RePEc moves to St. Louis Fed

Environmental Economics

The RePEc Blog: IDEAS , one of the main RePEc services, is now hosted at the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It is running on new and efficient hardware also sponsored by the St. Louis Fed, and for the first time has a contingency plan in place in case of disruptions. There is also local system administration support.

"St. Louis Taxpayers Aren't Finished Paying For The Stadium The Rams Abandoned"

Environmental Economics

  The St. Louis Rams' decision to relocate to Los Angeles brought a double dose of bad news for the city's residents on Tuesday: Not only are they losing the football team they've hosted for the last 21 years, they also still have to pay for the stadium they built to lure the Rams to their hometown in the first place. Louis put $280 million in public funds behind in 1995.   the manner in which the team left St. Louis."


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Meet Me in St. Louis for Sukkah City 2011

Green Prophet

Inspired by last year’s Sukkah City in NYC (see one of the past designs above), St. Louis is hosting its own sukkah design competition this year. The folks over at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSL) certainly have sukkahs on the brain, as they are preparing to host Sukkah City 2011, a design competition similar to the one held in New York last year. Rabbi Andrew Kastner of the St. Washington University in St. Louis.

Antibodies Elicited by COVID-19 Vaccination Effective Against Delta Variant

Environmental News Network


Muddied Waters: Sinking Organics Alter Seafloor Records

Environmental News Network

The remains of microscopic plankton blooms in near-shore ocean environments slowly sink to the seafloor, setting off processes that forever alter an important record of Earth’s history, according to research from geoscientists, including David Fike at Washington University in St. Louis.

Male Dragonflies Lose Their ‘Bling’ in Hotter Climates

Environmental News Network

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Michael Moore at Washington University in St. Louis finds that dragonfly males have consistently evolved less breeding coloration in regions with hotter climates.

Research ideas from the Onion

Environmental Economics

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. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke revealed Monday that the team will be forced to relocate as soon as 2016 unless taxpayers build a new stadium with their bare hands. “We We want to keep Rams football in St. Louis. The facts are simple: The people of St. Louis city council.

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Artifox's solid wood standing desk has a place for everything

Green (Living) Review

Louis, Missouri based Artifox came up with this lovely minimalist design made out of solid maple wood, and featuring a bunch of clever organization details. For many, standing desks are a healthier option to work, allowing for more mobility and less potential for repetitive strain injuries. TreeHugger Mike has tried it , and Lloyd has written frequently about various standing desk designs , and how some office workers are even hacking their own versions.

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I have a complaint about RePEc

Environmental Economics

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is lauching a blog aggregator,, to highlight and promote the discussion of economics research. From the inbox: Dear Blogger, Congratulations, you made the list! Your blog is part of this effort. This email explains why and how you can help promote the discussion of economic research in the blogosphere. lives at [link] and aggregates blog posts that discuss economic research.

2012 126

When life gives you lemons, make fish sticks?

Environmental Economics

The department plans to process tons of the fish and donate it to food banks, including the St. Louis Area Food Bank. "We'll What do you do with a bony, ugly, jumpy, fat, fugitive fish that's taken over the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and threatens the ecology of the Great Lakes? Grind them into fish sticks and feed them to the poor. That's the latest strategy from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in its tussle with the Asian carp.

2011 126

Maybe now we can get back to fussing about the social cost of carbon

Environmental Economics

percentage point from fourth-quarter growth, or about $12 billion, the forecasting firm Macroeconomic Advisers, based in St. Louis, recently estimated. I'll be watching Fox News tonight to try to get a handle on the benefits of the partial government shutdown.

2013 138

Weekend Reading 10/14/16

Sightline Daily

It’s on the same theme but focused on St. Louis. The problem we all live with, the Northwest storm of the century, and more. Alan In April, we recommended this superb Stranger article by Seattle teacher Sean Riley about the huge potential benefits of returning to mandatory racial integration of public schools, aka, bussing. These past few months, I have been catching up on public radio podcasts. I was spellbound by this 2015 edition of This American Life.

5 buildings on this Missouri campus just achieved LEED Platinum


The Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri has just reached a major sustainable building milestone. Washington University in St. Louis Images via Washington University in St. Louis.

Here is one for the 2014 top 10 list

Environmental Economics

Remastering has been done by engineer Vic Anesini, and the reissue features new liner notes by original band booster Richard Byrne of St. Louis’ alt-weekly The Riverfront Times. And yes, reissues are allowed on the John's top 10 albums list: Great news fans! On January 28th, Legacy Recordings will reissue Uncle Tupelo‘s widely acclaimed debut LP, 1990?s s "No Depression."

2014 144

A philosopher questions happiness studies questions

Environmental Economics

Haybron (an associate professor of philosophy at St. Louis University): What does it mean to be happy? Daniel M. The answer to this question once seemed obvious to me. To be happy is to be satisfied with your life. If you want to find out how happy someone is, you ask him a question like, “Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?”.

2014 160

"Economists do occasionally agree on something"

Environmental Economics

Neil deMause at Field of Schemes : asked a bunch of economists whether St.

