Great opportunity--AAAS Fellowships

Environmental Economics

STPF is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing challenges. If you had the opportunity to affect policy, what would it be? From my inbox:  Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF).

Choice and opportunity cost

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Opportunity cost

Environmental Economics

It might help to explain the concept of opportunity cost. In a benefit-cost analysis, costs are opportunity costs and represent stuff that society foregoes whenever a program or policy is implemented. Today's David Brooks ( The Wonky Liberal ): the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and its administrator, Cass Sunstein, have been the subject of withering attacks from the left. The organization Think Progress says the office is “appalling.”

Wicked Good Opportunity


Before we get our party hats on, let’s put it all in context and examine what it means and what opportunities it creates for advocates. Bloomberg reports that the introduction of “vegan ranges” is at least partially responsible for improving Tesco’s finances. Tesco is a very large publicly traded food retailer in Europe and parts of Asia. This is big and good news in many respects.

Past Mistakes, Present Opportunities.

Elephant Journal

That''s next to impossible, since every chance we take means more opportunities to make mistakes. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) learning from the past mistakes opportunity past mistakes the past One thing I didn''t realize is that learning from past mistakes often means being put in similar or even identical situations to ones that have caught us in the past.

10 Future Green Job Opportunities

Green Home Blog

10 Future Green Job Opportunities. Whether you are stuck in a passionless, dead end job that seems to be sucking the soul out of you each and every day, or if you are about to embark on your college career, green jobs just may be the choice you are looking for.

A governor pushes cap-and-trade (and a research opportunity)

Environmental Economics

The contrast with climate policy in southern states is stark: [Washington Governor Jay Inslee] has proposed collecting a new charge on emissions from oil refineries, power plants and other industries that would reap an estimated $1.3 billion in the first year. But in contrast to similar systems in California and the Northeast, energy experts said, Mr. Inslee’s plan would use most of the new revenue for education and transportation rather than on climate or energy projects.

A great job opportunity for an undergraduate economics student (deadline May 28)

Environmental Economics

Assessing the Benefits & Costs of Environmental Policies that Improve Water Quality :  A research training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. This research project will provide the participant the opportunity to be involved with large, administrative data sets. The participant will also have the opportunity to participate in additional research projects that are mutually beneficial.

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Profit opportunity in the UNC system

Environmental Economics

While the state university system reduces quality with severe budget cuts imposed by the legislature with numerous political and programmitic constrains imposed by several layers of central authority, more nimble private universities see a profit opportunity : Northeastern University of Boston is officially laying down stakes in Charlotte today smack in the middle of the city at Trade and Tryon streets.

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Change is Opportunity. ~ Angie Webster

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) challenges change happiness life loss opportunity perspective possibility spirituality We often cling to the comfort of our old perspective because we think it will ease the pain of change or loss. But that only leads to suffering. Intentionally remaining aware of how we are experiencing change can allow room for us to grow more easily into the new way of things.


Green (Living) Review

CIWEM and the EA will be examining the challenges in the planning and delivery of hydropower schemes at their joint conference Hydropower - Opportunities, Challenges and Sharing Best Practice. The aim of this conference is to provide delegates with an update on the current progress, including identifying new opportunities, tackling environmental challenges and streamlining the permitting process. The Environment Agency estimates that 1.5


Green (Living) Review

The UK government''s ''zero waste'' economy objective is highly desirable but unrealistic. We need to push responsibility for waste up the supply chain and put a brake on waste by design. In its latest report, CIWEM challenges government to ensure that everyone takes responsibility for waste – not just the waste management sector.

Joe Burton sees opportunity where others just see weeds

Green (Living) Review

Where most people see small, weed-filled sections of land, Joe Burton sees an opportunity to grow fresh produce. The Chatham man, who runs the Gypsy King fruit and vegetable stand with his family that his dad, Pat Burton, started more than three decades ago, is an urban farmer. He farms about 120 acres of land, including soybeans, but about 25 acres comes from land that would otherwise be vacant, behind area factories or along railway or hydro right-of-ways.

Opportunities to Improve Fisheries Management through Innovative Technology and Advanced Data Systems

Nature Conservancy - Science

A lack of fishery data leads to uncertainty… The post Opportunities to Improve Fisheries Management through Innovative Technology and Advanced Data Systems appeared first on Cool Green Science. In this study, published in Fish and Fisheries, the authors describe the current status, challenges and future directions of high-tech data systems in fisheries management in order to understand what has limited their adoption.

New Moon in August Brings Us 12 Fantastic Opportunities.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Astrological House astrology Leo new moon opportunity personal growth zodiacWe can commit ourselves to taking on more responsibility so we may be considered for a big promotion. We are ready to make serious plans to start the new business we have dreamed about for years.

