2018

Luxexcel adds 3D printed prescription lenses to Vuzix AR headsets

Environmental Economics

Ophthalmic lens manufacturer Luxexcel has teamed up with augmented reality (AR) headset and eyewear company Vuzix to produce a range of 3D printed prescription lenses. The prescription inserts are designed especially for the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses, and will be launched at CES Las Vegas 2018. The development of smart ophthalmic lenses Unlike the standard […].

2018 218

Forest bathing in Green Wine Country

Green Traveler Guides

| No Soap, No Stress | We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed. So, when our GTG team learned of a special 2018 Earth Day event promising to slow our pulse rates by connecting us directly with the land via a time-honored […]. All California Green Wine Country North America Sonoma United States forest bathing forest therapy green wine tourism Red Car Vineyards shinrin-yoku

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Huskup – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reusable and plastic free, Huskup brings takeaway coffee back down to earth Durable, biodegradable and entirely free from plastic, Huskup is tackling the UK’s disposable culture one flat white at a time with a brand new reusable coffee cup made from rice husks.

2018 155

Plastic Free July and Declare Your Independence!

The Green Samaritan

So as you are walking along the beach this 4th of July week, think about going a step further by joining the Plastic Free July challenge and pledging to give up a little bit or all of single use. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 135

Why You’re Seeing More Hawks at Your Birdfeeder

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hawks are reclaiming the city. A new study examines the factors most influencing this recolonization. Birds & Birding Citizen Science Wildlife Birds Conservation Science Urban Conservation

2018 88

Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment

Greentumble

Plastic bags cause many negative effects for. us and the environment. We use plastic bags out of convenience and ignorance of their seriously negative consequences. Plastic waste affects all types of biomes and organisms. . These consequences can be seen all over the world and are a multinational, worldwide issue that must be addressed. Plastic bags continually cause harm to natural environments from the beginning to the end of their life cycle. The energy intensive plastic bag production.

2018 87

How Clay Jugs Make Polluted Water Safe

Green Prophet

Cool, fresh drinking water. Westerners turn the faucet on and take it for granted that good water will flow out, but in many countries fresh water is a treasure, gained by hard work. In rural villages all over the globe, people – usually women and children – fill buckets and jerry cans from a communal faucet or from a natural source that may be over an hour’s walk away. But the water obtained may not be safe to drink.

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5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Help Protect the Planet

Living Green Technology

While many established corporations have taken the lead in going green, small businesses tend to focus more on growth—especially when they’re first starting out. But the benefits of going green relate to more than just making the environment better; they also contribute significantly to business growth. Studies show that many talented individuals want to work for businesses that put purpose before profit.

2018 64

Hope for a World in Crisis

Environmental News Network

An Introduction to A New Reality by Jonas and Jonathan Salk. The shape of the world population growth curve provides a perspective for understanding our current social, political, and economic turmoil. It indicates the necessity of moving forward to a future of sustainability, interdependence, and balance with the environment. World Population Growth.

2018 57

There is no longer an Environmental Economics Advisory Committee at the EPA

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear colleagues, I want to inform you of recent decisions regarding standing committees under the auspices of the Science Advisory Board (SAB).      On the recommendation of the SAB Staff Office, the SAB, unanimously agreed, at our 5/31/18 administrative meeting, to retire three of our current seven standing committees.

2018 183

Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

Environmental Economics

  I am glad to have gotten an invitation from John to guest-blog here.    I am an Associate Professor of economics at the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University. My research on environmental economics is in solar geoengineering , health effects of air pollution and climate change , behavioral economics , and some other stuff.    I teach environmental economics at the undergraduate and PhD level.

2018 162

7 great Philippines eco-travel destinations

Green Traveler Guides

| Go Green or Don’t Go | With today’s ease of travel comes staggering environmental problems, particularly in the Earth’s underdeveloped but most beautiful destinations. Case in point: The Philippines. That island nation cannot easily cope with its new-found popularity, and some of its most popular places are at risk of being destroyed forever. The […].

Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam, perpetrated by big business on the citizens and municipalities to make us all feel good about single use packaging. It won't save the planet. We blame ourselves, or consumers are getting blamed, that's you and me, by government, for not recycling more plastics, and yet our efforts are like “hammering a nail to halt a falling skyscraper.” It is time we got to the root of the problem.

2018 144

Pick Me Up Instead!

The Green Samaritan

It’s beach time and if you are one to take long strolls along the water, it’s highly likely you will encounter all kinds of trash littering even the most pristine and priciest of. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 109

Bet You Can’t Name the World’s Fastest Mammal

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s not what you think. Hint: It’s related to Halloween. Wildlife Bats Weird Nature

2018 87

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation

Greentumble

Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home. Nearly one third of people in the world depend directly on forests for their livelihoods [1]. Trees help regulate the climate, filter water through their root system, capture dust particles and pollutants from the air and stabilize soils against erosion.

2018 87

The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

Green Prophet

On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking. initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors. with funders around the world. IsDB Innovate is an initiative of 8 crowdfunding platforms — one global hub, and seven regional. platforms. This is the first time a global development organization has launched multiple. crowdfunding platforms in multiple jurisdictions.

2018 81

Lost in the Tweetstorm: The Truth About Climate Doesn’t Change with the Weather

Cool Green Science

News coverage across the United States this week has focused on the intense winter storm or “ bomb cyclone ” that brought snow, ice, hurricane force winds and bitter arctic air to the U.S. east coast. The storm’s blast of frigid air reached as far south as Florida, cold-stunning iguanas that reportedly dropped unconscious from trees.

