"New Research Initiative to Update and Improve the Social Cost of Carbon"

Environmental Economics

From the inbox; Resources for the Future (RFF) is launching a multi-year, multidisciplinary research initiative to improve the methodology used to calculate the social cost of carbon—an economic tool used to quantify both the benefits to society of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere and the harm to society from emitting more carbon dioxide.

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Israeli Researchers Make Oil from Greenhouse Gas

Green Prophet

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers in Israel have invented a process to make a green feed alternative for crude oil out of two of the most common substances on Earth – water and carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. .

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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.

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Decoy: How Fake Birds Aid Real Research

Nature Conservancy - Science

So many of the amazing things we learn about birds require getting those birds into a researcher’s hand. With a bird in hand, a researcher can take measurements and samples, attach identifying markers, or mount migration tracking devices.

University of Oklahoma to Shut Down its Baboon Research

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After years under scrutiny from animal rights organizations, the University of Oklahoma has announced it will phase out its baboon research program by 2019. The University’s facilities currently house 199 Read More The post University of Oklahoma to Shut Down its Baboon Research appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Lifestyle News Science Top News

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Poland Bans GE Corn, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm

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Monsanto's genetically engineered corn has been officially banned from use in Poland after beekeepers showcased a link leading from Monsanto's seeds to the deaths of honeybees. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

Black-necked Stilts at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

10,000 Birds

For day 2 of the conference, we headed out to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve to look at some in-progress projects. Birding Estuarine Research Reserve FloridaI was in Jacksonville, Florida for a conference on Living Shorelines, a restoration technique for coastal areas throughout the Southeast. Luckily for me, there was time afterwards for a little birding.

Sunscreen isn’t enough against skin cancer – new research

Green Prophet

New research in suggests that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the deadly form of skin cancer. The research supports public health campaigns that ask people to both use sunscreen and cover up their skin with clothing.

Israel To Research from the Moon?

Green Prophet

As we learned recently from Rola’s post on Virgin’s galactic space travel for tourism , green research fields can be opened by space research.

Market research

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LED Lights A Health Hazard: New Research from Israel

Green Prophet

In teddy bears, iPhones and baby sleep monitors: turn off those LED lights at night before they affect your sleep cycles and health!

Egyptian Researchers Aim to Clear Landmines Using Bacteria and Plants

Green Prophet

Egyptians researchers believe that sugar beets like those pictured above can help to clear the country’s stockpile of land mines. So ASRT researchers sought a method of clearing the land mines that wouldn’t cause danger to humans.

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I've been slow to adapt but my new research field is "ecosystem services valuation" #chump

Environmental Economics

environmental economists should have a lot to say about the last item under the first bullet point (a later slide mentioned "ecosystem services valuation" under "research agenda"

Sea Turtles of St. Croix: Research Benefits Nesting Beaches

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m here to learn more about this research program that could provide a blueprint for protecting sea turtle nesting beaches. Our first night, we load Lewis’ car with gear and head out into the night to join volunteer turtle researchers. A green sea turtle nests on St. Croix.

Expect Worst Climate Change Scenario, Researchers Warn

Green Prophet

But Fasullo and Trenberth, who work for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), wrote that projections showing a greater rise in global temperature are probably more accurate.

Research On Stray Cats Hopes to Curtail Feral Cat Overpopulation

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A research project by an ecologist from the University of Guelph has put radio collars on a number of feral cats as part of an effort to find ways to help Read More The post Research On Stray Cats Hopes to Curtail Feral Cat Overpopulation appeared first on Ecorazzi.

A Dedicated Green Roof Research Center Opens in Israel

Green Prophet

Green roofs have become a widespread phenomenon over the last few years but very little research has been focused on perfecting the practice in the Middle East, where high temperatures and dwindling water resources have prevented widespread uptake.

Nature as Normal: Our Lead Scientist’s Research Agenda

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s why I’m spending this year as lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy focusing my research on uncovering the hidden connections between people and nature (and fleshing out some of the intriguing connections we need to know more about).

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Why Talk Therapy Doesn’t Heal Rape Trauma: Research-Based Profile. ~ Christine Cissy White

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Sunscreen Protection: New Options, New Research.

Elephant Journal

According to a report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there is surprisingly little proof that sunscreens prevent most skin cancers! Green Health & Wellness Health and Wellness health wellness john douillard lifespa sunscreen

Yale Researcher: “Desalination Should Be A Last Resort”

Green Prophet

When is energy-intensive desalination a last resort? One of humankind’s worst tragedies is currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa , and it is caused by the absence of water.

