Oh Maryland, My Maryland (sung with despair)

Environmental Economics

CBF: Sad Day for Maryland. ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan''s withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction regulations: "This is a sad day in the long fight to make Maryland waters clean enough for swimming and fishing. Press Statement. January 22, 2015.

Oh Maryland, My Maryland (sung with despair)

Environmental Economics

CBF: Sad Day for Maryland. ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan''s withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction regulations: "This is a sad day in the long fight to make Maryland waters clean enough for swimming and fishing. Press Statement. January 22, 2015.

Maryland Pride

Environmental Economics

These uniforms made the game almost unwatchable [Insert joke about unwatchable Maryland football games]. I've been managing to not give Tim the business about the goings on in college football but I've been pushed to the edge: The bright color schemes created by Under Armour and other manufacturers reflect current off-field fashion trends. “We We are seeing a surge of luminous, bright colors for menswear,” said Giang Cao, the menswear editor for Fashionising.com.

I went to Maryland and all I got was crabs

Environmental Economics

Crabs are plentiful so far this year in Maryland, but that doesn't mean there'll be enough to go around on Independence Day weekend, when nearly every patriotic Marylander, it seems, dreams of feasting on the state's official crustacean.   But on the 4th of July, Marylanders are crab nuts. 

Maryland bans single-use foam containers


Last week, Maryland became the first U.S. Related: Maryland could become the first state to ban plastic foam containers Democratic Delegate Brooke Lierman was the main sponsor of the House bill that led to the new law. ” Although the law does not leave loopholes for continued use of the outlawed products, the Maryland Department of Environment allows schools and other institutions to apply for a grace period of up to one year. Maryland bans single-use foam containers.

Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland

Sierra Club Compass

The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of the legislature. This victory comes after three years of hard work by thousands of activists who know that Maryland can be a national clean energy leader. "We The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland was a major champion of the task force. Congratulations to everyone in Maryland who worked so tirelessly on this bill.

Cities are banding together to buy renewables at scale


From Florida to Maryland to Tennessee, cities are joining forces to accelerate solar power. Business Green accelerate-solar and-invest bcg climate-tech florida improve-investor joining-forces jointly-incubate maryland published-its tennesseeOriginal post: Cities are banding together to buy renewables at scale.

Environmental Economics: Rock snot*

Environmental Economics

Maryland is about to become the first state to enforce a ban on a type of footgear the organism uses to hitchhike from stream to stream: felt-soled fishing boots. " Maryland fishery regulators say didymo, short for Didymosphenia geminata, can smother aquatic insect larvae such as mayflies, stoneflies and caddis flies that are favored food for trout.

Dosing the Coast: Baltimore County’s Leaky Pipes Are Medicating the Chesapeake Bay

Environmental News Network

In Baltimore, Maryland, leaky sewage infrastructure delivers tens of thousands of human doses of pharmaceuticals to the Chesapeake Bay every year. .

Depressed? Get Some Fresh Air

Green Living Ideas

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NASA Radar Helps Conservationists Study Songbird Migrations

Nature Conservancy - Science

But researchers on the Delmarva Peninsula in eastern Maryland and Virginia have found a solution: work with NASA to use existing tools for conservation purposes. A technology that is detecting rain drops is gathering a lot of data that are not being used,” says Joe Fehrer, the Conservancy’s Coastal and Lower Shores project manager in Maryland. “As The Conservancy helped NASA locate and secure a site near Newark, Maryland.

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Follow Me Down the Brood X Tunnel: A Reading List

Cool Green Science

Brood X is finally here and every time I step out of my suburban Maryland home during daylight, I hear them singing.

Cleaner Cars -- It's Time to Act - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

I went to pick-up my son from school yesterday evening, which brought me to the busy corner of Georgia and Forest Glen Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland, at 6:00 pm. Compass. « COP 18: The Before and the Beginning | Main. Indias Coal Illusion » Cleaner Cars -- Its Time to Act. I had a few minutes to wait, which left me with some time to stand in the darkness and ponder the endless stream of headlights heading north (and south).

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Cool Green Science

And just the day before, during a long drive up to Maryland’s Nanjemoy Creek to help with a Conservancy-led kayak trip, I’d had plenty of time for reflection. Featured Post 1 Kids Protected Areas The Nature Conservancy United States 4th of july Americans children nature Daniel White get outside hiking independence day kids Maryland National Parks natural treasure nature preserve New Mexico recreation rivers shenandoah national park this land is your land Utah Virginia

Efforts to Reduce Pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

The Maryland Department of the Environment proposed a limit for how long chicken manure can be stored on farms. Environment Green News Fishing for Energy Maryland ocean pollution Spain trees Managing and reducing pollution will always be a concern, because there are so many sources of waste. When you limit the trips you take in your car, decrease your consumption of meat and recycle your garbage, you are making a positive impact on the environment.

