A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina

Environmental Economics

Due to concerns about overharvesting within South Carolina coupled with regional management actions, South Carolina explored the technical feasibility of stocking hatchery-produced juvenile red drum as a technique to augment the abundance of South Carolina stock.   The paper is a benefit-cost analysis, actually used by the agency (see Stocking South Carolina's Favorite Saltwater Fish ). Rhodes, J. Whitehead, T. Smith and M.

Savings Guidelines to Reduce Your Vacation Expenses in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Green Prophet

Mount Pleasant is a suburban community in Charleston County in the state of South Carolina. The town is 177 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina and 4 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina. Others like the Museum on the Common and the Boone Hall Plantation feature exhibits showing the history and culture of South Carolina’s low country. Having a blast while visiting Mount Pleasant does not always mean you have to spend a fortune.

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An autism-friendly hospital emphasizes nature for resiliency and healing

AGreenLiving

Charleston, South Carolina has raised the bar for inclusive healthcare design with the opening of the new Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Cool Green Science

He has recommended protection of the hallowed ground of civil war battlefields, the creation of hiking trails in dozens of states , the conservation of working ranches in Montana and Kansas , of working forests in Mississippi and Maine , and the expansion of National Parks in California and South Carolina.

Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype 4 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | W hen the new Courtyard Charleston/Summerville in South Carolina opens in 2012, it will be the first Marriott to be built using a green hotel prototype developed in partnership with the U.S.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Cool Green Science

White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. Birds Environmental News Food Oceans & Coasts The Green Buzz Urban bbc nature Conservation Magazine daily news environmental news food Fukushima GMO green news Grist Mother Nature Network mussels ocean acidification songbirds South Carolina The Daily Green urban living white nose syndromeServing up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

"UNC-Wilmington Orders Mandatory Evacuation as Storm Approaches"

Environmental Economics

I hope everyone in FL, GA, SC and NC remains safe: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced on Tuesday afternoon that all 15,000 of its students would be required to evacuate the coastal campus by midday on Thursday as Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in years, approaches from the south. At least eight deaths have been attributed to the storm in South America and the Caribbean, and the toll is expected to rise.

2016 122

Only if it is a different state of mind

Environmental Economics

Charlotte, a large city in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the South Carolina border, is a 2 hour bus ride from Boone, a small college town in the mountains. The local newspaper: Appalachian State’s basketball teams could probably qualify for bonus frequent flier miles after the past week. App State’s men’s basketball team has traveled all over the Southeast to play basketball.

2015 160

The protectionist dilemma

Environmental Economics

Gail Collins on John Edwards: I was in a car with him once, driving to the airport from a campaign event in which he had expressed his support for South Carolina shrimpers who wanted to ban the import of Vietnamese shrimp. I asked him whether voters of the Red Lobster persuasion would be willing to pay the far higher price of home-caught shrimp. And when he waved the point away, I asked him about the trade implications, and what it would mean to the Vietnamese shrimp farmers.

2012 135

A Winter Solstice miracle

UploadVR

It is a pleasure to accept your manuscript BCA-2015-0053.R2 "A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina" in its current form for publication in JBCA. From the inbox: 21-Dec-2017. Dear John, Thank you for submitting your revised manuscript to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

2017 40

Your organic milk might contain algae and fish oil

Green (Living) Review

Whoriskey describes a setting in a South Carolina factory that sounds a tad less charming than Horizon’s cartoon cow leaping across the planet's grassy fields might suggest. He writes: Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. Millions and millions of gallons of organic milk contain industrial-brewed ingredients to beef up nutritional values.

2017 122

Happy New Year John

Environmental Economics

The new year is already bringing changes to North Carolina drivers in the form of a record high tax on gasoline. The North Carolina House voted in November to cap the tax at 35 cents for six months, but the Senate declined to take up the bill, saying it wasn't the right time to consider the change. Gas stations in North Carolina along I-95 near the South Carolina and Virginia borders will see significant decreases in sales.

