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Twitter war!

Environmental Economics

Just call me the Darren Rovell of environmental economics. I received this comment via twitter: neither confuse big government with more efficient government, which is an even more frequent bias. The problem with that, and twitter in general, is there is little explanation for the comment. Is the tweeter saying that a benefit-cost analysis should be conducted to determine the most efficient amount of monitoring and enforcement?

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The "war on coal" continues

Environmental Economics

David J. Hayes and James H. Stock: CONGRESS long ago established a basic principle governing the extraction of coal from public lands by private companies: American taxpayers should be paid fair value for it. They own the coal, after all. Lawmakers set a royalty payment of 12.5 percent of the sale price of the coal in 1976. Forty years later, those payments remain stuck there, with actual collections often much less.

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War is a racket

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) War is a racket, said Maj. Butler wsaid and wrote in 1933: "In the World War ( and he was here referring to World War One. The Second World War was still a few years away) a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

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War is never the answer.proper pricing is

Environmental Economics

Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal.    On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed. ”. Phrasing this as a war on coal just puts people on the defensive and creates political backlash.  “Everybody is waiting for action,” [Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment] said.

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Star Wars*, Academic Administration and Moral Suasion

Environmental Economics

Sorry for the all caps, but I am on call tomorrow for anyone who does not get their grades in on time and frankly I don’t want to have to field calls while watching Star Wars with my son.  I'm an admitted Star Wars dork.  A message I just sent to our department faculty: I know it’s ridiculous timing, and the University scheduling committee needs to take a close look at this, but PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR GRADES FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS IN BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

2015 126

Invasive Specie or Star Wars Character?

Environmental Economics

In the list below are the 10 evil invaders (some are edited to take away any identifying characteristics like 'shrimp' and others I used the scientific name because the ommon name is well, common) along with 5 names of Star Wars characters mixed in.    Have some fun and try to identify the Star Wars characters (the list of Ohio invasive species is linked below the list--so you are less temped to cheat).

War 138

The war that forces a doomsday seed vault withdrawal

Green Prophet

But now, only seven years later, the Syrian civil war made it necessary to withdraw seeds from this doomsday vault.Svalbard Norway: It would have been easy to imagine the end of the world here surrounded by glaciers, polar bears and the long dark winters of the high arctic. The vault is designed to survive a missile attack or even a nuclear war. The Syrian war forced ICARDA to move to Beirut, Lebanon. Green Tech and Gadgets seed banks Syrian conflict Syrian war

War 83

War on Nature

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a few centuries since the industrial revolution, modern humans have waged war on nature, destroying ecosystems and collapsing our one shared biosphere. The issue is, however, that if man ever wins that war, he, and that is all of us, is doomed. Not make war on it. Only when we learn that we cannot win the war on Nature and that it will destroy ourselves will balance come back into the system and we need to work on that as well.

War 113

Gar Wars: A Fish Force Awakens

Nature Conservancy - Science

A gathering force of fish conservationists is changing the narrative around gar, an ancient fish too long accused of crimes it didn’t commit. Latest Science Fish Nature Pop Weird Nature

2017 86

The war to electrify: America can do it


The war to electrify: America can do it Elsa Wenzel Thu, 05/27/2021 – 02:02 Here’s an “incredible good news story for America” that’s getting attention all the way up to the White House. “Now we have to fight a similar war.

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The war in Mali

Green (Living) Review

In previous wars very often it was about oil in the recent times but now more wars will be fought for the “possession” of the means of exploiting rare earths and minerals. War, as Maj. At home our governments also need those wars against terrorism as it enables them to ever more restrict the freedoms of the people at home, whether citizens or residents. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Does it really have something to do with defeating AQ in the Maghreb?

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I'm declaring war on automatic reminders from journals

Environmental Economics

Me: This review has risen to the top of my review pile. I should have it completed within a week. That would be about 1 month after I agreed to the request and only about a week after the 3 week deadline that I foolishly agreed to. Did you know that in the same email you ask me to let you know if there will be further delay AND ask me not to reply? In reply to: +. On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 8:25 AM, <> wrote: This message was sent automatically.

2018 109

Daily Demand and Supply: The war on drugs

Environmental Economics

The global war on drugs is failing, new research suggests, as the price of heroin, cocaine and cannabis has fallen while their purity has increased. The war on drugs is a supply side intervention; that is, it's an attempt to decrease the supply. Using seven sets of government drug surveillance data, a team of Canadian and U.S.

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Storage Wars and a classroom auction game

Environmental Economics

If you are looking for a televised example of an unknown common values auction: A&E presents the new original real-life series “Storage Wars,” which follows four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. In Storage Wars the value of each of the bidders is a function of their own tastes and the value of others (and the goofy bidding games they play).