Cannabis made the effects of trauma reminders “disappear” – new Israeli research on PTSD

Green Prophet

People like Bryan know that Israeli researchers have been researching cannabis since the mid-60s – when Prof. While researching marijuana is effectively banned in America, there are ten strong research teams in Israel conducting scientific research on the cannabis plant.

New Research Makes A Strong Case for Fish Passage

Nature Conservancy - Science

An Alabama shad. Photo: © Steve Herrington. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer at the Nature Conservancy. How do you figure out where a fish was born? You shoot a laser beam at its ear bone.

Research: Can Restoring Oyster Reefs Combat Nitrogen Pollution?

Nature Conservancy - Science

This question is being answered by research conducted at the Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve. The area directly offshore from Oyster provides an ideal setting for that research. Could restoring oyster reefs combat nitrogen pollution?

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Camel domestication research challenges Bible’s origins

Green Prophet

In addition to challenging the Bible’s historicity, this anachronism is proof that the text was compiled after the events it describes, according to researchers. .

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WATCH: Beagles Rescued From Research Lab Freed for the First Time

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A total of 72 beagles were removed from a research laboratory in Spain, and 32 of them were adopted in Europe. If this story and video doesn’t bring you smiles and happy tears, I just don’t know what will. For this group of dogs, life didn’t start out that way, though. The future for the [.]. Animals Causes shannon keith

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New Research on the Remarkable Binge-Eating Bull Trout

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research just published in the Journal of Animal Ecology reveals the remarkable eating habits of bull trout at Chilko Lake, British Columbia. Research showed that juvenile salmon experienced high mortality early in the migration. “We

New Campaign Aims to Show Reality of Research Animals

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Tens of thousands of animals are used in research labs in the United States every year and a new campaign aims to expose what they go through on a daily Read More The post New Campaign Aims to Show Reality of Research Animals appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Researchers Say Eat Less Meat to Slow Climate Change

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Although significant reforms Read More The post Researchers Say Eat Less Meat to Slow Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi. According to a recent Swedish study, the entire world may need to cut back on meat and dairy consumption in order to keep climate change in check.

Of “Pizzlies” and Goose Dinners: The Latest Research on Polar Bears

Nature Conservancy - Science

Be that as it may, polar bears continue to draw the attention of reporters, non-profits and researchers. But in the past year, there’s been even more media attention, debate and intrigue around polar bear research. Researching the Future.

Ricky Gervais Wants Beagles Spared from Research

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Ricky Gervais shared a link on Facebook for a petition to stop the breeding of beagles for research purposes. Read More The post Ricky Gervais Wants Beagles Spared from Research appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Shell Ends Algae Biofuel Research

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Now it seems that Shell has dropped that direction of research stating that “In keeping with Shell’s portfolio approach to the research, development and commercialization of advanced biofuels, this decision will allow Shell to focus on other options that have shown a better fit with Shell’s biofuel portfolio and strategy.”. Algae biofuels have been one of several beacons of hope for those looking to reduce or end our dependence on oil.

Researchers Discover New Species of Humpback Dolphin

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A team of researchers has identified a new species of humpback dolphin off the coast of northern Australia. Read More The post Researchers Discover New Species of Humpback Dolphin appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Jane Goodall ‘Sickened’ by ‘Shocking’ Primate Research

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Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is speaking out against the horrific primate research being conducted at at German research institute. Read More The post Jane Goodall ‘Sickened’ by ‘Shocking’ Primate Research appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News jane goodall

Research and Birding at Elkhorn Slough

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I asked Virginia Guhin, Education Programs Coordinator of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ES NERR). Birding California Elkhorn Slough research“What’s that?”

American Airlines Stops Flying Primates for Research Labs

Eccorazzi

American Airlines reports that they will no longer fly primates being sent to research labs! The shipment of monkeys for research is a subject that raises strong public concern,&# said Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of BUAV.

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Research Shows Dolphins Call Each Other By Unique Names

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Researchers found that dolphins, known to have sophisticated communication systems, each appear to have their own names. Read More The post Research Shows Dolphins Call Each Other By Unique Names appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Bacon Damages Sperm Quality, Research Shows

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It''s pretty much common knowledge by now that eating bacon isn''t good for your heart, but new research has found that it''s also detrimental to sperm. Read More The post Bacon Damages Sperm Quality, Research Shows appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Silence of the Rattlesnake Researchers: Snakes, Culture and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Here’s what you quickly learn about rattlesnake researchers : They’re fearless, but pay obsessive attention to safety. In fact, when I joined snake researchers in the field in Vermont , I was practically sworn to secrecy. Snake researchers are silent. Snake researchers know this.

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!