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“The iPod of Windpower”

Eco Friendly Daily

Our “local retailer” turned out to be a horse farm situated on a thirty-acre plot in Western Maryland, USA. For about $8,000, not including government grants for green energy and state of Maryland rebates, should we buy a Skystream, it should pay for itself in about five years. Wind Power Aermotor Maryland residential Skystream wind power windmill

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Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Cool Green Science

A few days ago, a massive water main break just outside the Washington, DC city limits released 60 million gallons of water in a 30-foot geyser over the Maryland suburbs. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek and find more of his writing on The Huffington Post.

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John Whitehead's 2013 NIT Bracket Challenge! (Second Round)

Environmental Economics

  Here is the second round (hint: pick Maryland):  Loading Who would've thought that round 2 started today! I haven't even recovered from UK's first round loss yet. 

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I'm Goin' Downy F@#$'n Oshun Hun*

Environmental Economics

For all my Maryland friends: Flushing out foul language. Maryland’s most popular beach town bans bad words. A recent study showed Maryland is the second most foul mouthed state in the country—but the new signs send a different message. When you go to Ocean City this summer, you’ll see the signs up and down the boardwalk. Watch your words the next time you head to Ocean City. Signs reading “No profanity, please” will soon be posted on every block of the Boardwalk.

2014 122

Environmental Economics takes over AEA Executive Committee

Environmental Economics

 *I had the pleasure of being taught Environmental Economics by Maureen during my PhD studies at the University of Maryland.  OK, that's an exaggeration, but at least an environmental economist is an AEA Executive Committee VP candidate.    Congrats Maureen Cropper*!

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Where I am today

Environmental Economics

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Don't ever let your wife meet your girlfriend

Environmental Economics

  As you also know, I grew up in Maryland, lived there for 25 years and went to the University of Maryland for graduate school.    In my 43 years, Maryland sports and the Atlantic Coast Conference have been synonymous.  Uh oh : The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents will meet at 9. If Maryland goes from the ACC to the Big Ten, Rutgers of the Big. As you know, I'm a big sports fan. 

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How 'bout dem O's

Environmental Economics

Observations:  1) The first paper I ever wrote in college (at the University of Maryland, Ballmer Counny), for my freshman writing class, was titled "How 'Bout Dem O's."    2) I talk like the banker when in Ohio, but the customer when I travel back to Maryland.    This video is an almost perfect depiction of my Maryland family. For those of you who have never heard me speak.

2014 138

Fear the Turtle!

Environmental Economics

Maryland Terrapins It's fitting, then, that this edition crown a new. what's that, Maryland fans? The 2013-14 season -- when Maryland went 17-15 -- wasn't so long ago. Which means Maryland fans, who have gone from 17-15 and five transfers to title contention in 18 months, will spend the 2015-16 season cheering for a player who spent the first three years of his career at Duke. No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25 1.

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Quote of the Day: UMBC?

Environmental Economics

Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; AKA UMBC. “We’re known as an academic university. It’s a place for smart kids. And when you add the success of soccer, now it’s cool to be a student-athlete.”. via www.washingtonpost.com. That's from H. I graduated from UMBC in 1991. I like to think I went to an academic University.

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Daily Demand and Supply: Baltimoronomics

Environmental Economics

From John, via Newmark's Door, via Slate comes this intriguing story of the real origins of Maryland Blue Crabs: Lots of local [Maryland] diners have a taste for blue crab. So the market demands that crabs [from Louisianna] be shipped not to crabless parts of America but to America's crab-production heartland [Maryland]—the place where the secondary and tertiary elements of the crab economy are in place, and the finished product has maximum value.

2013 131

Oyster Reef Restoration: Is a benefit/cost ratio of 7.6 worth it according to Trumponomics?

Environmental Economics

WJZ out of Baltimore, Maryland has a cool time lapse video of the impact that Oysters can have on water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Here's the story : The Oyster Recovery Partnership in Maryland is trying to spread the word about the natural filtration powers of oysters. Both of these tanks were filled with water and algae from the Severn River in Maryland.

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Friday Beer Post

Environmental Economics

OK,it's Thursday, and this is about vodka, but being from Bawlmer (Baltimore) I couldn't pass this one up: On Monday – which was Maryland Day, for those of you not from the Old Line State – Philadelphia Distillers officially launched its new vodka, the Bay, which is flavored with “traditional Chesapeake seasoning,” an apparent relative of Old Bay.

2013 131

Second round NIT Challenge: results and semifinals

Environmental Economics

even Maryland!):  Here is the form for the semifinals: Loading This must be the most poorly run NIT Challenge in the country. I've managed to miss the first game of the second round and the entire quarterfinals (I blame autocorrect). Don't you wish those entry frees weren't nonrefundable? Here are the second round results: The updated standings are (that's right, I picked every second round game correct.

2013 125

Beginning of Spring Beer Post (for Tim)

Environmental Economics

My wife is a Marylander and she is obsessed with blue crabs and Old Bay, so we have tried many food items with Old Bay. The typical approach is just to pour a ton of the spice in or on everything, so I was a little skeptical when I heard that Flying Dog was putting out an Old Bay-seasoned beer (Dead Rise Summmer Ale). However, it's really good. It's a nice refreshing ale with just the right hint of Old Bay. Look for it on taps and in the store.