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Climate Wars by Gwynne Dyer

Green Blog

With a title like Climate Wars this book looks “alarmist&# even to someone sick and tired of being called just that. And underlining the fact that diplomacy and war are each others extensions. Scenario 2, Russia 2019: The Colder War. The oil and gas revealed beneath the melting North Pole and the new trade routes opening between fewer and fewer icebergs does not lead to war between Russia and the USA.

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Skateistan Skateboarding School for Girls Surrounded by War

Green Prophet

Lifestyle Afghanistan war education for Afghan girls Kabul Skateboarding Skateistan skateboarding school for girls The Skateistan skateboarding school first established in Kabul shelters girls and street kids from Afghanistan’s harsh realities. Since then, it has been so successful, the non-profit NGO has established two more locations. See the video of girls skateboarding at Skateistan here: [link].

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Overcoming the Water Wars

Cool Green Science

Photo: Peter Warren. By Giulio Boccaletti. In stories about water in the Western U.S., we read too often about conflict. The word recalls the severity of water issues we face globally, from drought-prone areas of Asia to the infrastructure-poor countries of central and southern Africa. And, understandably, it begs the question: Is our own water future one of scarcity? At the heart of that question is how we as a society will manage our water resources in the future.

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The war against the alternative media

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On both sides of the Atlantic an order appears to have been issued by the Elite for an all out war to be waged against all media that are nor under their control. This is yet another sign of what many of us have been saying for years – but then we are but conspiracy theorists – namely that freedom of opinion and freedom of speech is only valid as long as you only say that what the governments agree to.

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Star Wars 7 “otherworldly” set in Abu Dhabi desert

Green Prophet

Actors and actresses are starting to arrive in Abu Dhabi to film a segment of Star Wars 7 in the desert, according to sources close to The National – one of the best regarded newspapers in the United Arab Emirates. No plot summary has been released for the next in the Star Wars series and only insiders know how the film will unfold, but The National reports that some “otherworldly” action is going to take place in the desert outside of the UAE capital.

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Freed from fear of war and perdition

Green (Living) Review

" ~ Wilhelm Pieck “Freed from fear of war and perdition, freed from the unproductive expenses for military purposes, can peace-loving people look towards the future in happiness and can create a life of unimagined joy.” ~ Wilhem Piek Those words of the first and only President of the German Democratic Republic are as valid today as when he first uttered them many decades ago.

2015 107

Tackling War Contaminants

Eco Friendly Daily

will have been engaged in war for 10 years. The timeline of wars can seem to go on for what seems like forever, but it’s really the contaminants as a result of the war that seep into the earth and affect humanity in unfathomable measures. Exhibit A is the Vietnam War. The effects of war are unknown, and when there are chemicals involved, there is no telling how far the cause and effect cycle will go.

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The war on the homeless

Green (Living) Review

There was a time when we waged a war on poverty and not on poor people and this is not just the case in the USA. In the UK the war on homeless people has taken another twist in that it is now a serious criminal offense – felony to our American cousins – to occupy an unoccupied building and make it into a home; squatting, as it is called here.

Austerity a cover for class war against the poor

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Austerity is being used as a cover-story for class war against the poor Austerity and deficit reduction are being used as a cover-story for conducting class war against the poor as simultaneous reductions in taxes on the wealthy and cuts to spending on social security amount to a redistribution of wealth away from the poor to the rich. Thus it can be called nothing else but class war, or maybe we could even go as far to call it warfare on the poor.

2016 106

Water, Wars and an Uncertain Future

Green Prophet

A regional war followed that now threatens to turn into a global confrontation. As the subtle equation between water, war and peace was being revealed in different parts of the world, unnoticed by the global public opinion, Strategic Foresight Group took two steps. It proved that any two countries engaged in active water cooperation do not go to war for any other reason.

2015 63

Is the ‘war’ of EV fast chargers really over?


View original here: Is the ‘war’ of EV fast chargers really over? What you need to know about the future of the CHAdeMo and CCS specifications, which currently rule the charging technology landscape for electric vehicles. Business Green about-the-future chademo charging charging-technology electric vehicles future know-about- landscape-for rule-the rule-the-charging the-future which-currently

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Kurdish Self-Rule Spreading in War-Torn Syria

Green Prophet

Against the backdrop of the civil war raging in Syria, Syrian Kurds are moving towards self-rule. The civil war has excited Kurdish aspirations for statehood, dreams that have been thwarted ever since the Western victors of World War I drew arbitrary borders in the Middle East and divided Kurdish people among four countries: Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Business & Politics Energy Water Gas Kurdish Kurdistan Kurds natural resources oil war water

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Hire education: Reactions to the ‘war for ESG talent’


See the original post here: Hire education: Reactions to the ‘war for ESG talent’. When you write about people’s livelihoods and careers, nearly everyone has an opinion. Or two. Business Green about-people and-careers nearly-everyone you-write

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Hire education: Reactions to the ‘war for ESG talent’


Original post: Hire education: Reactions to the ‘war for ESG talent’. When you write about people’s livelihoods and careers, nearly everyone has an opinion. Or two. Business Green about-people and-careers nearly-everyone you-write

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Hire education: Reactions to the ‘war for ESG talent’


See the rest here: Hire education: Reactions to the ‘war for ESG talent’. When you write about people’s livelihoods and careers, nearly everyone has an opinion. Or two. Business Green about-people and-careers nearly-everyone you-write

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Rhino Skin Portable Bomb Shelter’s Got Your Back in War

Green Prophet

We don’t want to perpetuate any kind of hype during this immensely sensitive time in the Middle East, but now does seem like a good opportunity to share an Israeli design for a portable bomb shelter that’s got your back during war. Surrounded by Muslim countries that – for all kinds of reasons both justified and otherwise – don’t particularly love their politics, Israelis always have war on their minds.

