Smart Cities: Examples, Pros & Cons, and More

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For example, to protect your connections at a smart home, you can always set up a VPN on your router, as this is going to be an extra layer of protection for everything on your network. The post Smart Cities: Examples, Pros & Cons, and More appeared first on Green Prophet.

12 Examples of Keystone Species


One such example is the overpopulation of one species, which leads to disappearance of other species. For example, a reduction of species diversity can be the first step to start extensive soil erosion , eventually leading to desertification that could extend far beyond their territory. Quick Navigation for Examples of Keystone Species. 12 important examples of keystone species. For example, mongoose and barbets build their nests inside.

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Correlation vs Causation Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

I was an assistant professor at East Carolina University from 1995-2000.    I have been on the faculty at Ohio State since 2000.    In 2017, they are the #2 and #4 party schools in the country.    Coincidence

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Daily Demand and Supply: A tax example

Environmental Economics

Here's a good example : Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept — whether paper or plastic — under legislation headed to the City Council for a vote next week. The standard market-based solution to reducing unwanted behavior is to place a tax on the unwanted behavior, causing people to want to do the unwanted stuff less (that's the law of demand).

2016 109

A Different Example of Love. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Literary Journal Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) change different example example of love family For Children happiness health wellness leaving love poem poetry relationships stayingHow do we know when it’s over? When it’s done—when we can no longer pretend?

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Classroom Coase Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

Brian Gardner saw the pointy green shoots sneaking into his yard from the neighbor’s. He’ll take care of them when he returns from Florida, he told himself. Two weeks later, he came home to Park Boulevard in Worthington to find a stand of bamboo 10 feet high on his side of the fence. “It It grows a foot a day,” Gardner said. You can actually watch it grow.”. The shoots came from next door, where bamboo canes 15 feet tall take up a third of Tena and Tom Singley’s backyard on Loveman Avenue.

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A nutty demand and supply example

Environmental Economics

Groan, I know, but use this one if you are tired of those Florida freeze examples: A rare collision of ill-timed rain, marauding animals and a growing love affair between the Chinese middle class and the pecan has resulted in the worst pecan supply in recent memory. Last year, for example, Texas produced about 65 million pounds of pecans, said Larry Stein, a professor of horticulture at Texas A&M University.

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An example of why environmental valuation is needed

Environmental Economics

This is an example of why environmentalists and efficiency advocates should think that environmental valuation is needed. The headline says "mountaintop removal for coal hurts water quality and harms fish." " Well, we knew that. Luckily, the article actually gives an idea of the magnitude: In West Virginia’s Appalachian mountains, fish are vanishing. The number of species has fallen, the populations of those that remain are down, and some individual fish look a little skinny.

Example of the Day: Reconciling definitions of the word 'Highest'

Environmental Economics

Question 1:  In the figure below, identify the 'highest' peak. Question 2: In the graph below, identify the 'highest' number. Question 3:  Reconcile your answers to Question 1, Question 2, and the following Tweet: Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. million people watched, the highest number in history. FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in.

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A 'comical' example of the potential impacts of climate change

Environmental Economics

Was Syria's civil war sparked by climate change?    Some think so. HT: David Zetland via FB

Daily Demand and Supply: Classic Example of Competition--Oil?

Environmental Economics

For 27 years in my graduate energy seminar, I’ve struggled to convince bright master’s and PhD students that oil prices might actually result from competition rather than a price-fixing conspiracy of oil companies and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel. But this year, my task was easier. via I'm teaching principles of micro in the Spring. I wanted to get this one in the Daily Demand and Supply file so I don;t forget it

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Vaccinations: A classic externality example with new support

Environmental Economics

When I begin to discuss externalities in my Principles of Economics and my Environmental Economics classes, I usually use vaccinations as an example of a positive consumption externality. The economic issue of vaccination is not so much whether you are preventing illness in your own child by having him or her vaccinated, but rather are you taking into account the full social costs of not getting vaccinated when choosing whehter to vaccinate your own child.

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Stats example of the day

Environmental Economics

» March 07, 2011 Stats example of the day Ohio State, a team that entered the day shooting the 3-pointer at 40.5

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A good example of why we need ecosystem services valuation

Environmental Economics

Off-shore windfarms versus rare birds.who should win

Examples of Cool Office Wall Art

Green Furniture Home Design

Life in a dull drab cubicle at work is certainly very boring. A boring cubicle leads to less efficient work day. Even a dull work space in a home office could benefit from some cool work space wall art. Envision your wall in the work space. Think of it as a bare canvas. Let your imagination go wild. A work space probably has limited wall space. It is important to use the wall space in a way that is most effective.

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Examples of Eco-Friendly Glass Countertops

Green Furniture Home Design

Aside from being a recyclable product, glass is finding its way into many homes now as a countertop material for a number of reasons beyond its inate eco-friendliness! There are a lot of pros to using glass – some of which you may not even realize! Glass is a cinch to keep clean because it is non-porous and super hygenic. It doesn’t stain, so don’t fret when you leave merlot rings on it from glasses left out from the party the night before.