2012 122

My spring football recap (with no mention of The Ohio State)

Environmental Economics

South Carolina 29,451. John Clay: The SEC has released spring game attendance figures for each of its 12 schools. Kentucky’s crowd of 4,000 was dead last. And, to be truthful, I’m not sure there were 4,000 there. Here’s the list: Alabama 92,310. Auburn 53,209. Florida 51,000. Georgia 43,177. Arkansas 42,000. Mississippi State 36,357. Tennessee 35,891. Ole Miss 28,000. LSU 25,032. Vanderbilt 7,500. Kentucky 4,000.

Ohio 109

5 Colorful Cauliflower Varieties To Grow

Green (Living) Review

With a massive heatwave underway here in South Carolina, I can’t help but daydream about fall and its cool-weather crops. It’s the only way to stay sane in the 100-plus degrees with what seems like 100-percent humidity. This hopeful thinking has me considering which types of cauliflower to include in the garden this year. The following are a short list of several cultivars that can add some interest to this often-overlooked vegetable.

2015 133

The Magic of Mullein

Green (Living) Review

We are so lucky to have Mullein growing wild here in South Carolina. It is so prolific and easy to find and grow. This year a dear friend blessed me with a few "starter" plants, along with the warning to keep them contained or they would go everywhere. I brought them home and planted them about 2 months ago in an old galvanized tub. My goodness, they have grown!

2014 133

Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

Weather related supply changes are not just for oranges: An unusually cold winter that decimated native shrimp has robbed the Carolinas of a spring delicacy. Below-normal water temperatures killed virtually all the white shrimp that overwinter in South Carolina's estuaries, and N.C. The cold heaped more trouble on Carolina shrimpers, whose numbers are also dwindling.

2011 122

Domestic drilling and gasoline prices

Environmental Economics

AP then turned over its analysis to Melnick and three others -- Phil Hanser, an economist and statistician at the energy consulting firm the Brattle Group; University of South Carolina statistics professor John Grego; and David Peterson, a retired Duke University statistics professor. In international trade we could invoke the "small country" assumption without worry: Analyzing 36 years of gasoline prices and U.S.

2012 162

"North Carolina’s Misunderstood Cut in Jobless Benefits"

Environmental Economics

Justin Wolfers: Since North Carolina effectively eliminated unemployment benefits last year for people unemployed 20 weeks or more, the state has become a symbol in the partisan wars over economic policy. But digging into the data suggests North Carolina should really be a case study in people seeing what they want to see. North Carolina is more than a case study, too. My reading of the North Carolina experiment is that it provides little support for either side.

That is what I get for thinking

Environmental Economics

published in April 2011 in Interpretation: a Journal of Bible and Theology, and “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand,” presented at a conference in South Carolina in 2010. Whatever happened to Milton Friedman? I

2014 157

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife

Environmental Economics

Acknowledging the timing was ironic, a trio of Republican state senators this morning held a news conference to announce they had filed a bill to open up the North Carolina coast to energy drilling. Bev Perdue to enter into a pact with the governors of Virginia and South Carolina to urge the president to open the East Coast to explore for natural gas 40 miles offshore. They couldn't have waited a day? A single day?

2011 126

Internal contradiction

Environmental Economics

  For instance, the American Public Power Association predicts that four proposed regulations from the EPA could result in the closure of enough power plants to power every single home in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.  Another one from an email I received from my Congresswoman today: Unfortunately many job-killing regulations stand in the way of more American-made energy. 

The Facts about Kinder Morgan

Sightline Daily

In public, Kinder Morgan points out that it is already operating coal export facilities in Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. In South Carolina, coal dust from Kinder Morgan’s terminal contaminates the bay’s oysters, pilings, and boats. Energy giant Kinder Morgan has big ambitions. The firm aspires to multiply its coal export capacity in the Gulf Coast region even as it seeks permission to build a huge new oil pipeline in the Pacific Northwest.