Another travel cost demand opportunity missed

Environmental Economics

About 100 students with signs and homemade drums raised a ruckus at N.C. State University's Bell Tower this afternoon in a warm-up rally to oppose proposed budget cuts. The crowd included high school students and college students from various UNC campuses as far away as Appalachian State University. via What is the economic value of protesting budget cuts? Wouldn't it be cool if the consumer surplus was just about equal to the present value of tuition increase

America: Land of Opportunity (to get cancer)

Wend Magazine

“Moving to America will increase your cancer risk by 400%.&#. In a recent Ted Talk, Robyn O’Brien (author of “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.”) recently shared her insight as to why moving to America will increase your cancer risk by 400%.

Economic Development and Trails: Is Conservation Missing Opportunities?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Walking paths are common in the city and hiking trails are common in wildernesses. But what about the areas in between? Latest Science

Martian technology on Earth in trillion-dollar opportunity

Green Prophet

Look to Techcrunch any day of the week and see how investment opportunities abound in Agtech. Combine trillion dollar opportunities with a market sprouting in the United States. Growing America’s food locally using distributed agriculture is essentially a trillion-dollar opportunity, according to Nicholas Heymann of Wall Street’s William Blair & Company, a wealth management firm. Then go see Matt Damon in The Martian to get a sense for the future of your food.

Every Day is a Learning Opportunity, so Don’t Miss Out.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality be kind Don't Miss Out enjoy life Every Day is a Learning Opportunity give back help othersWe should all look at life as an amazing journey we are on together. Take the time to look around, and take in what is surrounding us. We should not always rush through life, but realize that we control our destiny, and that life doesn't control us.

Making people laugh, one opportunity cost joke at a time

Environmental Economics

As I was scrolling through the "environment" Google News headlines on my phone I found this one ( Stand-up Economist proves otherwise ): Yoram Bauman, the world's first and only Stand-Up Economist , stopped off at Lancaster University Management School this month during his UK and Europe tour. An economist and stand-up comedian, Yoram works at the University of Washington, specialising in environmental economics.

Shaheen-Portman: A Bipartisan Opportunity for Progress

Sierra Club Compass

This energy efficiency legislation is the perfect opportunity. They shouldn’t miss this opportunity. It may seem like ages ago, but days before the government closed its doors, the Senate took up a bill that would save us a tremendous amount of money and energy while creating jobs across the country. This bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act of 2013 (S.1392 or Shaheen-Portman), has the type of bipartisan and stakeholder support that is increasingly rare.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Service is committed to strengthening and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities,” said Ashe. “By National wildlife refuges provide premier outdoor recreational opportunities across the Nation. June 9, 2015 – It’s deja vu all over again.

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Distance Learning Provides Green Education Opportunities

Green Prophet

6 ways you can get an environmental education online. Some of them are completely free. An unsustainable spike is driving up the cost of higher education , particularly the United States where tuition and fees have risen more than 400 percent since the 1970s , far outstripping both inflation and the housing bubble. This discourages enrollment in the arts, humanities, environmental science and other subjects with lengthy or immeasurable financial payback.

Big, Fast, Cheap Climate Opportunity Within Reach

Green (Living) Review

IGSD Testifies Before European Parliament on Climate Mitigation Potential of Ozone Treaty, Benefits of Reducing Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone Brussels, Belgium, March 2011 – The world has a significant climate opportunity within its grasp that can bring fast results at low-cost, according to IGSD President, Durwood Zaelke, who yesterday addressed the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

Lebanon’s “Wasted” Opportunity in Landfill Management

Green Prophet

With equally pressing power supply shortages, it’s time domestic petty politics are set aside and more attention is given to opportunities that modern waste management technology has to offer. Garbage dumps roll into the sea? Rola suggests ways for energy intensive Lebanon to help ease its waste and energy problems.

Tu B’Shvat Ecology Study Opportunities, 2012

Green Prophet

The 15th day of the Jewish month of Shavat signals the launching of new Jewish eco-education programs. A potent mystical, ecological, legal and historical mix runs through Tu B’Shvat, a date known as the New Year For The Trees. For more on the meaning of Tu B’Shvat, read this post. According to Jewish tradition, it’s the day on which each tree is judged as to the amount of water it will receive over the year.

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Do You Speak the Language of Opportunity?

Sightline Daily

Helvetika Bold, social justice superhero.Courtesy: The Opportunity Agenda. In the US, the ideal of opportunity for all is deeply embedded in our national consciousness. Think: “ Land of Opportunity ” and the “ American Dream.” The folks behind The Opportunity Agenda remind us that “if we present only a litany of facts and rhetoric that conflict, or appear to conflict, with an audience’s core values, they will often disregard the facts.”

