2020 Vision for Earth Campaign

Global Green

and its Founder and CEO, Dan Bilzerian; Ongoing 2020 Programs Focus on Kangaroo Island and the Amazon Via Public Donations and Corporate Partnerships. The post 2020 Vision for Earth Campaign appeared first on Global Green.

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Some Research Notes on Using Geo-Tagged Cell Phone Data to Study Urban Economics Questions

Environmental and Urban Economics

An observer with access to my high frequency cell phone geotagged data would see the following patterns in my 2020 data; 1. The real action begins if one could access my Amazon Prime data in 2018, 2019 and 2020 as well as my geotagged data. The observer would see a more than $1 to $1 crowd out of face to face shopping in 2020 as we do almost all of our non-fruit shopping online. Several excellent urban economics research teams have access to U.S geocoded cell phone data.

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The Economics of Personal Responsibility and Human Development

Environmental and Urban Economics

Congratulations to Nick Kristof of the New York Times. I am really impressed with this discussion between him and Carol in Berkeley. My mother's name is Carol and she has been to Berkeley and I'm wondering if my mom wrote the following response; Here is the NY Times Source and my remarks appear below. By all means, let’s talk about “personal responsibility”’ — Nicholas Kristof Carol in Berkeley, Calif., on “ Who Killed the Knapp Family? ” (Jan.

2020 160

Will the Rise of Work from Home Lower Uber's Medium Term Profits?

Environmental and Urban Economics

Post-pandemic many educated people will be working from home 3 days a week. Some of these people will choose to live further from city centers. How will such "sprawl" and reduced work trips affect the profitability of ride sharing companies? For urban economists to be useful here, we need to make some progress on a few core questions. Does Uber make more money on short urban trips versus picking people up in the far flung suburbs?

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2020: The Year in Reverse

JANZEN AG

Here are the news articles and stories getting the most interest on the Janzen Ag Tech Blog in 2020. There is no summary of 2020 that does not include the Covid-19 pandemic. 2020 was the year when carbon sequestration programs entered the farming landscape.

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Homeland Security in 2020: How EPA Prepares for Modern Threats to Our Nation

EPA

As we look at our homeland security program in 2020, we see a more agile and resilient program using a risk-based approach to prioritize preparedness under the five national planning frameworks. By Paul Kudarauskas. Deputy Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Homeland Security.

2020 52

Testimony of Michael D. Shellenberger Founder and President, Environmental Progress For the House Oversight Committee August 5, 2020

Environmental Progress

Shellenberger, Founder and President, Environmental Progress For the House Oversight Committee August 5, 2020 Good morning Chairwoman Maloney, Ranking Member Comer, and members of the committee. Michael D. Shellenberger, Founder and President, Environmental Progress.

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Leadership Blog Part 10: Reclaiming Our Environmental Imagination (NEPA at 50 and beyond)

NAEP Leadership Blog

During the decade of the 1960’s and 1970’s, there were many literary figures writing of the simplicity, the beauty, and the spiritual depth of Nature, giving us vivid imagery that represented our emotional landscape.

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Leadership Blog Part 9: Reclaiming Our Environmental Imagination (from Thoreau to NEPA)

NAEP Leadership Blog

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” This thought marked the beginning of this country’s literary American Renaissance and it became the cornerstone of America’s environmental consciousness.

2020 156

NAEP Comments on CEQ Proposed Revisions to NEPA Regulations

NAEP Leadership Blog

On March 10, 2020, NAEP submitted comments to the Council on Environmental Quality on CEQ’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking revising its regulations for implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA.

2020 156

Will President Biden's Low Carbon Policy Efforts be Slowed Down by the Gruenspecht Effect and Slow Economic Growth?

Environmental and Urban Economics

In recent decades, U.S Clean Air Regulations have focused on reducing the emissions of new cars, new factories and new power plants. Old cars, old factories and old power plants have often been "grandfathered" and haven't faced regulations. Given the durability of capital, this differential regulation creates long lags between "cause" and "effect". In this case, the cause is the new regulations and the effect is environmental progress.

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Leadership Blog Part 8: Living Ethically

NAEP Leadership Blog

One of the human attributes that I absolutely believe in is a code of ethics or standard by which to live – professionally and personally. NAEP expects environmental professionals to live by their “Code of Ethics and Standards for Practice for Environmental Professionals.”

2020 156

In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

Yale E360

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar. Read more on E360

2020 94

Spiders!

IEAM Blog

The following post is one of a series previewing the research that will be presented at the SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting (SciCon2), 15–19 November 2020.

2020 82

It is the time for nature: World Environment Day 2020

Manning Law

In celebration of Environment Day 2020 on June 5, we publish here in full the speech given by Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme. “World Environment Day is a day of celebration. It is a day upon which, for over forty years, people the world over have advocated and acted for a healthy environment.

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The Fog

IEAM Blog

The following post is one of a series previewing the research that will be presented at the SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting (SciCon2), 15–19 November 2020.

2020 83

Wall Street Begins Trading Water Futures as a Commodity

Yale E360

Wall Street has begun trading water as a commodity, like gold or oil. The country’s first water market launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week with $1.1 billion in contracts tied to water prices in California, Bloomberg News reported. Read more on E360

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Leadership Blog Part 7: Environmental Professional Values

NAEP Leadership Blog

What does the term “Environmental Professional” mean to you? I recently met a person actively engaged in urban planning, green activism, and urban forestry in a government role that didn’t consider himself an environmental professional.

