Make A Change: Launching An Environmental Protection Business

Green Prophet

In the US alone, there are 15,000 registered non-profit environmental and animal welfare businesses. Launching an environmental protection business is rewarding, yet sometimes challenging.

Graphic of the Day: Wither Environmental Protection?

Environmental Economics

and here's the graphical version (from FiveThirtyEight ) of the Washington Post story on the proposed budgetary demise of environmental protection :  

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For your syllabi: "Thirty Years of Economics at the Environmental Protection Agency"

Environmental Economics

From the third paragraph: I review the history of economics and its role in policymaking at EPA and provide insight into how economics has changed national environmental policy in the United States. Have economics and economists made a difference to environmental policy?   This work is not a product of the United States Government or the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the author is not doing this work in any governmental capacity. 

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"Why a minor change to how EPA makes rules could radically reduce environmental protection"

Environmental Economics

On June 7, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed changing the agency’s approach to this process in ways that sound sensible, but in fact are a radical departure from how government agencies have operated for decades. But I see Pruitt’s proposals as an opaque effort to undermine cost-benefit analysis of environmental rules, and thus to justify rolling back regulations.

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"Environmental Policy and the Assault on Science" - Policy keynote lecture with Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama presidency

Environmental Economics

Gina McCarthy's keynote at the recent World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists has drawn rave reviews from twitter and the inbox. So, here it is in case you had to teach summer school to save money for your kid's college (like me

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West Virginians and North Carolinians Agree - It's Time for Serious Environmental Protections

Sierra Club Compass

In the wake of dangerous coal chemical and coal ash spills in their states already this year, West Virginia and North Carolina voters have gotten a wake-up call on the need for environmental and public health protections - and they know it. And 62 percent of voters say they would be more likely to support a candidate who favors "strong regulations and enforcement to protect the water, air, and health of West Virginians." "You


Green (Living) Review

March 2009 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Dr. Stephen O. Andersen (EPA Climate Protection Partnerships Division) along with coauthors Drs. Velders (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency), John S. The scientists were recognized for their landmark paper: “The Importance of the Montreal Protocol in Protecting Climate,” which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(12):4814-4819 (2007).

Awareness of the Need for Environmental Protection: A Role of Higher Education

The Green Changemakers

Adams Professor of American Literature Florida Atlantic University, USA The Individual and the Environment: Teaching Environmental Awareness in the Humanities Classroom 2 Dr. Bui Xuan An Head of Environment Dept., Environmental Management HCMC University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam Developing Environmental Training for Employees 6 Assoc. An Giang University, Vietnam Businesses and Environmental Issues 36 Ms.

Trump Administration Rewrites Foundational Environmental Protection Regulation


The Trump administration last week announced it will roll back … The post Trump Administration Rewrites Foundational Environmental Protection Regulation appeared first on Earth 911. Read more: Trump Administration Rewrites Foundational Environmental Protection Regulation. Business Eco appeared-first back business & policy earth environmental first-on-earth last-week- nepa policy / legislation pollution rewrites rewrites-foundational trump will-roll

Mysterious, possibly radioactive lake appears out of the blue in Tunisia!

Green Prophet

According to the Association for the Protection of the Chatt Essalam Oasis, there is a correlated uptick in asthma, skin disorders, cancer, and birth defects in nearby communities. Health aquifers environmental protection phosphate radioactive water water pollution Tunisia offers other-worldly landscapes, fantastical and mysterious. Did you know that four of the Star Wars movies were partially filmed in the southern part of the country ?

Create an ocean water health sensor and win $2 million

Green Prophet

Green Tech and Gadgets environmental protection ocean acidification ocean health

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Where Low Flow Water Fixtures Make Sense & Where They Might Not

The Green Samaritan

According the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indoor faucets account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water use in the United States each year. Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Where Low Flow Water Fixtures Make Sense & Where They Might Not February 28, 2011 This is a guest post by Trish Holder of Greenspiration Home.

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Benefits and costs of EPA's mercury rule

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Ask an environmental economist at the Answer Desk. She estimated the total annual cost of compliance at about $10 billion, in line with some industry estimates (although some are much higher), and the health and environmental benefits at more than $100 billion a year. Jobs created by environmental policy should be considered in the same way. the Environmental Economics blog.

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Jordan’s Enviro-Agencies Unite!

