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In 2014, the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) convened a working group to review centers and institutes operating under 400.5[R] of the UNC Policy Manal. On February 18, 2015, a recommendation was made by the BOG Working Group on Centers and Institutes to discontinue the Center for Biodiversity at East... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Environmental Economics
Generally speaking, people are getting better and better all the time at managing their own environmental footprints, and the effect that they have on the planet. But, as the world grows ever more environmentally conscious, and as sustainability becomes more a habit of everyday existence, it’s time for businesses –... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
Wondering what to major in? If you're a college student wondering what you'll do after you graduate, it might be good to know that young workers with degrees in agriculture, mining, teaching and medicine are in high demand. So are those who studied physics or chemistry. But if you major... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
I randomly take attendance in my Intro class (for exam bonus points). Today, to record attendance, and for fun, under the guise of 'current events are important,' I asked the class to put their name on a sheet of paper and list three countries in which the U.S. has active... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Environmental Economics
A message from my oldest (a freshman(person) in college): "I googled a question for economics and your blog came up as the first answer" A few comments: I have taught all of my kids "Before you ask a question, try to find the answer on your own. Google is a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Environmental Economics
The EPA has reviewed the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS for those in the know) for the Presidential Permit (PP for those with a juvenile sense of humor--like me) for the Keystone Pipeline (ever hereafter The Project) to proceed. The results? Well, let me quote the letter the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Why haven't I thought to bring in guest lecturers on a regular basis?
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2015 on Zero: 3rd class at Environmental Economics
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Mine was just the value of extension. http://aepp.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/3/373.short
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Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that University of Wisconsin System faculty and staff could increase their workload to reduce the impact of his proposed $300 million budget cut. Walker announced this week that the proposed cuts, along with a two-year tuition freeze, would be part of his two-year budget proposal... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 29, 2015 at Environmental Economics
"A third, Republican-sponsored amendment, which was rejected 51 to 46, was more political in nature." MORE political in nature? Really?
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on Friday beer post at Environmental Economics
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Press Statement January 22, 2015 CBF: Sad Day for Maryland (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan's withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction regulations: "This is a sad day in the long fight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Press Statement January 22, 2015 CBF: Sad Day for Maryland (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan's withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction regulations: "This is a sad day in the long fight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: Dr. Haab, Always a good start. Flatter me with Dr. and you'll get my attention. My name is [redacted so his friends don;t make fun of him] and I am a junior at the University of [southern state] majoring in Economics with a minor in FIlm Studies.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Nice!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on Tomayto / tomahto at Environmental Economics
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Anheuser-Busch InBev SA on Thursday is launching an e-commerce app called Bud Light Button that will make it possible for consumers in Washington, D.C. to stay on the couch while someone else makes a beer run. via www.marketwatch.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he would allow a vote on an amendment from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on whether climate change is real, and whether humans have a small window to fix the problem or damage the Earth irreparably. via www.theblaze.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C (0.07°F). This also marks the 38th consecutive... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Calling it their “no-excuse” issue, Ohio lawmakers are prepared to deal with the algae problem on Lake Erie that poisoned the water supply last year in Toledo making it undrinkable for two days , Dispatch reporter Jim Siegel writes. Trying to avoid the problems of the lame duck session where... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From an empty seat: "Did I miss anything?"
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First day of Principles of Econ: Photo Cred: Me (of course) Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Environmental Economics
“One of the program’s goals is to break down the financial barriers that keep many students from pursuing a useful certificate or degree. Two free years at a community college supposedly will make a four-year bachelor’s degree more affordable. Yet four-year colleges and universities depend on larger classes taught to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2015 at Environmental Economics
John forwarded this to me presumably because I am on an EPA Science Advisory Board (although for how much longer I have no idea): Congressional climate wars were dominated Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, which spent the day debating, and ultimately failing to pass, a bill approving the construction of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Environmental Economics
That's OK, in good Marylander fashion, we had true Maryland Crabcakes for Christmas dinner. We then learned that our son is not a true Marylander (he was born in Ohio) as he seems to have a shellfish allergy. That made for a long Christmas night and a shaky flight to California on the 26th. For our readers not in the know as to what makes a tru Maryland Crabcake as opposed to a 'Maryland' Crabcake you order in any restaurant outside of Maryland, here's the rub: true Maryland Crabcakes are made of three basic things: 1) Lump crabmeat, preferably backfin bluecrab meat, 2) something to hold 1) together, usually a little plain bread crumb and egg, and 3) Old Bay seasoning. If you order a 'Maryland' crabcake in a restaurant outside of Maryland the chef ALWAYS has to put something red or green in the crabcake (usually red or green peppers). And USUALLY puts some kind of sauce over the or under the crabcake. That is NOT a Maryland Crabcake. Stop pretending. OK, rant over. Happy New Year.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2015 on I big-timed #assa2015 at Environmental Economics
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Matt, I use the circular flow model for two purposes: 1) Demonstrate how a model simplifies reality. I explain it as a road map--you assume away the detail and focus on the stuff that matters, 2) As a framework for the market part of the course (ok, today we're going to talk about demand--that's the arrow that goes from the output market to households...). I like your idea of continuing to remind them of assumptions. I think that's really important for their understanding of how models work: Which assumptions are assuming away irrelevant details, and which assumptions influence outcomes.
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