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Bougainville's Panguna mine and the economics of environmentalism By Martin Rait
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This discussion looks at some of the civil unrest on Bougainville Island in the mid 1990s with specific reference to the Panguna Mine. The hidden costs of the mining operations and environmental... More > concerns of the time are explored. An interesting retrospective for someone investigating modern environmental impacts of mining to compare with concerns in 1992. ISBN-13: 978-1-877485-65-7< Less
Three Essays in Environmental and Public Economics By Sarani Saha
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Biomass Boiler Addresses Alaskans’ Environmental, Economic Concerns By Alzena Zulei
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http://blog.crowncapitalmngt.com/category/nature-news/ crown capital eco management environmental news article updates Alaska, heavily forested, built on rock and surrounded by water, every... More > commodity that enters the country arrives by air and sea. The use of oil is a struggle for both the economy and the environment. Oil must come from elsewhere and be transported but of course by additional fuel, fuel that is subject to oil price stability. A site that could help giving a solution to the problem is the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan. The site that provides information to more than a million visitors each year is also the site where a pilot biomass system is now coming to life. A two oil-fired boilers serving the 250,000-sq-ft center were replaced with a highly efficient system fueled by local wood was manufactured by Hurst Boiler & welding Company Inc. Another good thing about the project is that the hot-water boiler was custom-designed to fit within very limited indoor space.< Less
Federal and State Environmental Policy By B. Andrew Chupp
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This book is a collection of three essays related to environmental policy at the state and federal level. The first essay addresses the issue of environmental federalism--which level of government... More > should address regulation of air pollution in the United States? The second essay investigates factors influencing adoption of environmental policy at the state and federal level, focusing on whether or not policy-makers consider what is in the best interest of their constituency. The third essay examines the interplay between environmental policies at the state level, analyzing whether resources or spillovers drive interaction among states.< Less
Biomass Boiler Addresses Alaskans’ Environmental, Economic Concerns - good.is By aidenn white
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http://www.good.is/posts/biomass-boiler-addresses-alaskans-environmental-economic-concerns crown capital eco management environmental news article updates Alaska, heavily forested, built on rock... More > and surrounded by water, every commodity that enters the country arrives by air and sea. The use of oil is a struggle for both the economy and the environment. Oil must come from elsewhere and be transported but of course by additional fuel, fuel that is subject to oil price stability. A site that could help giving a solution to the problem is the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan. The site that provides information to more than a million visitors each year is also the site where a pilot biomass system is now coming to life. A two oil-fired boilers serving the 250,000-sq-ft center were replaced with a highly efficient system fueled by local wood was manufactured by Hurst Boiler & welding Company Inc.< Less
A Guide to Making Rational Environmental Economics Decisions in Five Easy Steps By Robert Randall
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After a career of more than 30 years with a top Fortune 500 company using that very same technique to convert an environmental program from a cost center to a revenue generator, Dr. Randall is openly... More > sharing that technique. As organizations face greater challenges to control spending while meeting more dramatic demands to go “green” this simple, comprehensive guide will help any organization attain the greatest economic efficiency by making rational assessments about what activities it should, or should not, pursue. After presenting some background information, you will be taken step-by-step through a mock refined benefit-cost analysis. Each organization is different and has its own set of dynamics; therefore, it will be up to each analyst to determine what variables to include or exclude from the benefit-cost model. Clear definitions are included in table form to assist in the assignment of variables.< Less
A Guide to Making Rational Environmental Economics Decisions in Five Easy Steps By Robert Randall
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After a career of more than 30 years with a top Fortune 500 company using that very same technique to convert an environmental program from a cost center to a revenue generator, Dr. Randall is openly... More > sharing that technique. As organizations face greater challenges to control spending while meeting more dramatic demands to go “green” this simple, comprehensive guide will help any organization attain the greatest economic efficiency by making rational assessments about what activities it should, or should not, pursue. After presenting some background information, you will be taken step-by-step through a mock refined benefit-cost analysis. Each organization is different and has its own set of dynamics; therefore, it will be up to each analyst to determine what variables to include or exclude from the benefit-cost model. Clear definitions are included in table form to assist in the assignment of variables.< Less
Edible solutions for the environmental crisis By Dawn Sheppard
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This article explores the environmental crisis and searches for causes and solutions within social, economic and political movements. Themes include community gardening, grassroots and environmental... More > activism, spirituality, human consciousness, and food. Powerlessness, absence of community, poverty, uncontrolled technology, disconnection from nature, and the destruction of the environment are all issues addressed through grassroots activism expressed by community gardening activities and the alternative food movement.< Less
Entropy Happens: How the denial of a basic law of physics is killing our chances for economic and environmental sustainability By John Hoaglund
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Energy, the ability to perform work, is money. The laws of energy “[control], the rise and fall of political systems, the freedom or bondage of nations, the movements of commerce and industry,... More > the origins of wealth and poverty, and the general physical welfare of the race." Energy also governs life and ecosystems. It is conserved, but moves from available to unavailable. Entropy measures both unavailable energy and disorder, and changes when systems change: creating order and available energy in one system, but at the expense of greater disorder or unavailable energy in others. Entropy change happens. Entropy has never been fully accounted in models of economic or environmental sustainability, neglect made possible by the availability of energy, solar energy for a historically small population, and now fossil fuels for a large population. Peak-oil and population makes solving the energy crisis imperative, but it will not be solved without recognizing the intrinsic energy value of our ecosystems.< Less