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Daily Demand and Supply: A simple example

Environmental Economics

"Corn is a major input for retail food," he said. "Corn "Corn is used to make feed for all the animals in our food supply chain. As this drought reduces the harvest of corn, that would drive up the price of feed for animals and then in turn meat products." " via A decrease in the supply of inputs increases input prices which in turn increases the cost (decreases the supply) of outputs which increases output prices

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Daily Demand and Supply: An easy example

Environmental Economics

Hot weather means increased demand for air conditioning which means increased demand for electricity which means a demand shift which means higher prices. That's it. Power demand for Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc, or ERCOT, which runs the power grid for most of the state, hit three consecutive records this week as Texans cranked up air conditioners to escape one of the hottest summers on record. With record-breaking demand came record-breaking prices.

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Great Examples of Rustic Wall Art

Green Furniture Home Design

There are many ways that a person can decorate the home using rustic wall art. The options are limitless as to what will be found in this kind of folk art. One may want to start with wallpaper that has different animals such as horses and roosters. These can also be found in stickers. Pictures are available with many different types of scenery. One may choose to go with a mountain scenery, wildlife, or old signs. Pictures of old barns and wild mills are very popular also.

2015 109

Hot Dog! A nice clean example of the relationship between elasticity of demand and revenues

Environmental Economics

  Unfortunately it's rare to get a nice clean real world example to demonstrate this.  There's a well known result in Econ 101 (I need to write this chapter for Env-Econ 1010 sometime) that if the demand for a good is elastic*, lowering the price will increase revenues, and vice-versa.    If the demand is inelastic, then lowering the price lowers revenue. 

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Reactionary Policy Example of the Day

Environmental Economics

The first legislation has been proposed to ban private ownership of exotic animals in the wake of Tuesday’s release of 56 animals in Zanesville. At the same time, an online petition started by an Ohio University student calling for the ban of exotic animal ownership in Ohio has racked up more than 43,000 signatures in less than 48 hours. State Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Athens, said today she will introduce a bill in the Ohio House shortly that would mirror an executive order issued by former Gov.

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10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


For example, in 2017, the demand for natural resources exceeded what our ecosystems can regenerate on August 2nd [1]. Let’s have a look at some examples of renewable and non-renewable resources to get a better understanding of this concept. Quick Navigation for Examples of Renewable and Non-renewable Resources. 10 examples of renewable resources. Solar energy is a perfect example of a renewable resource. We can look for example at trees.

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Daily Demand and Supply: Supporting evidence for the standard minimum wage example

Environmental Economics

The simple minimum wage example in a principles of microeconomics goes something like this:  If the minimum price of labor (wage) is set above the existing equilibrium wage in the market for labor, the result will be a decrease in the quantity demanded for labor (hiring), and an increase in the quantity supplied of labor (more people want to work at higher wages).

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Example of the Day: Dig a hole, fill it in, everyone benefits.

Environmental Economics

Having trouble believing the return on this will be positive : The least sexy part of the Olympic process is when the games are over and giant, state-of-the-art stadiums remain standing often in sparsely populated areas with no potential tenant in site. This conundrum was highly publicized after the 2016 Games in Rio, when the Marcana stadium deteriorated  into a ghost town  stadium shortly after the games. 

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"Follow the Plastic Bag Example, Nudge Polluters to Pay"

Environmental Economics

Gernot Wagner (cross-posted from EDF Voices ): Nudge is the best kind of book. It presents the type of head-slappingly obvious solutions to public policy problems that make you wonder why you needed a book to tell you about them in the first place. Place the veggies before the French fries in the cafeteria, and people will eat more greens. Enroll employees into retirement programs with the option of opting out rather than in and they’ll save more as a result.

Gorgeous Examples of Zen Home Design

Green Furniture Home Design

Design. A home is one’s paradise. Zen home design combines architecture and therapeutic design to promote tranquility. Use of open ventilated spaces, curvature design, and fine wood materials changes the dynamics of your house. The idea is to mix the outdoors with the indoors. By simplifying the design of your house with zen architecture, you exhibit the essence of nature and do away with chaotic clutter. Colors. Colors can promote comfort and relaxation in subtle ways.

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Green (Living) Review

Have you ever thought about getting away from it all and moving to an ecovillage? What’s an ecovillage you ask? Ecovillages are communities whose inhabitants seek to live according to ecological principles, causing as little impact on the environment as possible. It’s a rather appealing idea to a growing number of people as self-sustainability and self-governance are a growing trend. Ecovillages are popping up all around the nation with a few common themes.

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Another example of natural resource firms response to endangered species listings

Environmental Economics

And theses ensue: Now, federal officials are weighing putting [the sage grouse] on the endangered species list — setting off a mad scramble among the unlikeliest of allies to save the bird and avoid disrupting the nation’s enormous growth in energy production. With a range stretching over more than 165 million resource-rich acres across 11 states, the grouse is at the center of one of the country’s most important struggles: to balance the demand for energy against the needs of nature.

Examples of Romantic and Sexy Bedrooms

Green Furniture Home Design

With the wide variety of room designs many have opted for romantic design styles. With a warm romantic design you have a large variation of options and can easily find accessories and colors that are to your liking. When choosing a design and accessories for this kind of look, start with wall color. Depending on your style, dark sexy colors, or warm and inviting colors work best. Try a deep red with an dark bed spread, or chocolate brown walls with a white bedspread.

