2017 UK General Election

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a surprise move British Prime Minster Theresa May announced on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 that she is calling a snap general election for June 8, and on Wednesday, April 19, MPs have “overwhelmingly” backed her in this.

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2017 Design Trends: Lighting

Green Furniture Home Design

2017 promises to be an exciting year in lighting design. Here’s a quick look at some of the new trends in lighting you can expect to see in 2017. Lighting 2017 lamp trends 2017 lighting trends modern lamps modern lighting trends pendant lightsDesign shifts every year in the world of interior design. Whether it be colors, materials, textures, furniture styles, flooring or lighting, new concepts and ideas are brought to the consumer every year.

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Garden Press Event 2017

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thursday, February 16, 2017 saw the 11th Garden Press Event at the Barbarian Two Exhibition Halls in the City of London. According to what I have heard the show attracted the registration of about 50% more journalists in the field compared to last year.

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Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Where will you be on August 21, 2017 when the solar eclipse passes through North America? Eclipse 2017 stands out because the path of totality cuts a wide swath through the United States and all of North America will have views of a partial eclipse. Here’s a guide to viewing opportunities, including Nature Conservancy preserves where you can catch the spectacle in beautiful surroundings.

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AERE sessions at the 2017 Southern Economic Association meetings

Environmental Economics

The conference will be held November 17-19, 2017 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Tampa, FL. The conference will conclude on Sunday, November 19, 2017.    One semi-interesting fact: The 2017 AERE/SEA meetings, with fewer overall sessions, has twice as many sessions devoted to stated preferences than the 2017 AERE Summer Meeting

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2017 Eclipse Telescope Feed [App State in Sylva, NC]

Environmental Economics

Telescope link:  [link]. Here is a link to the live commentary:  [link

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2017 Winter Meeting - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Environmental Economics

Wish me and Jane luck today: February 1. 2:15 - 5:45 p.m. Atlantic Menhaden Management Board   Submitted Public Comment   Supplemental   Welcome/Call to Order (R. Ballou). Board Consent. Approval of Agenda. Approval of Proceedings from October 2016. Public Comment. Review Socioeconomic Study of the Atlantic Menhaden Commercial Fishery (J. Harrison, J. Whitehead). Public Comment Summary of Draft Amendment 3 Public Information Document. Review Public Comment (M. Ware).

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HEINZ ENLISTS SCHOOLS FOR 2017 ‘GROW YOUR OWN’

Green (Living) Review

Heinz Tomato Ketchup is launching its ‘Grow Your Own’ promotional campaign across the UK from March 2017. New for 2017 is brand new educational programme partnering schools with the recently launched Heinz Tomato Ketchup 50% Less Sugar & Salt variant. This year (the fifth in a row the activity has run) will see more than 500,000 tomato seed packs given away to schools and consumers.

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Budget 2017: Solar industry facing devastating 800% tax increase

Green (Living) Review

Some businesses and schools that generate electricity from rooftop solar panels will have to pay rates for the first time, while others will face a massive tax rise Britain’s solar industry is facing devastation and consumers could see energy bills rise after the Chancellor Philip Hammond refused to listen to pleas to cancel a planned tax hike of up to 800 per cent on rooftop solar schemes.

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The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our reviewer picks his favorite nature books, perfect for the naturalist on your holiday list. Ideas Books Natural History Top 10

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5 smart tips for traveling green

Green Traveler Guides

Australia Sydney green travel tips for 2017 top tips for green travel 2017| Back to Basics | Listen up, class. The planet is in trouble. We love traveling, but travel is carbon intensive. So, don’t stop traveling. It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures. Just don’t give in to the temptation to ignore those sustainable habits we have at home. Have fun, sure. But don’t be part of […].

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Grab a great read AND support Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October 2017

Green (Living) Review

(PRESS RELEASE) Former football club Chair, actor and author Michael Bearcroft has announced an exciting new partnership with the charity HopeforJustice , whereby £1 from every sale of his re-released novel Dangerous Score (£9.99, New Generation Publishing) will go directly to helping combat modern slavery. Estimates suggest that over 21 million people are living in modern slavery today, with over 10,000 of those living in the UK.

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Ironhorse Vineyards: eat, drink and be green

Green Traveler Guides

All California Green Valley North America Sonoma The Americas United States earth day 2017 in Green Valley earth day 2017 in Sonoma eco-friendly Sonoma wine Green Valley sustainable wine Iron Horse Vineyards Joy Sterling Iron Horse Sonoma sustainable champagne Sonoma sustainable wineries| Earth Day, Green Valley | Most wine consumers in America now think sustainability is important when buying wine.

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National Pumpkin Sowing Day announced by Thompson & Morgan – 12th April 2017

Green (Living) Review

So we’ve decided to set April 12 th as National Pumpkin Sowing Day 2017. As sponsors of the UK’s giant pumpkin growing competition each autumn at the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth's annual event in Southampton, Thompson & Morgan is launching National Pumpkin Sowing Day on April 12 th.

