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Tough new statewide regulations restricting outdoor water use took effect Tuesday, the same day millions of gallons of water gushed from a ruptured water main near the UCLA campus. Under the emergency conservation restrictions, which were approved July 15 and were prompted by the statewide drought, hosing down driveways and... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 hours ago at Environmental Economics
When I heard the phrase "Margarita Declaration" I had much higher (and drunker) hopes than 131 environmental groups banding together to call for an end to capitalism. A UN-backed conference on climate change ended with a call to end capitalism. The conference, organised by the Venezuelan government, saw 130 green... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
A new article in Nature: Climate Change says that the recent 15 year non-warming period is fully explained by climate models that account for El Nino and La Nina. The question of how climate model projections have tracked the actual evolution of global mean surface air temperature is important in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Environmental Economics
I know I've fallen behind on my 24 viewing for the season, but after this, I'm ready for the season to take some odd turns soon: The Tour de France can be unforgiving and crushingly heartbreaking. On Sunday's stage 15, Jack Bauer experienced this firsthand. Does Jack infiltrate the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Environmental Economics
I just got redirected (using Chrome) to some 'Ellen Degeneres got dumped by CoverGirl for lying' website. While intrigued, I resisted the temptation to learn more.
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"You show me a polluter, I'll show you a subsidy; I'll show you a fat cat who's using political clout to escape the discipline of the free market and force the public to pay his production costs. That's what all pollution is -- it is always a subsidy." ~ Robert... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Australia has repealed their Carbon Tax. I'm sensing a need for some snark... Opposition politicians and environmentalists in Australia reacted with dismay Thursday to the country’s repeal of laws requiring large companies to pay for carbon emissions, saying that it made Australia the first country to reverse progress on fighting... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 17, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Ohio typically would prefer that consumers and constituents be able to make an informed decision, instead of dictating the use of the recreational waters of the state via www.dispatch.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 16, 2014 at Environmental Economics
The departmental committee has met to decide on Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones tenure, and the news is not good... In his nine years with the department, Dr. Jones has failed to complete even one uninterrupted semester of instruction. In fact, he hasn’t been in attendance for more than four consecutive... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Is climate change due for an “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” moment? The 1852 bestseller helped transform abolitionism into a mainstream cause. Now, “cli-fi” is trying to do the same for environmentalism. The emerging genre is a cousin of sci-fi. But its books are set, NPR writes, “in worlds, not unlike our... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 11, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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"As someone who hails from the Bluegrass State, what can I say?" You can say "y'all" You can say "holler" You can say "crick"
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Off-shore windfarms versus rare birds...who should win? Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Environmental Economics
State scientists found high levels of E. coli, phosphorus and other pollutants at nearly every test point in the tributaries that feed the Scioto River northwest of Columbus. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency found that E. coli levels at sites used by boaters and swimmers were higher than federal safety... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 8, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Storm clouds in Iowa (from a recent road trip). Photo Credit: Official Second Oldest Daughter of Env-Econ Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Environmental Economics
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released a new list of 10 species banned from being imported, exported, sold or possessed in Ohio. In the list below are the 10 evil invaders (some are edited to take away any identifying characteristics like 'shrimp' and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Environmental Economics
It’s indisputable that animals are eating our trash, according to oceanographer Peter Davison of the Farallon Institute for Advanced Ecosystem Research, but we don’t know the consequences. The ingested material could end up in the tuna that we eat, or as Davison told Science, plastic in fish “may dissolve back... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 2, 2014 at Environmental Economics
When I begin to discuss externalities in my Principles of Economics and my Environmental Economics classes, I usually use vaccinations as an example of a positive consumption externality. The economic issue of vaccination is not so much whether you are preventing illness in your own child by having him or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Environmental Economics
The state is investigating a fish kill in an eastern Ohio creek near where a fire occurred at a shale-well fracking site on Saturday. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources learned yesterday of the fish kill in Possum Creek in Monroe County, said Jason Fallon, an agency spokesman. Fallon said... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 30, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Where have I been for the past week? Well, I had the privilege (used loosely) of taking the Official Only Son of Env-Econ (OOSEE), and his baseball tea--the Crush Baseball Club--to Omaha, Nebraska to compete in a 12 and under baseball tournament centered around the NCAA College World Series. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Photo Credit: Me (in Omaha, Nebraska--more details later). Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Does this sound like a Sci-Fi movie to you?* “I think because [the new drugs would be] attacking such a vast area of the organism, the potential for mutation might be slowed, but I don’t think we could ever say it won’t evolve,” [Mark Fielder, professor of microbiology at Kingston... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 19, 2014 at Environmental Economics