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Examples of Modern and Sexy Four-Poster Canopy Beds

Green Furniture Home Design

Be sure to check out way more pictures and examples by clicking the button! When I was younger, I always imagined myself one day having a princess-like four poster bed in my room – right out of a fairy tale! As I got older, and my tasted changed, I was still drawn to the elegance of a four-poster canopy bed, but was far more interested in finding one that appealed to my contemporary style sensibilities.

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Examples of Ambient, Task and Accent Lighting

Green Furniture Home Design

One lighting fixture is not sufficient for any room. Different tasks and activities go on in each room, making it essential that you include a variety of lighting options to accommodate those activities. Basically, a room should have ambient, task and decorative or accent lighting included in its design. . Ambient lighting includes recessed or ceiling mount lighting. Contemporary flush mount lighting designs are far more visually interesting than the mundane ceiling lights of years passed.

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An example of the dangers of an unregulated extractive monopoly

Environmental Economics

From the New York Times : For seven decades, Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil monopoly and a mainstay of the government’s revenue, regulated itself — which is a polite way of saying it could do pretty much as it pleased. The Mexican government relies on Pemex oil revenue from wells like these in Veracruz for as much as 40 percent of its budget.

An example of existence (i.e., non-use, passive use) value

Environmental Economics

They found a pair of bald eagles near the site of a new Ohio River bridge east of Louisville: Among the measures being considered is avoiding tree removal in the immediate vicinity at any time, and protecting a wider area during the nesting season, [Kate Heyden, a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife] said.

2012 122

An example of where blogging and research are complements

Environmental Economics

Joshua Gans: The other day, Paul Krugman wrote about the reduced relevance of formal academic publication given the nature of web distribution and discourse. It just so happens that today marks the completion of a personal story of mine that illustrates how blog discussion can lead to published academic research.

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An example where benefit-cost analysis may have mattered

Environmental Economics

Here is a great case study for your classes: The full retreat on the smog standard was the first and most important environmental decision of the presidential campaign season that is now fully under way. An examination of that decision, based on interviews with lobbyists on both sides, former officials and policy makers at the upper reaches of the White House and the E.P.A.,

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An example of why we started this blog.and why it is still relevant

Environmental Economics

  Bear with me, this might take a minute to get to the point.    In 2005, John and I started Env-Econ with the following mission: The Environmental Economics blog is dedicated to the dissemination of. economists’ views on current environmental and natural resource issues. We hope this blog will help bring economists’ views on environmental. issues further into the mainstream. The intended audience includes the. general public and students. Posts are non-technical.

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Env-Econ 101 Example of the Day: Externalities

Environmental Economics

Male mice who are exposed in the womb to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical compound found in some hard plastics and can linings, appear to be less masculine and less attractive to females once they mature, raising the possibility that the controversial chemical could subtly affect boys in similar ways. via Well, that explains my high school years

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An cautionary example of why policies (good or bad) are difficult to remove once implemented

Environmental Economics

The new flood insurance rules, which went into effect on Oct. 1, are intended to make the deeply indebted NFIP solvent by no longer charging government-subsidized rates on homes in flood-prone areas. The hikes will affect about 20 percent of the 5.5 million people who have NFIP policies around the country, as well as thousands more who live in areas that didn’t used to be considered flood-prone but who now must buy insurance under the new FEMA map.

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Isabelle Cornish is just another example of vegetarian inconsistency


Isabelle Cornish, Australian model, vegetarian, and television star, has recently come under fire from animal rights activists due to her choice to be an ambassador for the Australian Turf Club, a horse racing club consisting of racetracks and stables. She’ll be representing the club at this year’s Autumn Carnival.

A Graceful Example of getting through Life’s Sorrows.

Elephant Journal

Accidents, illnesses, oversights, mistakes—a lot of us go before our day planners say it’s time. Old age is a gift, not a right, and it’s no longer one of my. Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality death family filled with sorrow grief Health & Wellness letting go living nietzch time on earth wife's death Zen

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5 Examples of Meaningful Travel. ~ Amy Angelilli

Elephant Journal

I like to travel responsibly and I support sustainable travel. I’m also a fan of voluntourism and educational travel. But, for the sake of easy conversation, I need one word that someone can embrace at happy hour or while slipping their shoes on after a yoga class. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Travel WAYLON: Today Only Yoga ecotourism green travel poaching travel

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Feeling Guilty? 7 Examples of Misplaced Guilt.

Elephant Journal

It’s nice to know that I am not the only one who feels guilty for things I''ve never done. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Funny Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) bigot cheating drunk embarrasing moments ethics fart feelings guilt human nature LOL lost police raising children sex uncomfortable feelings

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Daily Demand and Supply: Everything you could ever want in one example

Environmental Economics

Decreasing supply of an input (corn ethanol credits are an input to gas production for refineries),  increasing exports due to relative price decreases in importing countries, decreasing supply of refined gas, inelastic demand for gas.what more intrigue could you want?