Big BP news

Environmental Economics

The DOJ announced that the Trustees in the BP Deepwater Horizon NRDA case have proposed to accept the settlement in principle with BP. The numbers appear to be pretty much the same as previously announced , with additional payments of $500 million for unanticipated restoration (in addition to the $232 million originally announced), $350 million for NRDA costs, and $250 for response costs, lost royalties, and a False Claims Act investigation (see this consent decree document ).

2015 152

Chinese hoax? Fake news?

Environmental Economics

This is on the front page of today's NY Times : Global temperatures have continued to rise, making 2016 the hottest year on the historical record and the third consecutive record-breaking year, scientists say. Of the 17 hottest years ever recorded, 16 have now occurred since 2000. We're dreamers around here so I point you to the " the merits of an economy-wide carbon tax." "  

2017 109
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More Pigou Club news?

Environmental Economics

" It seems like it is going to take a long time before the Republican Party will be included in a  More Pigou Club news  post.  I skimmed the Republican Party Platform [ PDF ] to find out if it says anything about climate change. It kind of doesn't except for this line: We oppose any carbon tax. I'm reminded of Mankiw's essay on " the key role of conservatives in taxing carbon."

2016 100

Some Good News on State Voting Rights Bills

Sightline Daily

Oregon and Washington know how to make it easy and safe to vote. Experts from here have been trying to share our experience with other states so that all Americans can have it as good as voters in this corner of the country have got it. Some state lawmakers are listening.

When is bad news good news?

Environmental Economics

In related news, I cancelled more classes this year due to bad weather (i.e., Tim, please explain: The worst U.S. drought in more than five decades is forecast to raise farm profits to a record $122.2 billion this year as higher prices and insurance payments outweigh crop losses from the dry conditions. Income will rise 3.7 percent from a revised $117.9 billion in 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday in a report on its website. The forecast is up from $91.7

2012 143

Electronics Recycling Monthly News Roundup

Living Green Technology

Keep reading for the latest and greatest in electronics recycling and e-waste news: The Guardian: Reduce, reuse, reboot: why electronic recycling must up its game. As the months go by, more progress is being made in electronics recycling.

2020 52

Good news? Bad News? You be the judge

Environmental Economics

In a headline news world, sometimes it's tough to figure out what is going on: CNN : Economy picks up speed. Fox News : US 4Q GDP expands more slowly than anticipated. News : U.S. Drudge : REAL GDP COLLAPSE: 1.7% FOR YEAR. Washington Post : U.S. economy grew at fastest pace in 18 months. LA Times : GDP grows 2.8% at year's end but rate falls short of expectations. NY Times : U.S. Recovery Slowly Gained Speed in Late ’11, Data Show.

2012 157

Graphic of the Day: Where do you get your news?

Environmental Economics

A pretty cool graphic of one person's views of credible vs incredible news sources : HT: Craig Landry via FB (Craig didn't create the graphic, just reposted).  I know that Drudge is a news aggregator, but a lot of people use Drudge as their primary starting point.  While useful, I fear most of the public no longer uses primary news sources, and instead relies on social media.

2016 159

Trading news events: what you need to know

Green Prophet

Major changes often happen because of an unexpected news event or because expectations of certain news events are not met. Types of volatility producing news. Traders often trade the news because of its ability to increase volatility in the short term.

Some, er, good news for economics majors

Environmental Economics

The Upshot (why do they only give me a Yahoo! option when I want to subscribe to their feed): Graduating into a recession is unlucky. The bad luck haunts young people for years, studies have shown, affecting their salaries , employment prospects and even their health and happiness. But recessions don’t treat all college graduates equally. Those who major in subjects that command higher salaries, like engineering and finance, increase their earnings advantage when they graduate into a recession.

2014 156

Breaking News

Green Earth Journey

Before dawn this morning, a small team of climate and Native Rights activists rappelled from the US observation deck at Niagara Falls. Dangling hundreds of feet above the ground, they sent a special welcome message to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ahead of his first official visit to Obama to push dirty Tar Sands oil. More HERE Labels: Did you know

2009 100

The opposite of encouraging news

Environmental Economics

In coming years, Ohioans likely can count on continued poor employment growth, little in the way of pay increases, and more health-care costs shifted to them. via www.dispatch.com.

2012 133

Recycling News Roundup - October 2018

Living Green Technology

Want to learn about the most recent recycling news in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and the world? Athol Daily News: Recycling needs to go dual-stream to adapt to changing demand Athol Daily News published a fantastic opinion article that analyzes some of the big changes in the recycling industry, particularly with China becoming stricter about what sort of recyclables it will accept. The News Tribune: Tacoma coffee drinkers - Don't toss that cup in the trash.

2018 48

Recycling News Roundup - June 2018

Living Green Technology

2018 has been a wild year when it comes to recycling and green living news. Keep reading for the latest from these industries. Seattle Times: Some Seattle-area recycling dumped in landfills as China’s restrictions kick in The Seattle Times recently published an article on how China's decision to shut its doors to American recyclables has had a trickle down effect on recycling here in Seattle.

