Teaching environmental economics with mini-research projects

Environmental Economics

My sophomore level environmental and resource econ course has a research component. The students are required to write an abstract suitable for submission to an undergraduate research conference.

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Environmental Appreciation – 8 Fun Facts about Algae

Hug a Tree with Me

Read, Algae – Nature’s Smallest Gift to learn more about its environmental benefits and value and visit our Environmental Appreciation page to read more about the strange and beautiful entities that make up the world we live in.

Environmental racism in Flint

Environmental Economics

This is one of those environmental issues where economics is not very helpful: If Flint were rich and mostly white, would Michigan’s state government have responded more quickly and aggressively to complaints about its lead-polluted water? For civil rights advocates, the health crisis in Flint smacks of what has become known as environmental racism. Environmental issues don't rise to the top of the agendas of Republican Governors.

Environmental Impacts of Air Pollution


Keep on reading to learn more about the full scope of the environmental impacts of air pollution that are affecting our world on the daily basis. Quick Navigation for Environmental Impacts of Air Pollution. Fresh air and clean water have been for centuries.

Environmental Appreciation- 15 Interesting Facts about Seahorses

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Environmental Awareness endangered animals environmental appreciation Found shying in-between the coral reefs and sea-grass of shallow tropical waters, seahorses are the mystical creatures of the sea that bare the uncanny resemblance to horses that walk on land.

Environmental Awareness – 10 Interesting Facts about Fungi

Hug a Tree with Me

Fungi are some of the best environmental stewards – they play a major part in the process of decompostion by breaking down cellulose compounds and other entities and releasing carbon, nitrogen and other nutrition. Environmental Awareness

Consensus among AEA members about environmental policy

Environmental Economics

From Consensus Among Economists - An Update : Three of the propositions focus on environmental policy.

Ranking environmental and resource economics journals

Environmental Economics

Here is the SJR ranking of environmental and resource economics journals with a comparison to RePEc's Recursive Impact Factor  (RIF) rank in the far right hand column: Rank. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics. Environmental and Resource Economics. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies.

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Environmental Appreciation – 10 Interesting Facts about Butterflies

Hug a Tree with Me

Environmental Awareness environmental appreciation pollinators Known to admirers as flying flowers, butterflies have the serene ability to bring smiles to saddened faces and give hope to the hopeless just by flying gracefully.

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

Environmental Economics

  The committees being retired are Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC), the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) and the Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC).    The SAB approved retiring the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC), the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) and the Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC).   US Environmental Protection Agency.

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New environmental link

Environmental Economics

Vizala.com looks very useful, especially for your students: Vizala aims to be the internet's most useful database for country, demographic, social, and economic information.  Instead of just providing answers, our robust analytics allow for in-depth analysis and provide a complete picture of your topic of interest. Vizala only uses data from trusted sources and includes links to the original source for maximum transparency.

Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

One might assume that construction of a border wall through a sensitive national wildlife refuge would be prevented, or at least slowed, by a thicket of lawsuits under statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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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 :  

Can cruises ever be environmentally friendly?

Green Traveler Guides

As a recent article in Biofuels Digest put it, “There is a significant movement to convince the public that the environmental price of cruises is too high to be sustainable.

Environmental Curse That Comes with Development: The Case of Chikwawa


Environmental IssuesChikwawa town is a place bustling with activities. The town of about 60,000 people marks the start of the Shire Valley, a flat area of about 300 square kilometres comprising of two administrative districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje in southern Malawi.

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Environmental Appreciation – 7 Interesting Facts about Termites

Hug a Tree with Me

Environmental Awareness No other insect is loathed by property owners more than the hard-working termites. The bad behavior of those little critters has cast them aside as destructive, annoying and down right pesty.

The Environmental Benefits of Veganism


Many people know the nutritional effect of veganism. on their lives, but they haven’t thought of whether the practice could make any changes to the environment. Let’s look at six of the most important ways veganism improves and protects the environment. Increases the availability of fresh water.

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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.

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Beer: The Environmentally Friendlier Vice

Environmental Economics

An environmental-economically defensible reason for my beer consumption:  Beer production is MUCH less energy intensive than marijuana.  

"Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics"

Environmental Economics

Via caseyjwichman.com : Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics. Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. NBER Summer Institute – Environmental & Energy Economics. Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at Illinois. 20th Annual CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Working Group.

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What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think?

