Researchers Calculate the Cost of Restoring Australia’s Degraded Ecosystems

Environmental News Network

Researchers propose a AU$41 billion nationwide plan for habitat restoration to prevent species loss that will pay for itself through carbon sequestration revenue. Researchers Calculate the Cost of Restoring Australia’s Degraded Ecosystems

Researchers Release First-of-its-Kind Quantitative Assessment for Sustainable Agriculture

Environmental News Network

Researchers Release First-of-its-Kind Quantitative Assessment for Sustainable AgricultureFramework will help nations gauge progress and pitfalls.

Field research

Environmental Economics

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Field research

Environmental Economics

I hiked the Crabtree Falls loop with the youngest daughter of environmental economics (ydee) on Friday. The Falls were very crowded but if you actually do the 1.7 miles of the 2.5 mile loop (instead of heading back the way you came), you are all alone. My western NC waterfalls book actually suggests avoiding the loop (what?). The first video is Crabtree Falls and the second is a smaller waterfall ("lesser crabtree falls") that you miss if you go back the way you came

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Undergraduate research

Environmental Economics

Some random thoughts, just to get them out of my brain: In the Thursday plenary, Thomas Nechyba talked about re-organizing the curriculum to make it easier to encourage and support undergraduate research. Each student writes their own research paper and presents it to their peers. Jennifer Imazeki: Just got back from CTREE – many thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success!

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Market research

Environmental Economics

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NASA Drought Research Shows Value of Both Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

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Now, new NASA research is showing how drought in the region is expected to change in the future, providing stakeholders with crucial information for decision making. NASA Drought Research Shows Value of Both Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Researchers Enlist Robot Swarms to Mine Lunar Resources

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Researchers Enlist Robot Swarms to Mine Lunar ResourcesWith scientists beginning to more seriously consider constructing bases on celestial bodies such as the moon, the idea of space mining is growing in popularity.

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Climate Science Researcher Contributes to Tropical Forest Vulnerability Index

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Climate science researcher Katia Fernandes contributed to a large National Geographic-sponsored project to develop a tropical rainforest vulnerability index. Climate Science Researcher Contributes to Tropical Forest Vulnerability Index

Small Satellites Have Role Assessing Atmospheric Particulates, Research Shows

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Jeanné le Roux’s research is among the first to use commercial high-resolution small satellite data for air quality research. Small Satellites Have Role Assessing Atmospheric Particulates, Research Shows

Making Clean Hydrogen Is Hard, but Researchers Just Solved a Major Hurdle

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For decades, researchers around the world have searched for ways to use solar power to generate the key reaction for producing hydrogen as a clean energy source — splitting water molecules to form hydrogen and oxygen. . Making Clean Hydrogen Is Hard, but Researchers Just Solved a Major Hurdl

Stanford Researchers Explore How People Respond to Wildfire Smoke

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Stanford Researchers Explore How People Respond to Wildfire Smoke

True Grit: Adventures in Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Research

Cool Green Science

Researcher Lauren Pharr enters the intense realm of woodpecker research – and climbing trees. The post True Grit: Adventures in Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Research appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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‘Tipping Points’ in Earth’s System Triggered Rapid Climate Change 55 Million Years Ago, Research Shows

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Tipping Points’ in Earth’s System Triggered Rapid Climate Change 55 Million Years Ago, Research ShowsScientists have uncovered a fascinating new insight into what caused one of the most rapid and dramatic instances of climate change in the history of the Earth.

Stanford Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Unlock Extreme Weather Mysteries

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Stanford Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Unlock Extreme Weather MysteriesFrom lake-draining drought in California to bridge-breaking floods in China, extreme weather is wreaking havoc.

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Researchers Focus On Gene-Editing Technology To Kick-Start Crop Regeneration

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Researchers Focus On Gene-Editing Technology To Kick-Start Crop RegenerationTexas A&M AgriLife is collaborating on a new approach to improve vegetable and fruit crops.

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Undergraduate research

Environmental Economics

Here is Aaron Wallace presenting his poster at the undergraduate research fair Awhile back readers helped out with a pretest of a survey. We revised the survey accordingly and collected the data. We found that travel cost demand slopes downward and willingness to pay is negatively related to the bid price. No surprises there, but the magnitudes are interesting. We also tested whether a cost uncertainty warning helps avoid starting point bias with repeated WTP questions.

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More field research

Environmental Economics

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Global Warming May Limit Spread of Dengue Fever, New Research Finds

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Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. . Global Warming May Limit Spread of Dengue Fever, New Research Finds

Daily field research post

Environmental Economics

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EPA: Climate change research

Environmental Economics

From the EPA climate change webpage : EPA research improves knowledge of the health and environment effects of climate change and provides sustainable solutions for communities to effectively manage and reduce the impacts of a changing climate. Research Areas for Climate Change.

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Field Research

Environmental Economics

I'm off for the long weekend to checkout the short term effects of climate change on snow coverage in the Colorado Rockies

OSU Research Shows Scale Models Effective for Predicting Storm Damage to Wood-Frame Buildings

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The research showed that a remote sensing method known as LiDAR could track damage progression on structures as the waves and storm surges increased in intensity. OSU Research Shows Scale Models Effective for Predicting Storm Damage to Wood-Frame Buildings

Research experience for undergraduates

Environmental Economics

The journal originated from efforts to help students understand and appreciate the research and publication process behind the journal articles they regularly read in classes. There will be an AERE-sponsored session on this topic at the Southern Economic Association meetings in November. Here  Here is an example of, what I consider, best practices from Colby College.

