty Griffin - Servant of Love. What did I miss?

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Marine Resource Economics, Vol. 30, No. 3, July 2015

Environmental Economics

Perspectives. The Application of Basic Economic Principles to Real-World Fisheries Management and Regulation (pp. 235-249) Lee G. Anderson Stable URL: [link]. World Fisheries in Crisis? (pp. 251-260) Rögnvaldur Hannesson DOI: 10.1086/680443 Stable URL: [link]. Articles. Advancing Marine Policy Toward Ecosystem-Based Management by Eliciting Public Preferences (pp. 261-275) Sophal Chhun, Viktoria Kahui, Henrik Moller, and Paul Thorsnes Stable URL: [link].

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H.R. 1029, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015

Environmental Economics

The CBO doesn't think that implementing the changes propossed by this legislation would cost very much: H.R. 1029 would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make various changes related to the qualifications of members serving on the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and to expand disclosure requirements for members of the board. The SAB was established in 1978 by the Congress with a broad mandate to advise EPA on technical matters related to science.

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2015: Year of the Sheep (Ram)

The Alien Next Door

Starting February 19 th 2015, we enter the Year of the Sheep (Ram) on the Chinese calendar. Those born in the years 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015 celebrate the Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat. 2015 will nurture cooperation in faith and a belief that good will prevail. 2015 is a year to build bridges and knock down walls. More specifically it is the Yin (female) Green Wood Sheep (as with last year’s Horse).

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European summer droughts extreme since 2015

Successful Green

An international team studied the... The post European summer droughts extreme since 2015 appeared first on successful GREEN. Recent summer droughts in Europe are far more severe than anything in the past 2,100 years, according to a new study.

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Limestone Genre Expo—July 2015

The Alien Next Door

I recently attended the inaugural festival of the Limestone Genre Expo (July 25, 2015) in Kingston waterfront Kingston, Ontario. The festival gets its name from the city’s moniker, based on the many heritage buildings constructed there using local limestone. It would have been a very long trip from my digs in Nova Scotia; but I’m currently in Toronto, teaching writing at UofT and George Brown College.

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Environmental economics in the December 2015 American Economic Review: The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development

Environmental Economics

2015. "The I was able to download the article from home so the "complimentary" link below might be a holiday gift from the American Economic Association (or, are all of the AER articles free these days?): Muehlenbachs, Lucija, Elisheba Spiller, and Christopher Timmins. "The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development." " American Economic Review, 105(12): 3633-59. Abstract.

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Labour's demise in British 2015 General Election

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The reason Labour did so badly is down to at least three reasons.

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Nina Teaching SF Writing Course at George Brown College FALL 2015

The Alien Next Door

I'm back at George Brown College, teaching my 12-week long writing course on how to write science fiction. Creating Science Fiction" is now part of George Brown's Creative Writing Certificate. The 12-week course starts SEPTEMBER 22 (TUESDAY) and runs until DECEMBER 8th. Called “Creating Science Fiction”, the course runs TUESDAY nights from 6:15 to 9:15 starting September 22nd through to December 8th and costs $285.

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Nina Teaching SF Writing Course at George Brown College Spring 2015

The Alien Next Door

I''m back at George Brown College, teaching my 12-week long writing course on how to write science fiction. Creating Science Fiction" is now part of George Brown''s Creative Writing Certificate. The course starts April and runs until June-end. Called “Creating Science Fiction”, the course runs Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 9:15 starting September 17 through to December 3 and costs $278.

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World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

Green Traveler Guides

“Travel has become the world’s largest industry, exceeding a trillion-dollar annual footprint,” notes […] World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Africa Cape Verde Chile Cuba Dominica Ghana Grenada Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Palau Samoa South America The Americas Tonga Vanuatu best developing nations to visit ethical travel ethical travel 2015 Ethical Traveler

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It Gets Better: Why 2015 Feels So Different On Climate

Cool Green Science

But 2015 is giving me real optimism that things will just continue to get better for strong US climate action and leadership. Working on climate issues can get you depressed. That’s not just a cute opening line, but a peer-reviewed fact. I’ve worked on climate policy for more than 20 years. Believe me, there are times when I’ve questioned humans’ capacity to deal with such a long-term, global problem.