2018 54

Mercury News reports Tesla Model 3s now part of overarching lawsuit since suffering dangerous sudden acceleration

Green Living Guy

The post Mercury News reports Tesla Model 3s now part of overarching lawsuit since suffering dangerous sudden acceleration appeared first on Green Living Guy.

2020 57

Cue that breaking news headline music!

Environmental Economics

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The finding is likely to be welcomed by Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states but is sure to further rankle environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama over his energy policy. via news.yahoo.com. If (when?)

2014 143

Bad tenure news for Indiana Jones

Environmental Economics

The departmental committee has met to decide on Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones tenure, and the news is not good. In his nine years with the department, Dr. Jones has failed to complete even one uninterrupted semester of instruction. In fact, he hasn’t been in attendance for more than four consecutive weeks since he was hired.

Recycling News Roundup: December 2018

Living Green Technology

The New Year is nearly upon us, and we have a new batch of recycling news for you! King 5 News: Where to recycle your holiday lights The holidays are here, which mean many of you are putting up your lights! Recycling Today - Electronics recyclers plead guilty to fraud The ownership of Seattle recyler Total Reclaim , the Pacific Northwest's largest recycler of e-waste, has pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

2018 40

Can my students now use The Onion as a legitimate news source?

Environmental Economics

invaded Iraq, a news outlet predicted the war would be a colossal disaster that would ultimately destabilize the Middle East and fuel the rise of anti-Western forces willing to die for a fundamentalist cause. And the satirical news site nailed it. In March 2003, soon after the U.S.

2015 178

Bad News for Ridley Terminal

Sightline Daily

Here’s just a sampling of the recent news suggesting that Ridley’s facing serious long-term troubles: Cancelled shipping contracts. ” The earnings boost might seem like welcome news, but in this case, it was the opposite: two companies that had already paid a total millions to reserve space at the terminal had essentially forfeited their deposits , recognizing that they’d lose even more money if they tried to ship coal overseas.

2014 74

Good News Garage

Green Earth Journey

Luckily, someone stepped in to help her with her dilemma: Good News Garage , a local nonprofit group. When she decided to upgrade her vehicle, she remembered the kindness that she had been shown, and decided to pass the favor on by donating her Subaru back to Good News Garage, so that another family would be able to benefit from her charity. “ Everybody needs help in different ways, so I try to give back.pay it forward", ” she told Good News Garage.

2009 100

Bad news for efficiency of commercial fishing

Environmental Economics

From the SAFMC's South Atlantic Update : In March, the Council approved a motion to “terminate all work relative to catch share development in Amendment 21” (catch share development would continue for the golden crab fishery and wreckfish). The amendment, known as the Comprehensive Catch Share Amendment, addressed the possible use of catch share programs for snapper grouper species currently under management through quotas with the exception of snowy grouper.

Bad News for On-Line Classes

Environmental Economics

Online classes are already common in colleges, and, on the whole, the record is not encouraging. According to Columbia University’s Community College Research Center, for example, about seven million students — about a third of all those enrolled in college — are enrolled in what the center describes as traditional online courses. These typically have about 25 students and are run by professors who often have little interaction with students.

2013 122

Top Geothermal News!

Green Living Ideas

The good news is that in 2013 geothermal energy continued to grow, and based on reports in just the first weeks of the year it looks like 2014 is off to a good start. Top Geothermal News for 2014. Though we don’t talk too often about clean tech here on Green Living Ideas , we’re certainly big fans of a renewable future!

Earth911 Reader: Sustainability, Recycling, Business and Science News

AGreenLiving

The Earth911 team combs news and research for interesting ideas … The post Earth911 Reader: Sustainability, Recycling, Business and Science News appeared first on Earth 911. Original post: Earth911 Reader: Sustainability, Recycling, Business and Science News.

2020 36

Q&A with "America's Finest News Source" about the polar vortex

Environmental Economics

The top five, IMHO, are below: The central and eastern parts of the United States are currently suffering through one of the coldest winters on record, with the so-called polar vortex returning yet again this week to the Midwest and Northeast. Here are The Onion’s answers to readers’ most common questions about this year’s unusual and bitterly cold winter: Does the inclement weather have anything to do with global warming? No one’s looked into it yet.

Apparently climate change is real (or maybe this is just FAKE NEWS)

Environmental Economics

Interesting read from the Guardian  on how even the cherry-picked data against climate change is no longer against climate change (I know the Guardian is just a liberal rag written by those non-EU Brits with an agenda and unlikely to change any deniers' minds because it is probably FAKE NEWS, but still an interesting read): A new paper  just published in the Journal of Climate is a stunning setback for the darling of cherry-picking for contrarian scientists and elected officials.

2017 122

Good news doesn’t just cheer us up

Green (Living) Review

Studies have shown how we are more likely to remember negative events than good ones, which may be a factor in the media’s focus on bad news. But good news does more than simply cheer us up; new research shows how it also affects behaviour and benefits society While reciting the epitaph of Julius Caesar in an intense moment of the Shakespearean play, Anthony says: “…the evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones”.