Green Prophet

Jordan’s Ministry of Social Development just approved the first coalition of the kingdom’s environmental protection societies. The voice of Jordan’s disparate nature and environmental entities is about to change, when they join up as the kingdom’s new Environmental Societies Union (ESU). Members will participate in setting national environment policy, work to raise public awareness, and seek to institutionalize the kingdom’s environmental work.

$1 Million in EPA Grants Available For Environmental Justice

Green Living Ideas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to help. The organization is currently accepting applications for [.] [ $1 Million in EPA Grants Available For Environmental Justice from Green Living Ideas ]. Environmental Protection Agency Tags: News and Events $1 Million in EPA Grants Available For Environmental Justice Environmental Issues Environmental Justice Environmental Protection Agency epa U.

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Complaint alleges continued 'war on science' at the EPA


Several scientists working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have raised concerns over disregard for scientific data by the organization

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When Tourism and Nature Collide- Protected Land Under Threat in Egypt

Green Prophet

An Egyptian real estate developer is planning to build on 650 acres of protected land near Lake Qarun. Protecting the environment and preserving important natural habitats are so far down the list of concerns for developers, that having to destroy protected reserves in the name of luxury resorts doesn’t seem like a problem at all. For More on Egypt and environmental issues see: Hassan Fathy Fan Has High Hopes for Cairo.

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New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

Green Prophet

20, Tzipi Livni’s new party, The Movement, stated that environmental reforms will be key components of their platform in the January 2013 Israeli elections. They propose passing a Basic Law for environmental protection, and a long-term blueprint for the Israeli energy market. Livni presented The Movement’s environmental agenda together with Green Movement chairman Alon Tal. Read more about Israeli politics: Environmental Platforms for Israel’s Elections.

ALEC's Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House

PR Watch

House of Representatives passed an amendment on April 18 to the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (HR 4348) that would effectively pre-empt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating coal ash, the waste from coal burning plants, as a hazardous waste. Additionally, researchers from the Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice, and Sierra Club have documented water contamination from coal ash sites in 186 locations. Skip to Main Content Area.

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Qatar Eco-Summit Spotlights Environmental Safety

Green Prophet

The forum is named “Refining the Vision: Turning Commitment into Reality” Over 350 delegates involved in HSE (health, safety and environmental) across the energy sector will advocate a pivotal shift in organizational cultures to prevent incidents such as last year’s oil spill across the Gulf of Mexico. Particular focus will be on environmentally and socially sustainable deployment of oil and gas processes.

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Caution: Hazardous Waste Leaks

Eco Friendly Daily

The drums that the waste is stored in are not fool proof, so environmental conditions as well as human handling can cause damage to the hazardous waste storage units. To determine if there is a superfund site (hazardous waste site) close to the location of your home or office, you can search the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website.

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Canada’s conservative government is gutting environment protection

Green Blog

Bill C-38 will have a particularly negative impact on environmental protections. Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, prepared this list of the environmental laws that will be repealed or changed: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act ditched. “Environmental effects” under the new CEAA will be limited to effects on fish, aquatic species under the Species at Risk Act, migratory birds. Canadian Environmental Protection Act undercut.

Jordan Steps Up Anti-Logging Efforts Over Winter

Green Prophet

Jordan has very limited amounts of green spaces including forests and so it’s understandable that they are taking such steps to protect them. Under Jordan’s environmental regulations, individuals who cut down trees without a license could face a prison sentence and are fined JD100 for each state-owned tree cut down and JD50 for each tree cut from private land. However, it’s not just the government that is concerned with protecting Jordan’s trees and forests.

New EPA Rules for Greenhouse Gases

Green Living Ideas

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released final versions of their new rules for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from what they call “stationary sources,” which includes power plants, refineries and factories. Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Clean Air Act energy use Environmental Protection Agency epa greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse gasses United States The U.S.

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New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

» New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment. That's why I'm so thankful that today the Environmental Protection Agency has announced new air quality standards for soot that will save thousands of lives and billions of dollars. The good news is that we can clean up soot and protect our health -- and our planet. This new protection is also an important step towards holding fossil fuel polluters accountable for their pollution.

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David Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from overpopulation

Green Blog

Some might object that business doesn’t have a great record of environmental protection, but Attenborough is more than willing to slather greenwash over any corporation that makes a tax deductible donation. Business & Politics big businesses David Attenborough environmental protection indigenous people Optimum Population Trust overpopulation poor people population Population Matters REDD+ rich people Third World West wildlife concerns World Land Trust

CEA submits Suggestions And Expresses Concerns On Proposed Changes To ENERGY STAR Program

Green Life Smart Life

Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Protection Agency On Jan. 19, CEA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy regarding the agencies’ recent memorandum of understanding and Enhanced Program Plan for ENERGY STAR products. Both documents propose significant administrative and program changes to ENERGY STAR.