2014 87

Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

State: South Carolina. Notable Features: Located near the border between North and South Carolina where the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Piedmont, Nine Times Preserve contains five mountains that harbor a stunning 134 species of wildflowers. Peachtree Rock as it appeared prior to 2013 in Peachtree Rock Preserve, South Carolina, United States, North America. State: South Carolina.

2017 70

A nutty demand and supply example

Environmental Economics

In South Carolina, some orchards succumbed completely. Groan, I know, but use this one if you are tired of those Florida freeze examples: A rare collision of ill-timed rain, marauding animals and a growing love affair between the Chinese middle class and the pecan has resulted in the worst pecan supply in recent memory. As a result, grocery store prices are up by about 30 percent. In 2012, the nation’s pecan orchards produced about 302 million pounds of pecans.

2013 138

A triumph of the notion of passive use values (and jobs in the Atlantic?)

Environmental Economics

Environmentalists said opening the Atlantic waters would put the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia at risk for an environmental disaster like the BP spill that struck the Gulf Coast in 2010, when millions of barrels of oil washed ashore after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig. The estimated effect in North Carolina is 55,000 jobs and $4 billion increase in state GDP by 2035. Why else would the government try to stop mining in Alaska?

2015 160

A reminder that the broken window game has never been short on players

Environmental Economics

and * Frank Knapp, president of the 5,000-member South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce These leaders urge Congress to adopt a market-based cap & trade policy.

2013 131

"Charging for coal’s carbon"

Environmental Economics

New research from RFF’s Alan Krupnick, Joel Darmstadter, Nathan Richardson (of the University of South Carolina School of Law), and Katrina McLaughlin explains why “federal coal seems like a logical target for launching a carbon pricing policy.”

2015 148

Jane Iredale’s Natural Lip Stain Provides Custom Color

Eco Chic

At the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Refuge in Georgetown, South Carolina wearing Jane Iredale all-natural lip stain in Forever Peach. My Jane Iredale lip stain in Forever Peach has been a staple in my purse. I like a natural look, and what I love about this product as a lip stain is that it enhances my natural coloring—and moisturizes.

2015 51

Coal Dust in Communities

Sightline Daily

As Sightline has documented, coal dust is a problem wherever coal terminals are found, whether in Alaska or Louisiana ; Australia or India ; South Africa or South Carolina. Coal dust shrouds an East Coast coal train. Photo credit paulv2c. If you want more evidence that coal operations equate to uncontrolled coal dust, take a gander at this new collection of stories about what it’s like to live near a coal terminal.

Some empirical evidence on the benefits of catch shares in commercial fisheries

Environmental Economics

Right now, opponents in North Carolina are fighting to keep catch shares out of their region. In March, South Carolina lawmakers adopted a resolution opposing catch shares in their region as well. Good ol' North Carolina always gets the good national press. AKA individual transferable quotas: But derby-style fishing means commercial fishermen are sometimes forced onto the water in stormy weather or before their boats can be properly maintained.

2017 100

Doc Antle is the latest Tiger King star to be indicted

AGreenLiving

Antle owns Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina and appeared on the “Tiger King” series as a wild animal trainer. After investigating for several months, Attorney General Mark Herring announced last Friday that Antle had trafficked lion cubs between Virginia and South Carolina.

Catch shares slow the fisheries frenzy: Some confirmatory evidence

Environmental Economics

Lawmakers in North Carolina and South Carolina are also moving to restrict new catch shares. Guest Post by David Kaczan, Anna Birkenbach, and Marty Smith. Economists regularly turn to one famous example when making the case for property rights in fisheries: Alaskan halibut. In the early 1990s, the halibut derby was madness. At the approved moment, thousands of boats would race each other out of Alaskan harbors.

2017 146

Snowy Owl Invasion!