2014 100

Earth911 Reader: Your Weekly Sustainability, Business, and Science News Summary

AGreenLiving

The Earth911 team combs news and research for interesting ideas … The post Earth911 Reader: Your Weekly Sustainability, Business, and Science News Summary appeared first on Earth 911.

2020 36

The law of unintended consequences strikes againnvironment - Yahoo! News

Environmental Economics

Back in 2009, the “ Cash for Clunkers ” federal program was supposed to be a boon for the environment and the economy. During a limited time, consumers could trade in an old gas-guzzling used car for up to $4,500 cash back towards the purchase of a fuel-efficient new car. It seemed like a win for everyone: the environment , the gasping auto industry and cash-strapped consumers.

2013 133

Sunday’s Green News Snippets

Green Prophet

Get your weekly dose of green news snippets from the region. It’s been another great week of green news coming from the Middle East. And we have more bite-size news to keep you busy this quiet Sunday too. Petra News. Gulf News. For more Green News from the region see: Guide To The Durban Climate Talks & The Oil-Rich Middle East.

2011 70

Living Green Technology Electronics Recycling News

Living Green Technology

US News: More Than 260,000 Tons of E-Waste Collected in New York According to the NY Department of Environmental Conservation, more than 260 thousand tons of electronic waste has been collected in the first six years of New York's e-waste recycling program. National Geographic: Each U.S.

2018 40

George’s Long Farewell: Why One Snail’s Death Became International News

Nature Conservancy - Science

The death of a colorful snail named George draws international attention over the plight of vanishing species. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Invasive Species

2019 86

How Cleantech Companies Should Announce Their Exciting News

Michael Grossman

I track dozens of cleantech companies on Google, subscribe to all sorts of newsletter lists, and follow even more cleantech companies on LinkedIn so that I can keep up with industry news. Your cleantech company can’t compete with that news deluge, but you can help yourself by continually pumping out the news. This requires an infrastructure to support a constant peppering of your audience to extend your brand and share news to promote your brand story.

2019 40

When was the last time you saw "permanent income hypothesis" in the news?

Environmental Economics

Today: While few outside of Texas and North Dakota are complaining about this huge savings that consumers have enjoyed since energy prices began falling last summer, economists have been stumped recently trying to figure out exactly what consumers are doing with the windfall. They have not gone on a shopping spree at the mall or online. Results at many retail chains have been mixed, and some stores that are middle-class fixtures, like Sears and J.C. Penney, continue to struggle.

2015 148

Earth911 Quiz #79: Climate News 2020 Challenge

AGreenLiving

2020 has started with an avalanche of bad environmental news. … The post Earth911 Quiz #79: Climate News 2020 Challenge appeared first on Earth911.com. Read more: Earth911 Quiz #79: Climate News 2020 Challenge. Eco appeared-first bad-environmental breaking-news business & policy earth911 earth911-quiz first-on-earth911 getting involved

2020 28

Living Green Technology Seattle Recycling News Roundup

Living Green Technology

Keep reading for our recycling news roundup! Good job Seattle: City recycling rate nearing 60 percent According to KOMO News, Seattle is continuing the great work it has done in recycling, and has improved its recycling rate for the 13th consecutive year. Oftentimes it’s easy to lose sight of the progress that’s being made in improving our environment when the mainstream media continues to focus on all the problems in the world.

2017 40

Climate change and the media: More news is good news

AGreenLiving

View original here: Climate change and the media: More news is good news. For the media, climate change is morphing from a controversy to a crisis. Business Green climate change media morphing-from the-media two steps forward

2019 28

Working With Loggers for Forest Conservation: New E&E News Series

Nature Conservancy - Science

The online news service E&E News has just published a three-part series on how such efforts are playing out in Indonesia — the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, in part because of deforestation there. E&E News reporter Coco Liu goes into the forest with Conservancy scientist Peter Ellis to find out why the benefits of such a logging approach might often outweigh the costs.

The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019

AGreenLiving

Most people will remember 2019 as a year dominated by … The post The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019 appeared first on Earth911.com. See original here: The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019.

2019 36

Living Green Technology Recycling News Roundup

Living Green Technology

Keep reading for our recycling news roundup! Recycling Today: Material challenges remain on electronics recycling front Some great news is coming out of the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC), with electronic manufacturers announcing that they will be making a bigger effort to use materials and product designs that make electronics recycling easier and more popular.

2017 40

Radio Waves Carry News of Climate Change

Green Prophet

Colin Price of Tel Aviv University ( he discovered the link between lightning and climate change ) has found that the radio waves reflecting back to Earth from the ionosphere offer valuable news on climate change as well. The ionosphere, one of the regions of the upper atmosphere, plays an important role in global communications. Ionized by solar radiation, this electricity-rich region is used for the transmission of long wave communications, such as radio waves. Now Prof.

First The Good News …

Eco Friendly Daily

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature ( IUCN ) just announced that the humpback whale has been upgraded to “least concern” status. This category corresponds to a low risk of extinction. The change represents an improved population size as assessed by the Cetacean Specialist Group, resulting in the downgrade from “vulnerable” status. In fact, the current estimate puts the global humpback population at 40,000 – about 35% of the historic pre-whaling population.