2016 122

This nature center proves zero-energy is possible even in wintry Minnesota


Environmental stewardship comes alive in spectacular fashion at the new Westwood Hills Nature Center, an interpretative center in the heart of St. Louis Park, Minnesota that blends energy efficiency, environmental education and beautiful architecture. Commissioned by the City of St.

Stranger than fiction

Environmental Economics

From Wikipedia : Moyer was released as a free agent after the 1990 season and was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals. Tim calls me out as I'm turning the same age as Jamie Moyer next month. Little does he know that I have a Jamie Moyer story. 1991: I'm in Kentucky visiting family and go to a Louisville Redbirds AAA game. Jamie Moyer is pitching during one of those years when everyone thought he was washed up.

2012 122

Cotton Babies Garage Sale

Green Earth Journey

If you are anywhere near St. Louis you will not want to miss this day! Store Contact Information 9916 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, MO 63128, 314-849-6400 Special Store Hours The Cloth Diaper Garage Sale will end at 1pm, but the retail store will be open for regular shopping from 8am - 6pm. From my Inbox The Cloth Diaper Garage Sale is BACK! April 25, 2009 (8 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.)

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Enterprise: The Car Company That Picks You Up and Shares Cars Too

Eco Friendly Daily

Earlier this year Enterprise launched their WeCar program in St. Louis following a pilot program initiated on the campus at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, the Google campus in California, and the REI campus in Washington. Enterprise is current accepting applications for their WeCar car sharing in St. Louis. Enterprise , the rental car with the slogan “we pick you up” is now expanding its services to include a car share program.

Bayer-Monsanto Agrees to $10B Settlement With Victims Poisoned by Roundup Weedkiller

Green Prophet

The German company acquired the St. Louis-based agrochemical giant Monsanto in 2018 for $63 billion, and inherited liability in thousands of lawsuits filed by people who claim exposure to Roundup and its main ingredient glyphosate was the cause of their cancer.

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New Contraceptives for Cascadia

Sightline Daily

Some 9,000 St. Louis women had been offered their choice of contraceptives for free in a study that has since been called an “Obamacare simulation.” The abortion rate was less than half the rate of other St. Louis women. What would it take to make the St. Louis results the new norm? If a set of things go right, Cascadia could become the St. Louis experiment writ large. All of this makes those numbers from St.

Join the urban farming movement

Green Prophet

Urban Farming has helped establish local community farming projects in American urban locations such as Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St Louis. Urban farming, whether found in large urban cities like Chicago , or in a Palestinian refugee camp near Bethlehem , is rapidly becoming a worldwide movement.

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The Furniture of Eero Saarinen

Green Furniture Home Design

1 The Gateway Arch in St. Louis may be his most recognizable architectural work. At the age of thirteen, Eero Saarinen arrived in America with his family from Finland. Eero studied sculpture and furniture design at Cranbrook Academy, a school his architect father, Eilel, co-founded in Michigan. The young Saarinen also studied in Paris 1 and at the Yale School of Architecture 2 before returning to Cranbrook Academy to teach.

Farmers’ Almanac® Names 10 Cities Weather Shuts Down

Green (Living) Review

Rounding out the list of cities named among the worst winter locales are Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Buffalo. by Farmers’ Almanac® Staff Writers Lewiston, Maine – Washington, D.C. tops a list of ten cities where weather can bring things to a screeching halt, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

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Go Green, Win Some Green

Green (Living) Review

The original green energy provider offers cash prize drawing for customers who sign up for e-bill by Michael Smith (Veshengro) St. Louis, MO, August 2009 : Laclede Gas customers who have considered going green by receiving their bills electronically now have a new motivation to make the switch: a chance at $1,000 cash. A subsidiary of The Laclede Group, Laclede Gas Company has provided safe and reliable service to the residents of the St.

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Dragonflies are losing their color due to climate change


The study was lead and co-authored by Michael Moore, an evolutionary biologist at Washington University in St. Louis. A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that dragonflies are losing key features due to climate change. The study has established that global warming is causing male dragonflies to lose their color, a feature used to attract mates.

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America

Eco Friendly Daily

Big parades are also popular in Detroit, Houston, Charlotte, Plymouth, St. Louis, New Orleans, Connecticut, Seattle, Orlando, and many more cities. Thanksgiving Day in the US will fall on November 26 this year.

Recovery: Saving American Burying Beetles, Nature’s Undertakers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo © Marian Brickner courtesy of the St. Louis Zoo. Photo © St. Louis Zoo. Photo © St. Louis Zoo. Partnering with the Conservancy are the Saint Louis Zoo, which raises beetles for release, and the U.S. People working to remove the American burying beetle from the endangered species list and thereby, most likely, from the planet have much to learn from Rhode Islanders — especially the fourth-graders at St.

2016 65

Resilient Sheep, Butterfly Cloud and 10 Vanishing Species

Nature Conservancy - Science

Strange could over St. Louis turns out to be enormous swarm of butterflies. Portrait of a sheep and her lamb in the shearing shed of Estancia Monte Dinero, Argentina. Photo © Nick Hall. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team. We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff on the Internets — and share the best of it with you every week in The Cooler : Biodiversity & Wildlife.