2018 65

Upcoming Living Green Technology Electronics Recycling Events in Seattle

Living Green Technology

Living Green Technology has some great Seattle electronics recycling events coming up this spring! We will be hosting these events in partnership with a variety of local organizations, ranging from local churches to hotels. These events are 100% free for the public to participate in and are a great way for you to get rid of any electronics that you no longer need. Click here to see a full list of electronics that we will recycle for you.

2018 61

Krugman on renewables

Environmental Economics

I'm not sure I'm as optimistic as Krugman but the attempt to reduce the use of from renewable energy is likely a huge mistake (in terms of dynamic efficiency): Not that long ago, calls for a move to wind and solar power were widely perceived as impractical if not hippie-dippy silly.

2018 149

"An Oath for Scientists"

Environmental Economics

I swear that I will, according to my ability and judgment, protect the credibility of science by carrying out this oath and this indenture.

2018 145

Paying people to live in rural areas

Environmental Economics

My state, Georgia, has created a Rural Development Council to address the issues facing rural Georgia.    (For instance, access to health care is pretty bad.).

2018 142

Planning and traveling to an eco wedding abroad

Green Traveler Guides

| Say ‘I Do’ to Green | Destination weddings are still trending—big-time. For Americans, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hawaii and South Florida are among the most popular options, but untold thousands of couples are also opting to have their wedding where passports are required. It’s not really hard to understand why. It can be […]. Community Green Weddings Xtras green weddings traveling abroad for wedding

2018 100

DIY gardening apron from an old pair of jeans

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron. Almost costs nothing and should give a long service, especially if sharp tools are put into the pockets in pocket protectors, made from old leather or plastic lotion bottles. gardening gardening hacks green living upcycling

2018 116

A Slow Thought for Another Fast Year Ahead

The Green Samaritan

Another year is here and no sooner than holiday decorations are put away, signs of the next “pre-fab holiday” are right in our face. Let’s take a breath, be mindful and appreciate. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 109

This Bird Predicts Hurricanes Better Than Meteorologists

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research shows that the veery, a migrating thrush, can predict the severity of hurricane season months in advance. Birds & Birding Ideas Wildlife Birding Birds Nature Pop

2018 88

Biodegradable vs Compostable Plastic Bags: What’s the difference?

Greentumble

As we know the earth has a serious problem. with the huge amounts of plastic being used and produced. Each year the problem only gets worse. Plastic bags are a major driving force in this problem, with over 5 trillion plastic bags being used yearly and almost all of those being discarded after a single use. Reducing plastic bag usage has been at the forefront of the agenda for many environmental groups and government organizations.

2018 79

NYC dance company commemorates Dance or Die hero

Green Prophet

We told the story to readers of Ahmad Joudeh over two years ago. We shared how, in the middle of the Syrian crisis, despite danger and dire straits, he continued to dance and teach dance to his young students. With a special interest in the Middle East, after studying Arabic and also t eaching dance to underprivileged children in Jordan , I was touched when I learned about Joudeh.

2018 76

Not All Bioenergy is Carbon Neutral

Cool Green Science

Earlier this month the EPA released a policy paper that declared forest biomass a carbon neutral source of energy. Under the right circumstance, that can be true. The trouble is, a blanket policy that treats every burned limb and leaf as carbon neutral—without regard to science—won’t suffice.

2018 63

Recycling mistakes you may be making

Living Green Technology

How well do you think you recycle—and how well do you actually recycle? For many people there’s a disconnect between the two. They think they’re doing a lot, but in actuality they could be doing so much better. For example, have you ever just thrown a cardboard box into the recycling bin because, well, it can be recycled right? Well of course it can—but you could be doing so much better just by taking a few seconds and breaking the box down.

2018 60

Thank you EU, I guess this means more cheap whiskey for me.oh, and there's an economic lesson in here too.

Environmental Economics

Don't take this as support for tariffs, my inner economist is strongly opposed to tariffs on economic efficiency grounds, but my inner hillbilly is slightly happy that an EU tariff on American whiskey is likely to lower U.S. whiskey prices (at least in the short run).    Life can't be all beer. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey prices will rise in the European Union (EU) due to the member countries’ new 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. whiskey. Brown-Forman Corp.

2018 140

Call for papers: AERE @ the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

Environmental Economics

The Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings will be held November 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.: link]. Submit your abstract for presentation in an AERE session at the 2018 SEA here: [link]. You will be asked to enter relevant author information and upload a pdf document with your paper's title, author names and an abstract of no more than 1,000 words. Authors may submit more than one abstract. Abstracts are due March 15. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by March 30.

2018 138

Climate change book reviews: do nothing, do a little, do a lot (or just drink beer?)

Environmental Economics

2018 136

A critique of CBA from the 90s

Environmental Economics

I've just read Elizabeth Anderson 's critique of the use of cost-benefit analysis in environmental and workplace safety policy.    (It was written in 1995, so I'm a little behind.)    It appears in chapter 9 of her book Value in Ethics and Economics and is reprinted in the anthology Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. It's a good read for those who estimate the value of a statistical life of the willingness to pay for improvements in air quality. 

2018 135

Take back the tap

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Take back the tap: Let's put and end to the big business fraud of bottled water Corporations like Nestlé are wasting your money, and not just Nestlé. All bottled water is a scam and to a great extent the water actually comes from the same source that you have in the kitchen, the faucet, the tap.

2018 112

Falling for Cinnamon – Healthy Home Uses to get Ready for the Season

The Green Samaritan

Cooler weather, falling leaves and shorter daylight hours are on the way. This means warm and healthy soups, slow cooker recipes, pumpkins, apple cider and cinnamon around our home. Cinnamon can be a. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2018 100

Why are Yellowstone’s Swans Disappearing?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Yellowstone, the place that saved trumpeter swans, is now losing them. Birds & Birding Climate Change From the Field Wildlife Birds Climate Nature + People Restoration

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