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Composites Get Cool and Cooler for 2017

Green Living Ideas

The post Composites Get Cool and Cooler for 2017 appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Composite decking is popular with consumers seeking decks that have longevity while maintaining a wood-like appearance. Find our why this building material is better for your deck and better for the planet. Sponsored Posts composite decking construction Decking green home

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Composites Get Cool and Cooler for 2017

Green Living Ideas

The post Composites Get Cool and Cooler for 2017 appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Composite decking is popular with consumers seeking decks that have longevity while maintaining a wood-like appearance. Find our why this building material is better for your deck and better for the planet. Sponsored Posts composite decking construction Decking green home

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VEGAN FOOD SPECIALISTS VBITES TO UNVEIL FOUR NEW PRODUCTS AT INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND DRINK EVENT IFE 2017

Green (Living) Review

Vegan food specialists VBites will be unveiling four new additions to its range of 100% natural plant based foods at IFE 2017, the UK’s biggest food and drink trade show. You’ll find VBites Foods on stand N2430 in the Health and Wellbeing section of IFE, which takes place from March 19th to 22nd 2017 at ExCel London.

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8 Ways to Be Kinder to the Planet (And Ourselves) in 2017

Green (Living) Review

You know how every year, millions of people swear off sodas and fast food, and by the following month, they’re already off the wagon, and those resolutions are just a guilty memory? What if we skipped that part this year? What if our health, happiness, and care of the earth could be tied into the same mission this year for our New Year’s resolutions?

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Choice and opportunity cost

Environmental Economics

Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) March 19, 2017 pic.twitter.com/ykpCjV8qVo.

Do you know an editor at a top general interest journal?

Environmental Economics

" Review of Economics and Statistics, April 10, 2017 Then your publication chance is much lower: Abstract: This paper employs a unique dataset on articles, authors and editors of the top general interest journals in economics to investigate the role of social connections in the publication process. Ties between editors and authors are identified based on their academic histories.

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The idea is that the benefits of regulations are zero

Environmental Economics

From the "text of executive order on eliminating rules": (b) For fiscal year 2017, which is in progress, the heads of all agencies are directed that the total incremental cost of all new regulations, including repealed regulations, to be finalized this year shall be no greater than zero, unless otherwise required by law or consistent with advice provided in writing by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director). (c)

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Larry Summers: "Republican attacks on the official tax scorekeepers is on par with their climate change denial and support for creationism."

Environmental Economics

Summers (@LHSummers) December 4, 2017 Republican attacks on the official tax scorekeepers is on par with their climate change denial and support for creationism. Lawrence H.

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Ten Years of Select Economic Data in Graphs

Environmental Economics

A pet peeve of mine as an economist is giving too much credit to the current quarterback , er.President for [economic] wins and too much blame for [economic] losses.    To give a better picture of what's going on with the economy, here are some graphs of the past decade of select economic data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve.      I'll leave it to others to draw conclusions. 1) Median Household Income in the U.S.

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A short comment on a discrete choice experiment in the AER*

Environmental Economics

2017. "Valuing 2017). A cool new paper is the first (?) to use a discrete choice experiment in the AER: Mas, Alexandre, and Amanda Pallais. "Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements." " American Economic Review, 107(12): 3722-59. Abstract: We employ a discrete choice experiment in the employment process for a national call center to estimate the willingness to pay distribution for alternative work arrangements relative to traditional office positions.

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Portland: every day is Earth Day at Hotel Vintage

Green Traveler Guides

All North America Oregon Portland The Americas United States Earth Day 2017 Portland eco-friendly Pazzo Portland green hotel in Portland Hotel Vintage Portland Kimpton Portland Portland eco-friendly hotel Portland farm-to-table dining sustainable dining Portland| Greening in Hipsterville | We live in San Francisco (just across the Golden Gate Bridge from it, anyway), so forgive us if we feel a bit proprietary about Earth Day.

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Cool Green Science: Best of the Blog 2017

Strategy Driven

Here’s a look back at 10 of our most popular posts of 2017. For five years, Cool Green Science has been connecting you to nature, whether it’s helping you understand the birds in your backyard or reporting on the biggest conservation science challenges around the globe. Ideas Wildlife Top 10 Traveling Naturalist

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We're number x! (where 0 < x <101)

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I just wanted to give you a heads up that Environmental Economics has been featured in the  Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2017. Congratulations and keep up the awesome work with Environmental Economics!    Thanks!  

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"Find climate & EPA data at UPenn's Data Refuge Project"

Environmental Economics

Kate Cell (@ucsk8) January 25, 2017 Find #climate & EPA data at UPenn's Data Refuge Project https://t.co/gLE6XlS1J1 gLE6XlS1J1 , @internetarchive & @UofT.

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This is one of my criticisms of the Exxon & BP funded CVM critique (i.e., I'm being "incredibly unfair")

Environmental Economics

William Easterly (@bill_easterly) May 23, 2017 George Borjas response to @m_clem critique of his anti-immigration study is incredibly unfair. HT @JustinWolfers pic.twitter.com/DLhFSKzzaX.