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Graphic of the Day: Everyone should take after Ohio State

Environmental Economics

Source: 2015 Ohio Higher Education Report

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15 Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare in 2015

Green Living Ideas

The post 15 Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare in 2015 appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Get the most updated list of the 15 best apps for carsharing and ridesharing to green your commute. Green Lifestyle carbon footprint carpool climate change greenhouse gas emissions sharing economy sustainable living

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National Unplug Day 2015: on this Sabbath, tech shall rest

Green Prophet

Is nothing sacred? Mealtime with family, meetings with the boss, dates with your sweetie are constantly interrupted by mobile phone calls, texts and tweets. At weddings and funerals, folks fumble to silence (or peek) at their chirping, beeping, music-blaring phones. And how do we manage a weekly day of rest? Enter Reboot, a Jewish non-profit based in New York, with their National Day of Unplugging , urging us to call a time-out from digital communication on March 6-7.

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The 2015 Guide to Electric Vehicles

Environmental News Network

From: Car Leasing Made Simple. Consumerism Go Green Green Energy/Transportation Green Technology Reviews Sustainability Travel Emissions Green

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SESYNC Postdoctoral Socio-Environmental Immersion Program 2015

Environmental Economics

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2015. For the 2015 postdoc cohort, the scholars will come from ecology, economics, anthropology, and sociology.

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Europe’s 8 best ‘eco’ classical music festivals this summer

Green Traveler Guides

All Austria Bergen Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Hohenems Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Norway Pays de la Meije Potsdam Schwarzenberg Thiré Bergen International Festival Dans Les Jardin De William Christie Eco classical music festivals in Europe Festival Europe 2015 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen Graffenegg Festival green classical music festivals in Europe Herrenchiemsee Festival Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Musikrestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Schubertiade

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Climate-Saving Resolutions for 2015

Green Living Ideas

From our friends at Oroeco, the top 10 climate-saving resolutions for 2015 will get your budget, your body and the planet off to a great start! The post Climate-Saving Resolutions for 2015 appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Climate Change/Global Warming carbon footprint carbon offsets climate change green technology Oroeco

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Osprey Nest Cam 2015: The Birds are Back for a Third Season

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Matt Miller, senior science writer. Greetings bird fans! Our popular wildlife reality “show” — Osprey Nest Cam — is back for its third season on Cool Green Science. The camera is once again trained on a nest in Alabama, providing a 24/7 view of the nesting ospreys. ( You can read more about the location and details of the nest on the Conservancy’s Gulf of Mexico page ).

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Green Festival San Francisco 2015 is Here!

Green Living Ideas

The post Green Festival San Francisco 2015 is Here! The Green Festival San Francisco is here again! Join one of the best events in SF this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for all you need for sustainable living. appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Business Green Inspirations Green Resources bike commute events Green Festival Green Festival San Francisco sustainable living

2015 Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award

Environmental Economics

The winner was announced at the 2015 meeting of the Southern Economic Association in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, November 22, and was awarded a plaque and a cash award. Considering the past 6 years, environmental economists win it about 50% of the time : Dr. Leah Greden Mathews of the University of North Carolina Asheville.

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Dig Israel? The complete 2015 rough guide to open archeology digs for students and tourists

Green Prophet

Israel Archeology Excavations 2015. Application deadline: January 25, 2015. Application deadline: Deadline for signup – April 1, 2015. Final payment in full is due April 15, 2015. In 2015 we will continue to clear more of the diagonal tunnel, clearing the tunnel area between the area of the water source and the bottom steps, explore futher the possibility of an external entry, and expand the restoration of the area. Application deadline: May 1, 2015.

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Quote of the Day: Big Oil admits jobs are costs

Environmental Economics

Royal Dutch Shell ( RDSB ) will slash 6,500 jobs in 2015 as part of a cost cutting drive. via money.cnn.com

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Cass Sunstein on the climate rule

Environmental Economics

Cass Sunstein (@CassSunstein) August 3, 2015 The new climate change rule makes a lot of economic sense; the cost is justified by the public health benefits alone. link].

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Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy | 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems

Environmental Economics

Call for Sessions – Due October 10, 2015. Call for Abstracts – Due November 20, 2015. Please submit your 500 word (maximum) abstract via email (address below) by November 20, 2015.  Abstracts received by the deadline will be reviewed for quality and authors notified of acceptance by December 11, 2015.  All abstracts are to be submitted no later than November 20, 2015.  This is a great conference.