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Researchers beware: the risk of private money in academic research

Environmental Economics

I am not opposed to the pursuit of private money to fund academic research, in principle.    Even if those strings are not pulled, there is the risk of the perception of non-objectivity when private organizations fund basic research at universities.   Unfortunately, though, such private money sometimes comes with strings attached. 

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New Research Helps Crack the Mystery of Clouds to Improve Climate Prediction

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New Research Helps Crack the Mystery of Clouds to Improve Climate PredictionThe mission marked a turning point in our ability to observationally study factors influencing clouds.

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Researchers help track the growth of ginseng forest farming in Pennsylvania

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There is good and bad news about ginseng collection and production in Pennsylvania, and likely much of Appalachia, according to a new study conducted by Penn State researchers. Researchers help track the growth of ginseng forest farming in Pennsylvania

Research ideas from the Onion

Environmental Economics

The sports stadium contingent valuation literature is getting saturated. It has become well known that, in most applications, the benefits, including hard to measure "intangibles" like civic pride, do not exceed the costs. However, that is when the payment vehicle is a tax: Emphasizing that a new venue to replace the 19-year-old Edward Jones Dome is an absolute necessity, St.

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Researchers Receive Grant For Vibratory-Installed Wind Turbines In Offshore Environments

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Researchers Receive Grant For Vibratory-Installed Wind Turbines In Offshore EnvironmentsA Texas A&M team has developed a concept that could decrease the cost and time it takes to install offshore wind turbines.

FSU Researchers Refine Estimate of Amount of Carbon in Earth’s Outer Core

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New research from Florida State University and Rice University is providing a better estimate of the amount of carbon in the Earth’s outer core, and the work suggests the core could be the planet’s largest reservoir of that element.

Protecting Largest, Most Prolific Fish May Boost Productivity of Fisheries, New Research Finds

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Protecting Largest, Most Prolific Fish May Boost Productivity of Fisheries, New Research FindsOverlooking capacity of large females may lead to overharvest.

Eye in the Sky: Drone Helps Researchers Find Fresh Water in the Sea

Environmental News Network

The study’s results are the jumping off point for another research project to identify the location of coastal seeps throughout the island. Eye in the Sky: Drone Helps Researchers Find Fresh Water in the Sea

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Research Shows Flocking Birds, Schooling Fish, Other Collective Movements can Stabilize Ecosystems

Environmental News Network

In addition to being visually stunning, schools of herring, herds of wildebeest and countless other groups of organisms that act in concert can help complex ecosystems maintain their diversity and stability, new research by Oregon State University shows.

New Research Lifts the Clouds on Land Clearing and Biodiversity Loss

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QUT researchers have developed a new machine learning mathematical system that helps to identify and detect changes in biodiversity, including land clearing, when satellite imagery is obstructed by clouds. New Research Lifts the Clouds on Land Clearing and Biodiversity Loss

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Researchers Discover Hidden SARS-CoV-2 ‘Gate’ That Opens to Allow COVID Infection

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Researchers Discover Hidden SARS-CoV-2 ‘Gate’ That Opens to Allow COVID Infection

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UCI Researchers Analyzed Antarctic Air Samples to Learn of a 70-percent Increase in Atmospheric Hydrogen Over the Past 150 Years

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UCI Researchers Analyzed Antarctic Air Samples to Learn of a 70-percent Increase in Atmospheric Hydrogen Over the Past 150 Years

Teaching and research are complements, not substitutes

Environmental Economics

Most professors at most universities conduct research in their field. Some of this research advances knowledge in important ways (and is the stuff that fills up textbooks, by the way) and some  not so much. For most professors, the act of engaging in research makes them better teachers. For example, I'm sure I could teach micro principles and do a halfway decent job without conducting any research on the side (or teach "out of the book" in macro principles).

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The Emirates and Israel together in water research

Green Prophet

A first-of-its-kind agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi on June 1 to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati Water Research Institute. The post The Emirates and Israel together in water research appeared first on Green Prophet. . Watery skylight in Mars Science City, UAE.

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FSU Researchers Find La Niña Increases Carbon Export From Amazon River

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FSU Researchers Find La Niña Increases Carbon Export From Amazon RiverDissolved organic carbon is the most important intermediary in the global carbon cycle.

Decades of Research Brings Quantum Dots to Brink of Widespread Use

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Decades of Research Brings Quantum Dots to Brink of Widespread Use

Community-based economic research

Environmental Economics

Some context for the  tool picture  from the local paper: Since 2008, students in Whitehead's classes have participated in community-based research through the university's Appalachian and Community Together Office, which links university classes with local nonprofit agencies. Recent research subjects have included Mountain Home Music concert series, the annual 100-mile bike ride, Blood, Sweat and Gears and, most recently, the annual Valle Country Fair.

Stanford Researchers Develop a Better Way to Track Methane in the Skies

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Stanford Researchers Develop a Better Way to Track Methane in the Skies

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Researchers Identify a Gene that Regulates the Angle of Root Growth in Corn

Environmental News Network

The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led by Penn State.