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DeLong and Stavins on Mankiw's carbon tax (via twitter)

Environmental Economics

Brad DeLong (@delong) February 10, 2017. Stavins (@RobertStavins) February 10, 2017. — Brad DeLong (@delong) February 10, 2017. Stavins (@RobertStavins) February 11, 2017. @RobertStavins Mankiw was against revenue-neutral carbon tax in 2010 when rebates given to stranded assets via cap-&-trade. Why the switch? Greg can answer, but my take: (1) Greg likes carbon tax, not cap-and-trade; and (2) political attraction of sending checks to families. https://t.co/oH5tFovlow.

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If you hold your breath, air quality doesn't matter either

Environmental Economics

And then there's this. Citing the risk of conflicts of interest, the EPA administrator instituted  a sweeping change  to the agency’s core system of advisory panels on Tuesday, restricting membership to scientists who don’t receive EPA grants. In practice, the move represents “a major purge of independent scientists,” Terry F. Yosie, chair of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board during the Reagan administration,  told the Washington Post.

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AERE Outstanding Dissertation Award

Environmental Economics

AERE (@AereOrg) January 7, 2017 Congratulations to Dr. Casey Wichman who won the AERE Wallace E. Oates Outstanding Dissertation Award: Information and Environmental Policy.

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"Nation With Crumbling Bridges and Roads Excited to Build Giant Wall"

Environmental Economics

From the Borowitz Report: As America’s bridges, roads, and other infrastructure dangerously deteriorate from decades of neglect, there is a mounting sense of urgency that it is time to build a giant wall. Across the U.S., whose rail system is a rickety antique plagued by deadly accidents, Americans are increasingly recognizing that building a wall with Mexico, and possibly another one with Canada, should be the country’s top priority.

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"Economic Ideas You Should Forget"

Environmental Economics

pp 65-66 Date: 10 March 2017. This is a from a chapter in a book edited by Bruno Frey and David Iselin titled Economic Ideas You Should Forget :  Contingent Valuation, Willingness to Pay, and Willingness to Accept. Victor Ginsburgh. Abstract. Contingent

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Correlation vs Causation Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

  In 2017, they are the #2 and #4 party schools in the country.  I was an assistant professor at East Carolina University from 1995-2000.    I have been on the faculty at Ohio State since 2000.    Coincidence

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Don't get me started.

Environmental Economics

Whitehead (@johnwhitehead81) May 10, 2017 The referendum vs status quo version of a discrete choice experiment is no different than referendum CVM [link] — John C.

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Gas prices were $4/gallon in 2013

Environmental Economics

Teryn Norris (@TerynNorris) January 13, 2017 To appreciate challenge of decarbonizing transport, see: 16 yrs since intro, hybrids are just 2% US auto sales - and falling from 2013 peak. pic.twitter.com/aFAYIEnbtO.

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What is contingent valuation?

Environmental Economics

Russell (@ProfRussellCIE) October 20, 2017. Ngaio Hotte (@nhotte) October 21, 2017. Zawojska and Czajkowski ( J Env Econ Policy 2017 ) take it one step too far and say that referendum CVM with a scope test is DCE and not CVM Hey fisheries/econ people, is contingent valuation really on the way out? What's replacing it? Michael C. I'd be interested how @johnwhitehead81 and @tim_env_econ would answer this question.

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Catch shares slow the fisheries frenzy: Some confirmatory evidence

Environmental Economics

Guest Post by David Kaczan, Anna Birkenbach, and Marty Smith. Economists regularly turn to one famous example when making the case for property rights in fisheries: Alaskan halibut. In the early 1990s, the halibut derby was madness. At the approved moment, thousands of boats would race each other out of Alaskan harbors.

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My conservative market-based case for how to fix health insurance

Environmental Economics

I know this isn't environmental, but it's policy related, and I find the health insurance policy debate interesting, and I think market-based policy can go a long way toward solving environmental issues and health care, and just because it's not environmental hasn't stopped us from posting about it before, and it's my blog and I'll blog if I want to.

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David Weimer on Richard Thaler's Nobel Prize and benefit-cost analysis

Environmental Economics

The  2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences  recognizes Richard H. David Weimer ( Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler, Behavioral Economics, and Benefit-Cost Analysis ): Rational action lies at the heart of neoclassical economics. Sovereign consumers make choices that maximize their utilities.

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When you want environmental benefits to be zero just make them zero

Environmental Economics

Is "environmental benefit denier" a term ( Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say )? Mr. Pruitt’s efforts to undo a major water protection rule are one example of his moves to quickly and stealthily dismantle regulations.

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AERE sessions at the Midwest Economics Association

Environmental Economics

via Lea-Rachel Kosnick: Abstract submissions for the AERE sponsored sessions at the MEA meetings are due in just two weeks, on September 1, 2017.    This year, we have a fancy new submission portal through the AERE website, so you don’t have to bother with remembering my personal email any longer.    Submit your abstract here:   [link].

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