The Information Value of Pigouvian Pricing

Environmental Economics

   In the article, Herzog addresses and basically dismantles Hayek's model of the price mechanism in markets as being an efficient way of processing and distilling information necessary for buyers and sellers. 

2020 207

Yucatan Climate Past Informs the Global Climate Present

Environmental News Network

Yucatan Climate Past Informs the Global Climate PresentNew research shows changes in tides and hurricane activity played a part in upending the Maya civilization centuries ago.

Is more information welfare enhancing?

Environmental Economics

 Sharks are scary to many people.    New technologies, like drones, allow beach authorities to notify swimmers when sharks are nearby.    So when people are told that sharks are near shore, it changes behavior--even though the likelihood of a shark attack has not changed.    The only thing that has changed is the ability to see the sharks.    Are swimmers now better off?  

2015 144

4 Fun + Informative (+Free) Apps for Upping Your Nature Knowledge

Nature Conservancy - Science

Looking for free and informative mobile apps to help you connect with nature near you wherever you are? We've got you covered. Pristine natural areas not required. Nature Tech Wildlife Birds Mammal Watching

2020 86

Back to Basics in Information Security

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Complexity heralds return of ‘back to basics’ approach in 2019 for information security professionals according to Infosecurity Europe poll and more than half (55%) of respondents say they plan to ‘go back to basics’ while 45% reveal they will invest in more technology It appears that many organizations will begin the New Year and the new financial year by reviewing their security infrastructure and taking a ‘back to basics’ approach to information security.

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Earth911 Inspiration: Add to the Sum of Accurate Information

AGreenLiving

She … The post Earth911 Inspiration: Add to the Sum of Accurate Information appeared first on Earth 911. Here is the original: Earth911 Inspiration: Add to the Sum of Accurate Information. Today’s Earth911 inspiration is from American anthropologist Margaret Mead.

2020 36

Unilever To Add Carbon Footprint Information on Packaging

AGreenLiving

Unilever, the industrial giant behind the Seventh Generation, Dove, Ben … The post Unilever To Add Carbon Footprint Information on Packaging appeared first on Earth 911. Read the rest here: Unilever To Add Carbon Footprint Information on Packaging.

Freedom of Information and Secrecy in Governments

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Despite the fact that Britain now has, more or less, a Freedom of Information Law it is being flouted by all agencies of government, central and local. The secrecy that is going on and it appear to have gotten worse since the advent of the Freedom of Information Act and now, so that they don't have to disclose their misdeeds and shenanigans, or to have shred things in a hurry or wipe a disc, things are not even recorded in any way or form.

US demanding WikiLeaks Twitter account information

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) My G-d, must they be scared as to the information that WikiLeaks have collected and are able to release WikiLeaks' Twitter account details have been subpoenaed by US officials, the spokespeople for the website announced on Saturday, January 8, 2011. WikiLeaks added that they suspect that other American Internet companies were also being requested to hand over information about its activities.

2011 116

Bikeshare App features Information from 110 Cities

Green Living Ideas

Bikeshare program information for 110 different major cities around the world is now available in just a single smartphone app — the trip planning app Moovit. The post Bikeshare App features Information from 110 Cities appeared first on Green Living Ideas. The new update for the app (version 4.8) even allows users to check on the number of bikes available for use, and the number of empty slots at various [&hellip.

2016 40

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting

AGreenLiving

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting Steven Bullock Mon, 09/28/2020 – 00:00 This article is sponsored by Trucost, part of S&P Global. Each can apply TCFD reporting intelligence to inform better decisions in different ways.

2020 36

I thought Tim and I were the only ill-informed and self-serving environmental economics bloggers?

Environmental Economics

  Matt Kahn again (perhaps taking offense with this quote "The rosy message propagated by ill-informed and self-serving proponents is the real fairy tale."): Matt Kahn: The Sacramento Bee has  published an opinion piece  that I wrote with Bo Cutter.   We argue that California's AB32 (the legislation intended to sharply reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions) is off to a good start.

2012 135

Is Google Docs safe for backing up confidential information?

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The short answer here, I would say, must be an emphatic NO, and especially with regards to any sensitive information, and therefore I would suggest that no one would place any tax records or anything of such a similar nature. Therefore, personally, I wouldn’t put confidential information on Google Docs in any way, shape or form.

2011 130

Government attempts to keep air pollution information secret

Green (Living) Review

2011: A freedom of information tribunal is being urged by environmental campaigners to reject Government attempts to keep secret sections of ministerial briefing papers on air pollution in London. The Government's appeal against a previous ruling to make the information public was being heard on January 12 and 13, 2011. Why this should be so beats me but, apparently, the British public are too infantile as to understand such information.

