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After yesterday's announcement of a tentative settlement between BP and federal and state negotiators, BP has provided details of the payment schedule for the $18.7B settlement. The settlement consists of payments for civil penalties ($5.5B), natural resource damages ($7.33B), and state damages ($4.9B) over 18 years. An additional $1B is... Continue reading
Posted 5 minutes ago at Environmental Economics
Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. The District, Baltimore and many counties in between are contributing millions annually to prop up one of the nation’s busiest facilities here in Elkridge, Md. — but it is still losing... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 23, 2015 at Environmental Economics
In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including himself, and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Tuesday that there was no way to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 18, 2015 at Environmental Economics
At least they have ATM, EBT and Money Orders on site so you can withdraw your life savings to pay their ridiculous ransom.
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Official Second Oldest Daughter of Env-Econ is a rising high school senior. Being a bit OCD, she has kept all of her college recruiting materials to date. Today she decided to organize it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Sharks are scary to many people. New technologies, like drones, allow beach authorities to notify swimmers when sharks are nearby. So when people are told that sharks are near shore, it changes behavior--even though the likelihood of a shark attack has not changed. The only thing that has changed is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Police are warning for businesses and residents to start locking up their taps. California’s drought has gotten so bad, people are stealing water. Thieves busted the locks on the spigots at a popular Asian shopping center on Barber Lane in Milpitas, just to get their hands on what has become... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 15, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Binge drinking among 12- to 20-year-olds has steadily declined since 2002 and is now at the lowest rate in more than a decade, a government study reported today. via www.dispatch.com *Yes, I know today is Thursday. But I'm out tomorrow and I don't feel like setting the delayed post. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 11, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Sessions at the meetings of the American Environmental and Resource Economics Association are called Dialogues Involving the American Environmental and Resource Economics Association (DIAEREA).
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In contrast to the stupidity in the NY Times over the weekend, The Washington Post has a thoughtful take on the value of a college education: So let’s acknowledge that college is not a commodity. It’s a challenging engagement in which both parties have to take an active and risk-taking... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 10, 2015 at Environmental Economics
It was another rough winter for Barry Conrad’s bees. For the second year in a row, he had to replace nearly 50 of his 75 colonies — about 2.5 million bees. Conrad, owner of Canal Winchester-based Conrad Hive and Honey, has been in the business for 30 years. Keeping his... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 10, 2015 at Environmental Economics
ONE late summer afternoon when I was 17, I went with my mother to the local bank, a long-defunct institution whose name I cannot remember, to apply for my first student loan. My mother co-signed. When we finished, the banker, a balding man in his late 50s, congratulated us, as... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 9, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Nitrate levels at a Columbus water treatment facility increased overnight, according to city officials, who said the no-drink advisory for pregnant women and infants younger than 6 months has been continued. via www.dispatch.com The defensive expenditure model predicts that in the presence of an adverse event the demand for substitute... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 9, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists. On average 4.36 inches of rain and snow - mostly rain - fell over the Lower 48 in May, sloshing past October 2009 which had been the wettest month in U.S. records... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 8, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Beer is unlikely to dominate your carbon footprint but it can make a significant contribution. According to my calculations, a few bottles of imported lager per day might add up to as much as a tonne of CO2e per year – equivalent to around 50,000 cups of black tea. via... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 5, 2015 at Environmental Economics
I wonder if we had some monopoly power through 2008/09 then competition picked up. Either that or we blew our load early and have been coasting since.
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FWIW: John is #23 (out of 228) in North Carolina. I am #33 (out of 200) in Ohio.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2015 on Congrats! at Environmental Economics
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Looking closer, if you combine valuation (revealed and stated) into a single category, it would be the second most common abstract category. Just sayin'.
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An AERE conference with no representation from Env-Econ. We should be embarrassed. In my defense, I have been to Cali 3 times this year and have to go back again the end of July. But I am on the program (as the 12th co-author or so).
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I like when The Daily Show makes my job easy: The Daily Show Daily Show Full Episodes, More Daily Show Videos, Comedy Central Full Episodes Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money... Continue reading
Reblogged May 22, 2015 at Environmental Economics
“We don’t just deny evolution,” [19-year old science activist Zack Koplin] says, “We are denying climate change and vaccines and other mainstream science. I’m calling for a Second Giant Leap to change the perception of science in the world.” To that end, Kopplin would like to see $1 trillion of... Continue reading
Reblogged May 14, 2015 at Environmental Economics
... the issues associated with climate change are not that different from the risk issues we deal with in the financial markets every day. We know there’s a risk — we don’t know how big the risk is, we’re not entirely sure about all of the parameters, but we know... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2015 at Environmental Economics
The American Lung Association wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the allowable ozone level to 60 parts per billion. That standard has been hotly debated during the past year, as the U.S. EPA has said it plans to reduce allowable ozone in the air to 65 or 70... Continue reading
Reblogged May 7, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Is it time to rethink the academic conference? Academic conferences are a habit from the past, embraced by the administrativersity as a way to showcase knowledge and to increase productivity in the form of published conference proceedings. We have been complicit. Until now. We believe it is time to ask... Continue reading
Reblogged May 5, 2015 at Environmental Economics