2020

Mnuchin vs. Thunberg vs. Neoclassical Economics

Environmental Economics

Last week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insulted climate activist and Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg by claiming that she shouldn't talk about climate policy before studying economics and college. 

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ARS long-reach pruner ? Product review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The ARS-160-0.6 long-reach pruner is a cut and hold snipper, ideally suited for pruning of roses, for instance, but also for other tasks, including harvesting certain crops.

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San Francisco area: an organic ranch with a storied past

Green Traveler Guides

| Lovely, Rustic Luxury | In Marin County’s tiny Marshall, little more than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Straus Home Ranch is not just an unforgettable vacation rental and event venue.

Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History

Nature Conservancy - Science

The myths and natural history behind the holiday mistletoe tradition. The post Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Natural History Plants

2020 114

Electric roads get real in Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

. This is what an electric road looks like. It means fewer charges for your EV. . Tel Aviv is about to ride down Electric Avenue.

2020 114

All for WON and WON for All!

The Green Samaritan

All for WON and WON for all! How about a win for us all? As we face re-opening phases, a good friend of mine along with her 16 year old daughter and 20 year old son came up with the idea and this. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2020 141

First Time Electric Car Owner? Here’s How to Adapt!

Green Living Guy

Okay, you took the plunge and now you have a brand new electric vehicle. Maybe it’s a Tesla, maybe the new Mercedes crossover, or maybe you went with the big boys, and you splurged on the cool looking Porche Taycan. The brand doesn’t matter, all that it’s important to you.

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Key Facts on Food Waste You Should Know!

Greentumble

Something is rotten in today’s society – literally rotten. It is the perfectly good food we waste each day at different parts of our food system.

2020 81

Thanks for wearing a mask today!

Environmental Economics

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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 164

Price Gouging during the Pandemic

Environmental Economics

The global coronavirus pandemic is an emergency.    Whenever there is an emergency (think hurricanes, earthquakes), there are accusations of price gouging. 

2020 164

Bicycle servicing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I don't want to put anyone out of business but I cannot understand this thing about bicycle servicing. Some people seem to believe that their bicycle needs an annual service – from a specialist – just like their car does and often it is also being touted in such a way.

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First Brazilian supermarket where customers can exchange recyclable waste for food open

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the Brazilian state of Acre the first supermarket opened its doors where it is possible for customers to exchange recyclables for food.

2020 219

An Overlooked Threat to Freshwater Fisheries? Bowfishing

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bowfishing is often unregulated and unstudied. And that could be a big problem for native fish. The post An Overlooked Threat to Freshwater Fisheries? Bowfishing appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries Conservation Science Fish Fisheries

Ancient Roman Facial Cream Found In London Excavation

Green Prophet

It was touching to see a picture of the finger imprints in the pot – fingers that scooped facial cream out of it 2000 years ago. You wonder, was the owner a wealthy woman with servants to dress her, and fix her hair? Maybe a high-class prostitute?

2020 114

Product Review

The Green Samaritan

As far as products and reviews, we were impressed with how Nordgreen spends their time and efforts on the watches they offer and the positive steps they are taking in terms of sustainability. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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How Solar Energy Actually Saves Money

Green Living Guy

Over the past couple of years, when it comes to different sources of energy, solar energy has certainly become the hottest topic. It is a clean form of energy and the most abundant energy source that is accessible to the human population. Still, what stops many from utilizing it?

Review of ‘A Small Farm Future’ by Chris Smaje

Low Impact

Industrial agriculture and giant monoculture farms dominate our food sector. But does it have to be that way? Could and should we build a new kind of food system based on small farms?

2020 111

5 Ideas to Green up Your City

Greentumble

Urban sprawl produces some of the greatest local extinction rates, frequently eliminates a significant portion of native species, and causes severe habitat loss.

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Growing your own food wherever possible

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What the COVID-19 pandemic should have shown us that we cannot rely on the capitalist market system to guarantee us a steady supply of the groceries that we need and thus it is important that we, once again, groin for victory, so to speak.

2020 219

The bee has been declared the most important living being on the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Following a meeting at the Royal Geographical Society in London, United Kingdom the Earthwatch Institute declared bees the most important living beings on this Planet, however, according to wildlife experts & scientists many bees have joined the long list of Endangered species.

2020 218

Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train: (4) My treatment of the weighted WTP is biased in favor of the DMT (2015) result/conclusion

Environmental Economics

DMT (2020) draw attention to my treatment of the weighted WTP estimates. The regression model for the second scenario has a negative sign for the constant and a positive sign for the slope.

2020 141

There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people, and, apparently, even most governments, seem to think that all that is needed to create a woodland is to stick some trees in the ground and the rest will do itself. Alas, that is a fallacy.

Water now a traded commodity

Green (Living) Review

WATER HAS BECOME A COMMODITY LIKE OIL OR GOLD: Now water is traded on the stock exchange Since the beginning of the week, water has been traded on the Chicago Stock Exchange for the first time.

2020 208

A Lifelong Love of Field Guides

Nature Conservancy - Science

A celebration of field guides, the little books that changed the way we interact with nature. From the Field Birds Mammal Watching Our Nature Reads Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

2020 114

Vitamin D-deficient Patients Twice As Likely To Develop Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Green Prophet

A new study released by Northwestern University concludes that vitamin D may be an essential weapon to protect yourself from the coronavirus. According to researchers, lower vitamin D levels significantly increase the likelihood that an infected person will develop severe symptoms and complications.

2020 114

Wisdom

The Green Samaritan

Sometime, it seems, there so much noise on the news and social media that you just need to take a quiet moment wherever you can to listen for what rings true for you. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2020 130

How to Cultivate Environmental Awareness in Schools

Green Living Guy

Environmental awareness is essential now. Look folks, the planet is consistently sending cries for help. It’s warning people of their wrongdoings.

2020 82

What post-Covid communities could look like, if enough of us want it

Low Impact

Here’s a little story for anyone who’s noticed that things aren’t going too well in our communities. Small businesses are going under, unemployment is on the rise and money’s becoming scarce.

2020 110

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

The world has a crippling dependence on fossil fuels and this dependence on coal, oil and natural gas is one of the largest causes to arguably the biggest problem facing earth today: climate change.

E-bikes vs. standard bicycles

Green (Living) Review

2020 214

Contiguous cover forestry

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people will immediately think, and that is what the promoters want everyone to think, of nice woodlands with great biodiversity but, alas, the story often is very much a different one.

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 141

Is global travel history after COVID-19?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might spell the end of global travel as we have known it for quite some time now, jetting from one side of the world to the other.

2020 207

Reply to "Reply to Whitehead" by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (the correction)

Environmental Economics

As described in the introduction of my (draft) "Reply to 'Reply to Whitehead'" , I suspect that I have used the incorrect confidence intervals when analyzing the Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) data.

2020 141

The Best Nature Documentaries On TV Now

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bring the outdoors inside with these great nature documentaries. Wildlife Endangered Species Our Nature Reads

2020 114

Cannabis tested in Israeli hospital to fight corona

Green Prophet

Raphael Mechoulam, discoverer of THC, CBD in medicinal cannabis. Cannabis can cure pain, but it also shows powerful effects against viruses. . Israel is a medical cannabis powerhouse.

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