Nature Conservancy - Science

The reports are staggering – people in south-eastern Canada are seeing up to 200 in a day. They’re being reported as far south as Charleston, South Carolina, and east to Bermuda (yes, in the middle of the ocean). Small numbers of owls head south every year. Snowy Owls are showing up all along the east coast. Photo: Pat Haines under a Creative Commons license. By Tim Boucher, senior conservation geographer. Last winter it was the finches.

2013 87

The best part about the new MRIP is that you can get graphs

Environmental Economics

And some have decreased : 2004-2010 estimates for black sea bass catch in South Carolina were about 1.4 I tried a MRFSS/MRIP comparison for south Atlantic dolphinfish from 2004-2010: The MRIP catch estimates are lower but the MRFSS estimates are within the MRIP 95% confidence interval.

2012 116

3D-printed paws allow lame dog to run!

Green Prophet

She suspected that her team of designers could do better; Anderson works for 3D Systems, a manufacturing company in South Carolina that specializes in 3D-printing. This is the amazing tale of Derby the dog. The life of this little pup born with withered front legs took a radical turn when he met an animal lover named Tara Anderson. See the power of tech to change lives – all species welcome. “I

2014 83

Hyper-absorbent diapers made from jellyfish biodegrade in under 30 days

Green Prophet

Led by Eran Fine (CEO) and Ofer Du-nour (Chairman and President), Cine’al is currently in discussions with partners in Korea and South Carolina, which they hope will result in the establishment of manufacturing plants near jellyfish collection sites. . Until you have babies, the true awfulness of diapers doesn’t really set in. But ask the modern parent, who will buy up to 2,800 mostly non-biodegradable diapers in their baby’s first year.

2014 86

Do You Know Your Dog-Beach Etiquette?

Cool Green Science

With a big mug of coffee in one hand and the leash in the other, I walk Bailey, my scruffy black schnoodle to the beach here on Florida’s Amelia Island, one of the southern most Sea Islands in a chain of barrier islands stretching from South Carolina to Florida. A wet nose gently prods me awake, letting me know it’s time for our walk on the beach. No snooze button for me.

The Big Bambu evolving bamboo sculpture that will hold you, in Jerusalem

Green Prophet

All of the bamboo for the installation was grown in Georgia and South Carolina. A travelling art exhibit made from thousands of bamboo poles has landed in Israel. Inviting the public to climb on it, and inside it, this is one rare art installation made from thousands of bamboo poles which encourages people to be part of it. . Big Bambu is being built by professional rock climbers over a period of about six months.

2014 79

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Rob McDonald

Nature Conservancy - Science

I was an undergraduate student in plant ecology, studying the last remaining populations of a rare plant in South Carolina,” he says. “I McDonald went on from that South Carolina swamp to earn his Ph.D. It’s the seed of an idea that was planted decades ago in a South Carolina swamp surrounded by car dealerships. View of the crowded Sao Paulo cityscape. Photo by Scott Warren.

Ride the Future Tour Aims to Electrify the Country

Sierra Club Compass

Named the " Ride the Future Tour ," the journey will begin in Charleston, South Carolina, and end in the parking lot of Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. On Independence Day, while most will be taking a day off work, Sierra Club member Ben Rich will be navigating one of ten plug-in vehicles on a cross-country trip.

2013 73

Something to do on a Saturday night: a new social cost of carbon drinking game from the Wall Street Journal

Environmental Economics

For example, more corn is grown in Iowa than Alaska and there is more skin cancer in South Carolina than Ohio. If the climate changes so that Alaska and Ohio become more like Iowa and South Carolina, then the outcomes in those places might reflect the change as well.

2013 155

A Green Globe: 4 Surprisingly Sustainable Countries

Environmental News Network

Tokelau, like many other communities in the South Pacific, previously relied heavily on diesel fuel for energy. Originally from Asheville, NC, he graduated with a degree from the University of South Carolina and is now pursuing a career trying to make the world a better, cleaner place. By: Guest Contributor, Christopher Beck. Going green is trendy these days. Everyone has reusable water bottles, canvas grocery bags and recycling bins.