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In Memoriam

10,000 Birds

I wasn’t ready to talk about this last week – and besides, last week’s post was mostly written a few weeks ago, before life got in the way of publishing it until then.

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Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (2) What is the effect of negative WTP?

Environmental Economics

When dichotomous choice CVM data is of low quality, the measure of central tendancy is sensitive to assumptions. As I showed in a paper presented earlier this year (Landry and Whitehed 2020), with the highest quality data it makes no difference the WTP estimator that is used.

2020 130

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It Rained Cannabis In Tel Aviv Today VIDEO

Green Prophet

Some of the packets that rained down from the drone. Like manna from heaven. Hundreds of 2-gram bags containing marijuana dropped out of the sky over Rabin Square, for the comfort and delight of the population enduring pandemic times.

2020 87

Eat, Prey, Love: Fast Facts on the Remarkable Praying Mantis

Nature Conservancy - Science

Now is a great time to encounter this common backyard predator. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Urban Conservation

2020 83

The Trials and Triumphs of an Odyssey for a Nemesis Bird

10,000 Birds

Most birders know what a nemesis bird is and, most of all, what that truly means.

2020 212

Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (1) Is the log-linear model meaningless?

Environmental Economics

When dichotomous choice CVM data has a negative WTP problem, one of the standard corrections is to estimate a log-linear model and present the median WTP. With many estimated log-linear models the mean WTP is undefined.

2020 130

Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Costs

Green Prophet

Maybe you heal with mushrooms, or food and avoid conventional medicine. But sometimes you might have no choice. Here is a guide to help. The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people rethink their health plans. People who are close to retirement age are enjoying Medicare benefits.

2020 82

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The Bird Way: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

One good thing about birding during a pandemic–the forced restrictions on place and time translate into more time to observe what birds do.

2020 205

The Information Value of Pigouvian Pricing

Environmental Economics

I recently read an article in the journal Economics and Philosophy , written by Lisa Herzog , which has nothing whatsoever to do with environmental economics but nonetheless I think has interesting implications for it and for Pigouvian pricing in particular.  

2020 130

Plants going extinct faster than we thought

Green Prophet

A fern tendril unfurling. Plants: They seem more resilient than we are. And there are so many wild places in the world that they can take over. But a new study reveals that along with large mammals, amphibian and creatures of the sea, plants are going extinct faster than we thought possible.

2020 81

Best Ways to Make Great Money at Home

Eco Friendly Daily

Figuring out how to make money from home isn’t simple. Some folks think about things they can make at home, like jewelry, but the chances of making reliable income are not high. The following are a few ways you can make money you can rely on. Data Entry.

2020 52

Flight of the Ibis

10,000 Birds

Last weekend I ended up spending some time with a few Glossy Ibises at a nearby wetland here on Trinidad and it got me thinking about some of the other ibis species I’ve managed to see. Glossies are rare here but have been turning up with increasing regularity over the recent past.

2020 194

Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: Are the DMT (2015) data problems typical in other CVM studies?

Environmental Economics

In Whitehead (2020) I describe the problems in the DMT (2015) data. It is full of non-monotonicities, flat portions of bid curves and fat tails. A non-monotonicity is when the percentage of respondents in favor of a policy increases when the cost increases.

2020 130

Is your bank funding fires in the Amazon?

Green Prophet

The list of banks supporting damaging practices to the Amazon include Banco do Brasil, Rabobank, and JPMorgan Chase.

2020 73

A Weekend Guide to Amsterdam

Eco Friendly Daily

Let’s face it – there are few places that hold greater allure when it comes to a weekend city-break than Amsterdam.

2020 52

Pied Oystercatcher chick-cautiously optimistic

10,000 Birds

The one surviving Pied Oystercatcher chick that I introduced you to four weeks ago continues to thrive. Although it is stood alone in the header photo it has its parents very close by. They will warn it of any dangers both vocally and flying at any threat.

2020 167

Nanhui, Shanghai in August

10,000 Birds

August is a bit of a transition month – from the summer lull at the beginning of the month to the first shorebird migrants a bit later, and the very first migrating passerines at the end of the month.

2020 153

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2020?

10,000 Birds

If you were betting on the most beautiful weekend of the year, you could do worse than put money on the one we’re heading into. Early September tends to provide a tremendously pleasant backdrop to early avian migration. And many Americans will be enjoying a three-day weekend.

2020 149

Scenes From a Sort-of Lake

10,000 Birds

If you are like me, it is likely that you usually have a target species or two for each of your outings. My targets for last week’s trip to Lake Cuitzeo, 30 miles north of Morelia, were Baird’s Sandpipers and Wilson’s Phalaropes.

2020 146

Oxford data study: 90% of electricity companies are blocking investment in renewables

Green Prophet

We all want renewables, but the companies controlling our power, many of them government-owned are in fact maintaining and investing in polluting energy like coal. Want your city, region and country to stand for something better?

2020 71

Why Dubai’s man-made islands are still empty

Green Prophet

Dubai overspent and the real estate market crashed. A series of man-made mega projects are in danger of collapse and are now pretty much abandoned. Environmental concerns, stagnant ponds, and migrant worker rights. . The visions envisioned by the architects went up in a puff of sand. .

2020 59

Going back to playing like we are carbon superheroes 

Green Prophet

We all need to take stock of what we are contributing in carbon. Years ago when the beginnings of the “woke” generation started to feel an imperative towards saving something, like the planet, there was a huge trend for anything anywhere to offset their carbon. Coldplay did.

2020 54

Simple Steps to a Grocery Budget With Postmates Promo Codes

Eco Friendly Daily

Are you looking for some ways to reduce your grocery budget? If you are like most people, the grocery store is a source of endless shopping. After you pay for the produce, you have to pay for the clothing, then you have to pay for the meat and the dairy products.

2020 52

A new energy future fueled by Emirati and Israeli peace

Green Prophet

Experts talk about the opportunities in energy, water, and a great big amount of peace for the world through the UAE-Israel alliance, brokered by the US.

2020 103