2014 61

Migrant Skyscrapers: A self sufficient housing design


Ishan Sidhu: In the year 1950, a massive St Louis housing project named Pruitt Igoe was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center. Although, within two decades Pruitt Igoe was torn down, but it became an inspiration for Damian and Rafat Pryzbyta, who have designed these Migrant Skyscrapers. Skyscrapers On Wheels Would Roll Away From Urban Decay. Picture Gallery. Skyscrapers On Wheels Would Roll Away From Urban Decay.

CCREF Launches Voluntary Program to Drive Scientific Research and Education Projects

Green (Living) Review

The CCREF acknowledges the generosity and leadership of the founding members of this program: WeCare Organics, St. Louis Composting, LETCO Group/Living Earth, A1 Organics, Novozymes, Chamness Technology, and the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority. Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) Launches Voluntary Program to Drive Scientific Research and Education Projects GIVE US YOUR TWO CENTS!

2012 100

Grow Backyard Morel Mushrooms this Spring

Green (Living) Review

This was planted in a tiny section of our back yard in the heart of the City of St. Louis. This spring, imagine finding Morel mushrooms in backyards. Gourmet Mushroom Products (GMHP) produces the Morel Habitat Kit™ - The first way people can grow morel mushrooms in their backyard.

2012 100

LED Light Bulbs

The Go Green Blog is a St. Louis, Missouri based online company that offers all sorts of LED bulbs for the home, office or vehicle. Switching to LED (light emitting diodes) light bulbs is one of the easiest ways to lessen your carbon footprint & save big bucks on your electricity bill.

LED Light Bulbs

The Go Green Blog is a St. Louis, Missouri based online company that offers all sorts of LED bulbs for the home, office or vehicle. Switching to LED (light emitting diodes) light bulbs is one of the easiest ways to lessen your carbon footprint & save big bucks on your electricity bill.

Healthcare skyscraper wins 2020 eVolo Skyscraper Competition


Created in response to rising sea levels, the skyscraper would serve as a “vertical community” for the northwest city of St. Louis in Senegal, near the mouth of the Senegal River. After receiving nearly 500 submissions from around the world, eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of the 2020 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual award recognizes visionary vertical architecture ideas that push the limits of design and technology.

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At the Intersection of Renewable Energy and Historic Architecture, A Wreck of Old Forms and New Ideas

Green Living Ideas

The Soulard of St. Louis is one of the city’s oldest settled areas, featuring homes and business establishments built more than 150 years ago during the heyday of American westward expansion. Instead, windows in this historic St. Louis neighborhood must be made of wood–a highly inefficient material that wastes a significant amount of energy. Louis will remain without a viable source of renewable energy.

Well-known stores closing in America

Green (Living) Review

Florida (11): Sears in Crystal River, Deland, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, West Palm Beach; Kmart in Callaway, Fernandina Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Orange City, Pompano Beach and St. Indiana (3): Sears in Anderson; Kmart in Indianapolis and St. Missouri (2): Sears in Lee's Summit and St. Louis.

Daily Demand and Supply: When is a shortage not a shortage?

Environmental Economics

  "I've been concerned about it," said Jeff Brown, chairman of radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, who has been involved in MRI scanning for 25 years and said helium has proved to be the most efficient coolant for powerful MRI magnets. "There Headline : A global helium shortage leaves businesses deflated--Production slowdowns, increases in demand have led to shortages.

2012 126

Now Showing: the Norovirus!

Green Home Blog

These experts noted that not only does climate change affect our ability to grow enough food to feed everyone on the planet, but rising temperatures (particularly in the southern hemisphere) result in the evaporation of billions of gallons of water needed to keep people alive – a progressively more disturbing scenario the closer one gets to examining disease demographics of the 21 st century. Other diseases once confined by tropical climates and temperatures include West Nile Virus and St.

2013 116

Recovery: Saving Lake Sturgeon, an Ancient Fish with a Bright Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some of the most impressive recovery work has been on the St. Louis River, the largest U.S. The effort on the St. Louis River would have been largely wasted had not TNC and its partners prevented development of 358-acre Clough Island in the middle of the estuary. Lake sturgeon, our elders by some 150 million years, have a bright future — if Americans ignore voices of the past.

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2013 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Winner Announced

Green (Living) Review

Recology, Reotemp Instruments, Soil and Mulch Producer News, St. Louis Composting, Waste Management, We Care Organics. BETHESDA, MD, January 16, 2013 : A high school junior from Michigan has been recognized by the United States Composting Council (USCC) as the International Compost Awareness Week poster contest winner. This year contestants were challenged to visually portray the theme, "Compost! Nature’s Way to Grow."

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Cycling? There's a (M)ap for That

Sierra Club Compass

and Canadian cities, including New York, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, Atlanta, St. Louis, Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Biking is on the rise in major cities across the country, and not surprisingly, technology is keeping pace. Years ago, we saw Google Maps include bike directions in many cities, and this year has brought a few new innovations in the way of bike maps.