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Star Wars Fans Lovingly Restore Luke Skywalker’s Homestead in Tunisia

Green Prophet

In 2010 Mark Dermul from Belgium led a tour of the remaining Star Wars relics scattered throughout Tunisia’s desert. After his last visit, Dermul appealed to Star Wars fans on Facebook to help him restore the hut in Tunisia. George Lucas and his production team built the Star Wars set in Southern Tunisia in the 1970s, bringing worldwide attention to a once-dominant Mediterranean country perhaps for the first time in modern history.

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Crop Wars: Food versus Biofuels

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite the crop wars, biofuels do not make up a significant portion of global transportation fuel. The face of drought is gearing up to take another unexpected turn as two competing interests grapple over shares of the 2012 corn yield. The problem is a perfect storm of low yield, drought conditions and the food-to-fuel mandate, known as the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). RFS Mandate.

It’s Time to End the Gar Wars

Nature Conservancy - Science

Now is the time to end the gar wars. Longnose gar. Photo: © Solomon David. By Matt Miller. I’ve recently expressed hope on this blog that attitudes are changing about native fish – that anglers and conservationists are valuing the whole of freshwater diversity and not just so-called “gamefish.”. And then I open Outdoor Life magazine , and realize that we have a long way to go. A very, very long way.

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Are we missing the point with the “war on waste”?

Green (Living) Review

But we must get back to that mindset if we want to win this war on waste. However, with all the “war on waste” talk and putting the blame entirely on to industry we are definitely missing the point, and that seriously. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Methinks that we certainly are for the point is not waste reduction and recycling but reduction of consumption and reuse.

2016 101

"War On Cars": A History

Sightline Daily

Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score "War On Cars": A History Posted by Eric de Place 01/03/2011 11:10 AM Tracing the origins of a peculiar phrase Back in October, I started noticing the accusation that Seattle is waging a "war on cars" pop up an awful lot in the Seattle-area press, and in suspicious ways. On its face, the charge that Seattle is waging a war on cars is pretty silly.

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Wood-crafted War of 1812 Chess Set embodies the great war in history


Abdul Vahid V: The famous War of 1812 is extremely significant in the history of the United States and the Britain. The crazy Etsy designer Jim Arnolds has shaped a huge chess set representing the war. Named the War of 1812 Chess Set, it is a handicraft custom designed wooden chess set with a large chessboard that boards the U.S. War of 1812 Chess Set. War of 1812 Chess Set. Each chessman on the board represents the war of 1812 in interesting ways.

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Congress passes authority for worldwide war

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Washington, DC: The United States House of Representatives, on May 26th, 2011, passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a provision to authorize worldwide war, which has no expiration date and will allow the current President – and any future President of the Union – to go to war anywhere in the world, at any time, without further congressional authorization.

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Solar War Flares Up in Israel

Green Prophet

There is a small war going on in Israel and it has nothing to do with a nuclear Iran or local terror cells. This war is over the sun. Two solar energy companies are part of a larger conflict and dilemma in Israel: should solar panels be installed on limited open space or on rooftops? Two companies Arava Power and Solar By Yourself represent a new kind of conflict in Israel’s complicated renewable energy landscape.

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Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On every International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for tougher international laws to protect the environment in times of conflict. The impact on environmental governance is significant, as war can weaken the institutions in charge of environmental management.

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Canadians declare war on Gas Prices!!!

Eco Friendly Daily

————————————————– GAS WAR – an idea that WILL work. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

2017 40

ISIS uses Tabqa Dam in Syria as weapon of war

Green Prophet

The Tabqa dam is a shield for their headquarters and a place to keep prisoners of war. The war between the Daesh and the Syrian government has also caused severe mismanagement and caused the level of lake Assad to drop a record 6 meters. This is by no means the first time dams have been used as tools of war. Dams tame wild rivers, they prevent floods, irrigates crops and generate billions of watts of renewable hydroelectric power.

2016 62

The Art of Clean Energy War

Sierra Club Compass

A war is shaping up that pits an entrenched, aging, and uncompetitive fossil fuel industry against a young, innovative and increasingly competitive set of renewable energy technologies. This front is critical to the broader war because technological disruption, and more importantly economic activity, doesn't happen in a vacuum.