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Noahpinion's too "quick guide to the econ blogosphere"

Environmental Economics

Toni Sipic (@ToniSipic) February 18, 2015 @Noahpinion for environmental econ its @john_env_econ , @tim_env_econ and @mattkahn1966.

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I didn't watch the GOP debate but I followed it on twitter @JustinWolfers

Environmental Economics

Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) November 11, 2015 If I understand the answers to this climate change question, it's that we need to pollute more.

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NatureNet Fellows 2015: Energy Tech from Clams, Rethinking Island Biogeography & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

2015 NatureNet Fellow Sanaz Vihidinia is developing completely new, highly efficient photovoltaic clean energy technologies and devices based on the light-scattering cells of giant clams, like this one found in the waters near Palau. ” The 2015 NatureNet Science Fellows and Their Projects.

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Unsustainable growth

Environmental Economics

Daniel Lin (@DLin71) January 15, 2015 At current growth rate, the cover of @tylercowen and @ATabarrok ’s textbook will soon be completely obscured by hands. pic.twitter.com/QDwUkB6xs6.

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"What do you know about the EPA" Test your knowledge". I got all five answers correct

Environmental Economics

Martin Heintzelman (@martinheintzel) November 4, 2015 Fun quiz from @dfarber - How well do you know the history of the EPA? https://t.co/tulZ9I768Z. tulZ9I768Z.

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So, you agree that it is about protecting the energy industry, not the economy?

Environmental Economics

Rupert Darwall (@RupertDarwall) June 23, 2015. You're missing the distributional effects that mean in reality a revenue neutral carbon tax won't happen @john_env_econ.  

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And now for some sports economics (contingent valuation)

Environmental Economics

2015), WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY FOR SPORTING SUCCESS OF FOOTBALL BUNDESLIGA TEAMS. From the inbox (published online October 16): This study shows that fans and people living in the region of 28 Football Bundesliga teams from all three divisions are willing to support their team financially. Survey respondents were asked for their willingness-to-pay to avoid a negative outcome (e.g., relegation) and to achieve a positive outcome (e.g., promotion).

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Only a chump makes a voluntary contribution to a public good

Environmental Economics

Whitehead (@johnwhitehead81) December 10, 2015 I just donated to @Wikipedia. Help keep it free! keepitfree https://t.co/sbQjDutWa5. sbQjDutWa5. John C.

2015 126

Environmental economics in the AER

Environmental Economics

2015. "Environmental Always a surprise: Currie, Janet, Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone, and Reed Walker. "Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings."  "  American Economic Review , 105(2): 678-709. DOI:  10.1257/aer.20121656. Abstract. Regulatory oversight of toxic emissions from industrial plants and understanding about these emissions' impacts are in their infancy.

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AERE sessions at the SEA meetings

Environmental Economics

85th Annual Meetings, November 21-23, 2015. Saturday, November 21, 2015. Sunday, November 22, 2015. Monday, November 23, 2015. Sessions for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Saturday. 8:00-9:45 AM. Session 1.A.17. Charismatic Macrofauna.   Saturday. 10:00-11:45 AM. Session 1.B.17. Public Goods.   Saturday. 1:00-2:45 PM. Session 1.C.17. Choice Experiments.   Saturday. 3:00-4:45 PM. Session 1.D.17. Climate Change.

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Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

Green Prophet

The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair. Cities Health charter against food waste food security food waste landfills Methane Milan Expo 2015Drafted by over 40 schools across seven European countries, and with advice from 50 municipal governments, it outlines concrete actions for cutting food waste from homes, supermarkets and restaurants.

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Marine Resource Economics Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2015

Environmental Economics

  Marine Resource Economics January 2015, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics January 2015, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics January 2015, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics January 2015, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics January 2015, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics January 2015, Vol.   Marine Resource Economics January 2015, Vol. Perspectives.

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Are all tax increases a bad thing?

Environmental Economics

In our survey of AERE members ( revised paper January 2015 ), 86% agree that economic incentive-based policy is better than command and control. Not necessarily. And yet, Greg Mankiw: As long-time readers of this blog know, I have long advocated greater use of Pigovian taxes, such as taxes on carbon emissions. Such  Such taxes can correct incentives by aligning private and social costs, and the revenue from such taxes can be used to reduce other, distortionary taxes.

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