Tackling climate change presents a ‘golden opportunity’ for public health

Green (Living) Review

For Carol Kelly, biking to and from work is a no-brainer: She doesn’t have to deal with the notorious Seattle traffic, she can exercise without visiting the dreary gym, and she saves money on gas. And, of course, she acknowledges that her swap of a tailpipe for pedals contributes — at least in a small way — to tackling climate change. “I

Ethical Designer Opportunity! Madesmith Academy’s Sustainable Fashion Business Incubator

Eco Chic

Recently, we spoke with Rasul about this unique opportunity. The post Ethical Designer Opportunity! Is your fashion business (small or large) looking to increase sustainability practices? Do you have a great idea for a product line but need some assistance on the entrepreneurial front? Have you hit a plateau with the growth of your eco-fashion company? Help is on the way!

They say all Crisis conveys a new Opportunity.

Elephant Journal

A say about change… They say all crisis conveys a new opportunity, that whenever there was rain it stopped, and here I am transcending a new confusing moment of my short life. It is really impressive to note how many times we manage to come back to the same place without even realizing we are […].

When Houston ended glass recycling this 8-year-old saw a healthy business opportunity

Green (Living) Review

Eight-year-old Tristan “Pan” Berlanga never dreamed of starting his own business. “I’ve I’ve always wanted to be a basketball player,” he says as he and his business partner, 28-year-old David Krohn, drive through a neighborhood in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward. Krohn slows the truck down, reading the house numbers out loud. The bed of his new pickup truck is already littered with empty beer and wine bottles loosely packed in boxes and bags.

Amazon Biosphere Office Combines Plants and People in Missed Opportunity

Green Prophet

More critically, they’re another missed opportunity for game-changing sustainable design. Online retailer Amazon grabbed headlines with their plan to build a biosphere inside transparent glass orbs which will house its Seattle – based workforce and a forest of plants. Interiors will feature “botanical zones” modeled on earth’s mountain ecologies.

The Opportunity Behind Fracking. ~ Suzanne Spiegel

Elephant Journal

On May 21st, 2013, the Boulder County Commissioners approved Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) for up to 1800 oil and gas wells throughout Boulder County. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Featured Events Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only boudler fracking hyrdraulic facturing

Telling the Truth: An Opportunity to Go Deeper.

Elephant Journal

Ironically, my romantic life usually takes the same route. I start off in a romance with some wonderful, caring, smart, funny, attractive man. And things are amazing. So amazing, in fact, that I have to. Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) honesty Light lying relationships satya trust truth

3 Ways to Turn Nagging Problems into Opportunities.

Elephant Journal

What if we were able to see our lives as a work in progress? Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) anxiety forgiveness learning personal growth perspective problems Ruth Lera

Transforming a Closed Door into a Portal of Opportunity. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

drowning in thoughts that were quickly moving water. Cascading; rushing too fast to float. So I sank. But then I remembered to. Love Z ADMIN Love Featured Today breaking up dating Divorce lost love love picking up the pieces relationships starting over

Gulf Recycling Machines Convert Waste into Advertising Opportunity

Green Prophet

But Averda – informed by four decades of waste management and in-house research and development – has reached even further into the psyche of Emirate consumer culture by turning recycling into a golden advertising opportunity for the country’s big brands. Herein lies the genius: businesses eager for a highly visual advertising opportunity can sponsor machines and offer rewards.


Green (Living) Review

These industry experts will provide first-hand advice on the wide-ranging opportunities that exist across all types of sports venues. A major educational initiative designed to enlighten young people about the benefits of a career in groundscare will be staged at this year’s SALTEX (Sports Amenity & Landscape Trade Exhibition) at Windsor Racecourse.

And just think of all the opportunities for controlled behavioral experiments

Environmental Economics

In 1980, one in every 53 babies born in the United States was a twin. By 2009, that number had risen to one in 30, according to a new brief released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Over the three decades, the twin birth rate (number of twins per 1,000 births) rose 76%. "It's

Opportunities in Carbon Forestry


Conservation International Executive VP Jennifer Morris talks about carbon forestry- the upsides, the possibilities, the tenure and the financing. Disney is in this space for carbon offsetting in the voluntary carbon market with two projects in Peru and Democratic Republic of Congo. First mover companies needed in this space because this is not yet monetised in the US market

Marine Restoration Week: Restoring Blue Forests–Opportunities for Mangroves

Nature Conservancy - Science

Mangroves grow like weeds, making them easy to restore. But conservationists still must plant carefully. Some mangroves, like this Avicennia, require a bit more care. Ahead of World Oceans Day this Saturday, June 8, Cool Green Science is running posts this week looking at the science and issues of marine restoration. Here’s more information on Restoration Week and what the Conservancy is doing to restore marine habitats such as coral reefs, eelgrass, shellfish, and mangroves.).

Golden opportunity to fix broken transport system missed, says Sustrans

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, 10/26/2010: Reacting to Transport Secretary Philip Hammond's announcement today, Jason Torrance, Sustrans Policy Manager, said: "Sustrans is dismayed that government is missing a golden opportunity to put right a broken transport system, despite its green promises.

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