2011 116

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting

AGreenLiving

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting Steven Bullock Mon, 09/28/2020 – 00:00 This article is sponsored by Trucost, part of S&P Global. Each can apply TCFD reporting intelligence to inform better decisions in different ways. There are many more examples of how TCFD reporting is helping organizations inform better decision-making and capture new opportunities in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

2020 28

Book Review: Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to.

The Green Samaritan

The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt (whew!) Today I would definitely tackle several things in a different light and with a book like Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf, helps make navigating the world of green as a new mother much easier. The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to … [link] #green #eco [.]

2011 148

Information Technology Could Rival Aviation in CO2 Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

As climate talkathons shift from macro to the micro, the information technology industry could soon face the heat over carbon consumptions and greenhouse emissions. Information technology has a significant role to play in tapping climate change.”. After the barracking of the aviation sector, it could be the turn of the computer industry to face the wrath of the environment and its keepers.

National Poll Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Federal Efforts to Shift Citizens to Digital-Only Information & Services

Green (Living) Review

Consumers for Paper Options , a coalition of individuals and organizations advocating for equal access to government services and information, today announced the results of a national poll, which demonstrates that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the federal government’s efforts to eliminate paper-based information and services. The executive summary, which contains more information and survey data, is available online at [link].

2013 100

My authoring ordering is so far down the list that my affiliation information is noted by two vertical bars ("||")

Environmental Economics

2011 116

Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails

AGreenLiving

Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails Heather Clancy Fri, 09/04/2020 – 02:00 Week in Review Stories discussed this week (4:08). Read more here: Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails. It’s time to value waste collectors for their pivotal role in the plastic supply chain What does “climate risk” actually mean ?

The Best Energy Information from the Crowd!

Green Living Ideas

Check out this awesome infographic from Energy Savings– they’ve looked at some of the best energy efficiency projects from Kickstarter and Indiegogo, to give us an idea about where our technology is headed. If the image doesn’t show correctly, please click here to view ! Created by EnergySavings.com. Home Energy Usage Technology crowdsourcing energy infographic

New Cars in the U.S to Get Labeled With Energy and Environmental Information

Eco Friendly Daily

is mulling over the idea to label new cars and trucks with energy and environmental information. Cars come out of the showrooms with such informational stickers, but since the last three decades, the stickers have stuck on without any changes to reflect changing environmental norms. Starting 2012, The Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S

Open Urbanism: Why the Information Economy Will Lead to Sustainable Cities

The Green Changemakers

The wheel stores energy under braking and uses it to power an electric motor when required and shares information with a smartphone app.) “ Game Theory ” – the mathematical analysis of human decision-making in groups – has something interesting to say on this subject. Services are already emerging to provide this information, such as Moovel (a commercial offering) and Open Trip Planner (a free service using crowdsourced data). Sustainable-development Urban Information-economy

2012 40

Mapping Ocean Wealth – Informing a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Cool Green Science

The theme of my tweet and my Economist Summit talk is informed by a long history of NGO rhetoric. This post first appeared on National Geographic’s Ocean Views blog. I’m a somewhat recalcitrant tweeter. I’m not quite sure whether it’s worth the effort, but last month I joined a trending topic, a first for me. I tweeted: # IAmAScientistBecause I want to explain to people how much we all NEED nature. It was honest, but I wondered if it was a little trite.

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Fresh Perspective Launches Research Tool for Business Leaders Overwhelmed by Information

Green (Living) Review

In most cases, it’s just not feasible for them to dedicate the time and efforts necessary to stay up-to-date on volumes of information, or attend a host of local, regional and national events,” concludes Hays. More information and a sample report are available at no charge by visiting [link] Fresh Perspective, Inc.

2009 100

What's Old Is New Again: Traditional Knowledge Inventory Informs Innovation

The Green Changemakers

by Matthew McDermott Low-tech Magazine , consistently highlighting how age-old low-tech solutions are thoroughly applicable in creating a more eco-friendly world, serves as a useful antidote to the usual high-tech hubris that infects much of the new green deal talk. A recent post on the newly established Traditional Knowledge Inventory is no exception.

2010 40

AeroFarms is trying to cultivate the future of vertical farming

AGreenLiving

The vertical farming company is poised for a momentous 18 months and the consequences will inform the future of sustainable agriculture. Business Green consequences future inform-the-future months-and poised-for the-consequences the-future vertical farming will-informHere is the original: AeroFarms is trying to cultivate the future of vertical farming.

Graph of the Day: Trump vs Passports--Spurious or Informative Correlation?