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Oyster Reef Restoration

Environmental Economics

But the world’s largest man-made oyster reef is in Maryland. The reef in the creek is the foundation of Maryland’s bid to resuscitate its troubled oyster population, overfished to near oblivion for decades and attacked by a couple of killer diseases as vicious as the bubonic plague. That’s why Maryland went through so much trouble to build 10 reefs where fishing isn’t allowed and stock them with more than 1 billion oysters.

2015 170

PhD programs in US economics departments with fields in environmental economics

Environmental Economics

University of Maryland. I was recently advising an economics student about PhD programs in US economics departments (straight econ, not agricultural or other departments) with fields in environmental economics. I excluded ag econ because of the more limited teaching opportunities at the non-RI university (other than East Carolina University and Appalachian State University, who would hire an aggie in an economics department?):

2015 173

Natural Resource, Environmental & Ecological Economics Postdoctoral Fellowships | SESYNC

Environmental Economics

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships to begin between May 1 and October 1, 2016. The SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program brings early-career scholars to SESYNC to: undertake individual research projects, participate in the Socio-Environmental Immersion Program, which immerses scholars in theory foundational to understanding socio-environmental systems, and.

2015 162

Hurricane Ida supercharges climate change in the US

A Greener Life

Hurricane Ida shortly after it made landfall. Photo credit: NASA via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen. Last week a major hurricane hit the southern US, bashing the coast of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans and surrounding states.

John, don't you still have some eligibility left?

Environmental Economics

Spinal Tap had better luck with drummers than Maryland is having with its quarterbacks. The Terps have now lost their top four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries, including three in the past two weeks. The latest casualty, true freshman Caleb Rowe, tore his ACL in last weekend's loss to Boston College. Coach Randy Edsall said freshman linebacker Shawn Petty, who played quarterback in high school, will move under center Saturday against Georgia Tech. via sportsillustrated.cnn.com.

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The key to effective regulation is effective enforcement

Environmental Economics

Jusst an example of why open access fisheries need to be regulated (and are expensive to regulate): In one of the largest oyster cases in recent years, the Maryland Natural Resources Police Wednesday night arrested a Virginia truck driver and seized a tractor-trailer filled with oysters, many of them undersized. Since the start of the season in October, NRP has been conducting saturation patrols by boat and aerial surveillance from Maryland State Police helicopters with long-range cameras.

SESYNC Postdoctoral Socio-Environmental Immersion Program 2015

Environmental Economics

Appointments will be through the University of Maryland, and fellowship awardees must be based at SESYNC’s facilities in Annapolis, Maryland. The SESYNC postdoctoral fellowship provides an annual stipend, full University of Maryland employee benefits, and a small annual travel allowance to attend meetings or to meet with collaborators. William Burnside Postdoctoral fellow National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) University of Maryland (410) 919-4992.

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Just for Tim

Environmental Economics

And anyone else from Balmer: Maryland native Scott Van Pelt has a schtick every time he invites ESPN baseball analyst (and fellow Terrapin) Tim Kurkjian onto his radio show: he closes by saying something in Ballimerese and making Kurkjian burst out into furious, high-pitched laughter.

2013 131

Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

Starting March 11, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland are eligible to compete for two new playgrounds made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free, national program hosted by Colgate and TerraCycle.

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AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

1995, Government Regulation and Compensation: Implications for Environmental Quality and Natural Resoyrce Use -- Annapolis, Maryland. 1997, Economic Analysis of Ecosystems -- Annapolis, Maryland. Before this list vanishes from the internets due to link rot, here is the full list of workshops compiled from the old  and new websites :  1985, Recreation Demand Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado.

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Isn't this the equivalent of walking into a Chevrolet dealership and asking the manager which Ford car she would recommend?

Environmental Economics

So far I would possibly be applying to U of I, Rhode Island, MSU, Maryland, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and possibly Texas A&M. From the inbox: Hello Mr. Haab, I'm writing you because I will be soon graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Ag. Econ - Env. Econ and policy. I have always considered going to grad school, and with the deadlines approaching I've yet to make my mind on which universities to apply to.

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Getting Crabs: A Tragedy of the Commons

Environmental Economics

This is almost enough to make me move back to Baltimore : Marylanders could have an easier time finding — and affording — local crabs this summer, a survey of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population suggests. Maryland Blue Crabs are a classic example of a common pool resource.  "We fully anticipate a robust crab season this year," said Dave Blazer, fisheries survey director for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

2016 126

The Top 10 Clean Energy Stories to Be Thankful for in 2013

Sierra Club Compass

  #10) MAKING OFFSHORE WIND A REALITY IN MARYLAND For over three years, activists in Maryland have fought to push their elected leaders to harness the Bay State's most abundant natural resource: offshore wind. Local activists made hundreds of phone calls, knocked on hundreds of doors, submitted letters to local newspapers, rallied on the steps of the Maryland State Capitol, conducted town hall meetings, and engaged Maryland voters to support offshore wind in the state.

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