20 January 2010

Speed blogging

  • Here are the top ten blogs (according to someone) on green innovations, and this blog gives video reviews of green products. Better yet, ten words you need to stop misspelling.

  • "The state is blocking four landowners on two Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta islands from taking water that officials say they don't have permission to use." Finally. (Will there be more?)

  • Milwaukee plans to use cheap water to attract businesses. Not a good idea (subsidies) and VERY bad idea if it creates demand that's too large for supply. (Ask Stockton, CA or most water managers in SoCal.)

  • Just because:



  • Iraqis say: "We want Turkey, Syria and Iran to give us our fair share of water."

  • An interesting post on carbon sequestration/reforestation (though I worry about a new subsidy for farmers...)

  • Desal in Australia is much more expensive than conservation, whether it's built by private or public interests.
Hattip to DL, TS and JWT

2 comments:

  1. Concerning the carbon sequestration blog, here's an example of "internalizing externalities...

    http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_2KD?contentidonly=true&contentid=2008/12/0307.xml

    And then there is the Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom and her research on the governance of common-pool resources.

    These are ongoing issues here in Trinity County in which the tensions of private vs. public land regulations are being answered with a "commons" approach. Local fire safe councils are interjecting local input into these discussions as well as the presence of the Weaverville Community Forest (http://www.tcrcd.net/wcf/index.htm) as a reminder that there are other avenues toward resource management.

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  2. Larry, that's my blog (and a BIG thanks to you, David!); I am interested in your concepts, and would appreciate commentary over there, too.

    Thanks again, David!

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