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WJZ out of Baltimore, Maryland has a cool time lapse video of the impact that Oysters can have on water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Here's the story: The Oyster Recovery Partnership in Maryland is trying to spread the word about the natural filtration powers of oysters. The organization... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
Get writing!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Prime-age male at Environmental Economics
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I guess you're not a philosopher.
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The Center for Ethics and Human Values at Ohio State is starting an interdisciplinary monthly workshop that "will serve as fertile ground for interdisciplinary discussion between those in the social sciences and the humanities on the relation between individual and collective decision-making, environmental problems and human and non-human values." The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From the Washington Post: Ideas should be judged by their quality, not their pedigree. I am not usually a fan of Republican tax policy proposals or environmental initiatives. But I strongly support the proposal put forward Wednesday by Republicans George Shultz, James Baker, Martin Feldstein, Hank Paulson, Greg Mankiw and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From Bloomberg: A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too. Former Secretary of State James Baker and other members of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Damn, beat me to it.
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From the inbox: An eerie coincidence or a scary reality? An Explanation and Apology Posted on February 6, 2017, by Robert Stavins I have been writing essays at this blog for more than seven years, and until recently, through 100 essays, I tried very hard to keep politics at bay,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Environmental Economics
The Washington Post re-introduces us to Anne Gorsuch, former EPA Administrator under President Reagan and mom of Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court: September 30, 1981: Budget cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency will strip 3,200 personnel of their jobs by the end of 1983, eliminating 30... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Environmental Economics
You're fired.
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Is this the replacement for 12291 (and all of its successors)?
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Yep. I just focused on the price effect. The post was getting long.
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Ironman--short answer, YES. I didn't discuss the quantity effect or the overall reduction in economic efficiency (the triangle to the right of the red/green revenue rectangles, between the blue and black supply/demand curves. That triangle is the deadweight loss and represents a loss in surplus (revenue) to the rest of the economy.
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On Wednesday, President Trump either did or didn't suggest that Mexico will pay for the construction of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico through a 20% import tax on all goods imported from Mexico. Here's how the NYTimes reports it: President Trump’s decision to build a wall along... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Environmental Economics
"We’re looking at scrubbing it up a bit, putting a little freshener on it, and getting it back up to the public." I...have...to...show...restraint...
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I am an appointed member of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee. As a committee, our charge is to provide "independent advice to the EPA Administrator, through the chartered SAB, regarding the science and research to assess public benefits and costs of EPA’s environmental programs." My independent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Environmental Economics
At least the vetting isn't 'extreme': Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency who want to publish or present their scientific findings likely will need to have their work reviewed on a "case by case basis" before it can be disseminated, according to a spokesman for the agency's transition team. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Environmental Economics
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I got way too excited about this...which worries me. Six entrepreneurs, five of whom are apparently Ohio State graduates, have founded a sustainable distilling company in Colorado: Marble Distilling. Their slogan? DRINK SUSTAINABLY! My life is complete. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Strategic retreat or minimizing cost hassle? With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Environmental Economics
At times scientists can be their own worst enemy. In an attempt to be accurate, scientists sometimes forget the most basic rule of communicating: know your audience. In the case of explaining climate change, and in particular, explaining rising global temperatures, scientists have chosen to use the phrase 'global average... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Apparently when it comes to Alternative Energy Blogs, we are the 9th ranked blog in the 'News' category. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Environmental Economics
At your age you probably had to get up to pee for the third time and just stayed up and posted.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on Chinese hoax? Fake news? at Environmental Economics
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You beat me to the joke (but I posted mine anyway).
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on Chinese hoax? Fake news? at Environmental Economics
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Source: The Fake News Experts at the Washington Post* *Facetiousness alert Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From FivethirtyEight.com: Whenever President-elect Donald Trump tweets about Mexico, the peso jumps around on international currency markets. Mexico is spending considerable reserves to defend the currency, but peso traders have come up with a cheaper solution: Just buy Twitter for $12 billion and then shut it down. It’s the monetary... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Environmental Economics