2020 156

Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020 Were Horrifying

Scientific American

We need radical change in order to address the crisis. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Mind & Brain Behavior

2020 103

Electric Vehicles Combat Climate Change

Global Green

CHRIS JOHNSTON DECEMBER 2, 2020. Chris Johnston is co-author of The Arrival of the Electric Car – An Overview of the EV Revolution Happening Now. The fastest way to shift the transportation sector to environmental sustainability is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

2020 83

Tension between public health and environmental protection

Environment, Law, and History

2020 83

How Biden Can Put the U.S. on a Path to Carbon-Free Electricity

Yale E360

Even without strong action by Congress, President-elect Joe Biden will have a wide array of tools — from expanding renewables on federal lands to pushing the financial industry on climate change — that could put the U.S. on a trajectory to decarbonizing its electricity sector by 2035.

2020 86

Can Geothermal Power Play a Key Role in the Energy Transition?

Yale E360

Aided by advances in deep-drilling technology for fracking, engineers are developing new methods of tapping into the earth’s limitless underground supplies of heat and steam. But the costs of accessing deep geothermal energy are high, and initial government support will be crucial. Read more on E360

2020 84

How Non-Native Plants Are Contributing to a Global Insect Decline

Yale E360

The impact of introduced plants on native biodiversity has emerged as a hot-button issue in ecology. But recent research provides new evidence that the displacement of native plant communities is a key cause of a collapse in insect populations and is affecting birds as well. Read more on E360

2020 84

Filthy Water: A Basic Sanitation Problem Persists in Rural America

Yale E360

Residents of Alabama’s Lowndes County lack adequate wastewater systems and must contend with sewage backing up into their yards and homes. Environmental activist Catherine Coleman Flowers says this problem affects many low-income, rural parts of the U.S. and can no longer be ignored.

2020 84

Emerging Investigator Series – Changseok Han

Water Research & Technology

Changseok Han is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Engineering at the INHA University, Korea. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Department of Environmental Engineering at Yeungnam University, Korea, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Han achieved his Ph.D

2020 83

Quality Data: An Essential Element of Chemical Safety

EPA

By Alexandra Dapolito Dunn. Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Good decisions start with good information.

2020 83

Agriculture Will Threaten Habitat for 90 Percent of Animal Species by 2050

Yale E360

Scientists estimate that if current food production methods continue, the world will likely need between 770,000 to 3.9 million square miles of new agricultural land by 2050 to feed the planet’s growing, wealthier population.

2020 82

New York State Issues Draft Value of Carbon Guidance for Comment

SPR Law

New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019 (CLCPA) sets requirements and goals for statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions, plans to achieve net zero emissions across the State’s economy, and renewables targets.

2020 83

Amid Tensions in Myanmar, An Indigenous Park of Peace Is Born

Yale E360

The Karen people of eastern Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area that respects their cultural traditions and looks to save the Salween, one of the world’s last free-flowing international rivers. Read more on E360

2020 83

Rising Temperatures Driving a Shift to All-Female Sea Turtle Populations

Yale E360

Whether marine turtles are born male or female is dependent on the temperature of their nest during incubation.

2020 82

Changes in Fire Activity Threaten 4,400 Species Around the Globe

Yale E360

Humans are driving large shifts in fire activity around the world, from increasing the size and severity of wildfires to burning ecosystems where blazes were historically rare or absent.

2020 83

Record-shattering Warmth Pushes Arctic Temperatures to 12 Degrees F Above Normal

Yale E360

Even as winter darkness descends across the Arctic, a year of record-breaking heat continues. Temperatures last weekend across the entire Arctic basin hit 12 degrees Fahrenheit above normal , scientists announced, with some areas measuring as high as 30 degrees F or more above the norm.

2020 83

Why Reusables Are Still Safe To Use During A Pandemic

Onya

In a joint statement released on 22 June 2020, they reassure the public that reusables are safe to use 1 especially by simply practicing basic hygiene. Use of single-use plastic has surged during the pandemic amid uncertainty in the safety of reusable containers.

2020 83

Pandemics: Legal history and anthropology

Environment, Law, and History

Trionfo della morte (1446) (Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Abbatellis) This coming November 6 the Centre d'Histoire et d'Anthropologie du Droit at Université Paris Nanterre will host (online) what looks to be a very interesting program on the legal history and anthropology of pandemics: "Les crises pandémiques à travers les âges.

2020 83

Mussels Sold in Grocery Stores Around the World Contain Microplastic Particles

Yale E360

Scientists have found microplastic in all of the most-consumed mussel species around the world. One gram of mussel meat purchased from a grocery store contains between 0.13 and 2.45

2020 80

Scientists Create the First Global Map of Bee Distribution

Yale E360

Scientists have created the first global distribution map for bees, analyzing nearly 6 million public records of where individual species have appeared around the world.

2020 82

Human-Made Stuff Will Soon Outweigh All Living Things on Earth

Yale E360

The combined weight of human-made objects will likely exceed that of all living things on Earth by the end of this year, weighing a total 1.1 trillion metric tons, or teratons, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

2020 80

Top 35+ Climate Change Law Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Climate Change Blawg

The following are some of the top climate change legal influencers on Twitter. They are some of the best lawyers, legal academics and legal organisations trying to turn the tide on climate change through change in the law across many different jurisdictions.

2020 83

Early American history and modern American environmental law

Environment, Law, and History

A recurring theme in scholarship on environmental regulation is the roots of the American approach to environmental regulation , and to what extent this approach is exceptional.

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