Use Natural Products to Clean Your Home

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Housecleaning chemical cleaning products chemicals Environmental Protection Agency natural cleaning products Paint strippers

The First Earth Day – Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement

Green Living Ideas

However, American environmentalism was put on the map almost four decades ago, after the first ever Earth Day. The First Earth Day – Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement. Tags: Special Occasions Earth Day Earth Day Network Gaylord Nelson Lenin long time environmental activist oil spills The New York Times United States Environmental Protection Agency Vietnam Earth awareness has swept the face of the globe in recent years.

Need Some Color Therapy in Your Home?

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Painting Environmental Protection Agency house paint paint job

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Coalition of environmental, public health and civil rights organisations fights GOP attack on EPA

Green Blog

Supporters of clean air and water this week pushed back against a Republican Party proposal to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job to protect Americans from air pollution. It is the Environmental Protection Agency that stands in the way of their unrestrained habits that are making us sick. “There’s a reason why ‘protection’ is the EPA’s middle name,&# Brune said.

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Nature conservation efforts undermined by COVID-19 fallout

Successful Green

New research published by IUCN reveals that the pandemic has significantly impacted nature conservation around the globe, including job losses among protected area rangers, reduced anti-poaching patrols and environmental protection rollbacks.

Three Exciting Contests to Enter into this Earth Day

Green Living Ideas

Tags: News and Events Earth Day eco friendly travel contest Environmental Protection Agency travel community travel destinations

Responsibly Managing Waste on Boating Trips

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Plumbing Recreation and Outdoors Travel and Vacationing adaptive exhaust systems AirHead chemical contaminants chemical re-circulating toilets chemicals Composting dehydration end product Envirolet Environmental Protection Agency food food scraps MSD installation sanitation systems Sun-Mar toilet technology usable end product waste treating device

Sustainable Fish Choices for an Overfished Planet

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Fish and Seafood CleanFish Environmental Protection Agency Gigha Island Gigha island halibut nutritionist Texas Redfish

Don’t Shower Shorter to Stop Water Waste. Shower Better!

The Green Samaritan

Environmental Protection Agency Whether you live on the West Coast or have friends on social media that do, See the full post and more at As part of Energy Action Month, TGS welcomes this guest post by Beth Livingston, U.S. Green Living

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10 Ways to Save Water At Home

Green Living Ideas

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family wastes around 180 gallons of water a week. Water is an essential resource. While seemingly abundant, water needs to be conserved, as it is also a finite resource.

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Quote of the Day: What is the German word for 'Cluster F ?'

Environmental Economics

"Let's be clear about this, our company [Volkwagen] was dishonest with the [Environmental Protection Agency], and the California air resources board, and with all of you," Horn 9head of VOlkswagen U.S.A.] said. "In "In my German words, we have totally screwed up." " via

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The date is saved!

Environmental Economics

  This work is not a product of the United States Government or the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the author is not doing this work in any governmental capacity. From my inbox: Killer title, by the way. The views expressed are those of the author only and do not necessarily represent those of the United States or the US EPA.  

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Big-timer at the SBCA

Environmental Economics

  This work is not a product of the United States Government or the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the author is not doing this work in any governmental capacity.  While not technically "">big-timing", I was able to get an action shot of a big-time economist at an SBCA session.

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I will be sitting by the phone anxiously awaiting Governor Kasich's call

Environmental Economics

Scott Nally has resigned as director of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency after three years as head of state agency that, by design, became more business friendly. think an environmental economist with management experience and penchant for explaining the role economics can play in environmental decisions would make an ideal candidate.

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Here are the videos from the "Tips for Students and Newish Economists" AERE@SEA session, November 2018

Environmental Economics

Environmental Protection Agency. " " Appling Design Concepts to Increase the Impact of your Presentations " Jill L. Caviglia-Harris, Salisbury University. " " Adding Logic and Proof Concepts to Your Intro Courses " Christopher F. Dumas, University of North Carolina - Wilmington. " " Social Media but in a Way That's Kind of Useful " Sarah Andrea Jacobson, Williams College. "

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I'm only a week late.but still something to watch in the coming months/years/decades.

Environmental Economics

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a major case challenging Environmental Protection Agency regulations of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources like power plants. The justices declined to hear a variety of related attacks on the agency’s authority to address climate change. via

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