Environmental Economics

 Just a reminder to read John and my article: What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think ?  in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Blatant self-promotion alert.  Right now we're #4 on the Most Read list, but we're not happy until we're #1.   And why wouldn't we be with profound insights like this: political ideology may play a role in how AERE members view the issues

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Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

The Alien Next Door

There is an obvious trend toward environmental premise in science fiction. I was delighted to hear that Tor was officially embracing a new kind of hero and associated paradigm for storytelling; one based on intelligent innovation, creativity and cooperation and sound environmental stewardship.

Environmental Appreciation – 12 Interesting Facts about the Killer Whale

Hug a Tree with Me

Environmental Awareness environmental appreciation Sporting its trademark transcendent black and white pattern, the killer whale happens to be one of the most beautiful, awe-worthy toothed whales in the ocean.

Teaching environmental policy to MBAs with Veconlab

Environmental Economics

App State has become quick to cancel classes with the buses won't run. When that happens we are asked to "winterize" our courses. In other words, we're supposed to keep the students busy while they are enjoying no class time.

Environmental Appreciation -10 Interesting Facts about Zebras

Hug a Tree with Me

Environmental Awareness Showing off their distinctive black and white pattern, zebras are among the most fascinating creatures that graze the land. However, beyond their striking beauty and their resemblances to horses, many people know little about them.

Key environmental figure represents Love Clean Streets

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ian Blackburn(left) Phil Barton (right) Environmental reporting business Love Clean Streets has announced a key industry figure as its first official Ambassador.

We Cannot Allow This Administration’s Environmental Policies To Stand

10,000 Birds

Not only is the Trump administration going about removing our hard fought environmental protections, they are destroying our reputation around the globe. Here is a list of which environmental rules Trump and the Republican Congress have reversed in their first 100 days.

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Environmental Appreciation – 10 Interesting Facts about Snails

Hug a Tree with Me

Environmental Awareness The almost alien-like features of the snail fascinate children all over the world aged 1 to 101.

Environmental Economics: Congratulations Jill!

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Ask an environmental economist at the Answer Desk. Jill is an environmental economist at Salisbury University and a regular at the SEA/AERE sessions. the Environmental Economics blog.

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The First Commandment of Environmentalism.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Environmentalism ethics love reverence for life

Environmental Appreciation- 10 Interesting Facts about Clouds

Hug a Tree with Me

Environmental Awareness Gliding lazily through the atmosphere making funny shapes, clouds have the ability to lift our spirits and warm our hearts with their tranquil presence.

How Are Casinos Becoming More Environmentally Friendly?

Living Green & Saving Energy

With global warming and the green-living culture becoming a significant issue, companies in all industries are having to re-think their strategies of production, sales and performance to in keep with a more environmentally friendly business plan. green business practices environmentally friendly casinos green casinos

Environmental economics in the AER

Environmental Economics

"Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings."  Always a surprise: Currie, Janet, Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone, and Reed Walker. 2015. "Environmental "  American Economic Review , 105(2): 678-709. DOI:  10.1257/aer.20121656. Abstract. Regulatory oversight of toxic emissions from industrial plants and understanding about these emissions' impacts are in their infancy.

Environmental Appreciation: 10 Interesting Facts about Sand Dollars

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Environmental Awareness Collecting petal-patterned sand dollars on the seashore is a popular hobby among beach-goers. The beauty of these flatten discs have the holistic power to instantly enlighten sadden souls.

Environmental Economics: Free market environmentalism and Coase

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Ask an environmental economist at the Answer Desk. Note that Hahnel and Sheeran are not claiming that the market framework cannot be used to solve environmental problems.  the Environmental Economics blog.

Environmental psychology

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Environmental psychology is a a somewhat fascinating, and rather interdisciplinary, “science” focused on fostering a greater understanding of the interplay between human beings and their environment. The questions that is being addressed by environmental psychology are these: Do our homes, offices, places of work, and public spaces (including our streets) make us feel peaceful, happy and sheltered?

Environmentally friendly banks

Green Living Tips

A financial institution's environmental street cred should also be gauged by its investments and. A really green bank is one that goes way beyond using paper made with recycled content. which industries it loans money to

Chewing Gum: A Sticky Environmental Issue

Living Green & Saving Energy

Chewing Gum: A Sticky Environmental Issue. green living Uncategorized chewing gum

Yikes: "Environmental Substance Abuse"

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Ask an environmental economist at the Answer Desk. Anyone doing applied environmental economics has to at least attempt to read some of this report. This paper deserves to be read by anyone purporting to be an environmental economist.

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