Environmental Economics

Comparing passport holdings to state voting give us this possibly spurious and possibly informative graph: Each additional percentage point increase in passport holdings in a state decreases the percentage voting for Trump by 0.70 The graph below was inspired by David Zetland's claim that.most Americans have neither visited foreign countries ( compare passport holding with state voting here ) nor follow news from those countries.

2016 150

Data Center Owners know Energy Efficiency because Data Centers can Save Cash

Green Living Guy

Look energy costs are going to rise and rise quickly. So energy efficiency for data centers is crucial. So now they have teams of people at companies running around to figure out that energy savings equals dollars.

The frustrating, exhilarating task of swimming upstream

AGreenLiving

Business Green faint hard-job- information moving-upstream- not-for the-faint tied-directly will-tellAnyone working in the field of sustainability will tell you that it is not for the faint of heart. We fight the current, occasionally flounder and keep on moving upstream. It’s a hard job. .

Is harmonization of reporting standards possible or even desirable?

AGreenLiving

With it has come a surge in demand for information related to these activities, one accommodated by existing reporting standards and frameworks produced by organizations such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), CDP and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), with more being proposed by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation and the European Union.

Higg provides a sustainability report for consumer products

AGreenLiving

Higg is a data-driven system that gives businesses the information they need when making eco-friendly decisions. The culmination of this information provides a critical tool for transparency in consumer goods industries. The information is now out there to understand a product’s impact.

How HP Inc. uses sustainability to drive commercial sales

AGreenLiving

It first started trumpeting this information in 2018. Business Green commercial-business first-started has-generated information past the-past tied-directly two-fiscalFor the past two fiscal years, HP Inc. has generated more than $1 billion in commercial business tied directly to sustainability considerations. View post: How HP Inc. uses sustainability to drive commercial sales.

2018 28

To sell EVs, are automakers ready to ditch dealerships?

AGreenLiving

Dealership employees are extremely under-equipped with knowledge about available current financial incentives, charging infrastructure and other information specific to EV ownership. Business Green about-available and-other areas-with challenge current-financial goods-and how-companies information pproaching-the-challenge providing-similar with-knowledge

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Is TCFD a catalyst for transformational climate adaptation?

AGreenLiving

Only 7 percent of companies in the latest review by the FSB “disclosed information on the resilience of its strategy.” Local and regional groups should develop system-wide scenarios and impact assessments to better inform localized corporate disclosure, which would better enable small and medium-sized enterprises to report. Business Eco Green adaptation attributes gri ifrs information investing recommendations same social sustainability tcfd the-information

For a clean, resilient grid, look to EV infrastructure

AGreenLiving

Getting the steps right on a micro-level — 3,000 EV drivers in California — will help inform how and where EV infrastructure spending should be deployed. Business Eco Green a-major-benefit a-new-expanded attributes california clean energy featured-column information investing same the-information type

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal’s $10 billion climate plan

AGreenLiving

Business Green faint form-part information moving-upstream- not-for recycling-and renewable-power scrap-metal targets-all the-faint tied-directly vision-unveiled will-tellGreen hydrogen, renewable power, scrap metal recycling and science-based targets all form part of steelmaking giant’s decarbonization vision unveiled today. Here is the original: Steelmaker ArcelorMittal’s $10 billion climate plan.

It’s time to redefine sustainability

AGreenLiving

As Christopher Poppas stated , this area temporarily stores information, but can only hold up to seven “items” at a time, for roughly 10 to 60 seconds. For this information to enter your long-term memory, however, your brain filters through it and only keeps the key points.

Why food production is as dangerous for the planet as fossil fuels

AGreenLiving

Business Green about-available and-other areas-with causing-cataphoric challenge current-financial food-production goods-and how-companies information with-knowledgeTraditional food production is causing cataphoric losses to nature. Continued here: Why food production is as dangerous for the planet as fossil fuels.

A campus building is designed to reduce stress from Californias car culture

AGreenLiving

Brooklyn-based design firm Efficiency Lab for Architecture has recently transformed an existing, three-story commercial office building into the Community Information Center, a marketing center for Avenues: The World School’s new campus in San Jose, California.

Why I have increasing trouble taking Krugman seriously

Environmental Economics

I will read anything I’ve been informed about that’s either interesting or revealing; but I don’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously. I've given my view on this before: Politics shouldn't inform determine economics. Economics should inform politics. So I think for normative analysis, politics might inform economics.

2011 146

5 Green Go-To Resources to Become More Eco-Aware

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe 5 Green Go-To Resources to Become More Eco-Aware August 17, 2010 From trash to toxins and germs to GMOs, there is a lot of information to absorb – especially for a newcomer traveling down this path of greater eco-awareness.

2010 178

Better Safe than Sorry: Moms for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.

The Green Samaritan

And as we delve in a little deeper, there is much information on potential health hazards.

2011 155