When is Multi-Credit Banking a Double Dip???

More and more mitigation banks are “multi-credit” banks, which generate different kinds of offsets on one property. That’s fine — and even encouraged — under US federal law, provided the credits come from different parts of the property. That means a mitigation banker who restores a wetland that then teems with endangered wildlife can earn […]

Five Reasons to Pick the Ecology as the Career Path

Five Reasons to Pick the Ecology as the Career Path

It is a bit of an adage that if a specific topic affects each one of us every day, if we have to work, breathe and live in its presence, then it is definitely worth studying. That absolutely holds true for the ecological courses. Ecology refers to the study of the relationships among living organisms, […]

Ecological Solutions for the Farming Industry

Ecological Solutions for the Farming Industry

The farming industry has developed a strange relationship with ecology over the past years. These two have been maligned by claims that they greedily suck up water from the people and nature, pollute the countryside with pesticides, shoot native species, and while at the same time producing food many of us subsist on. A new […]

Production & Quality Control

Production & Quality Control

The Apple company comprises one of the most influential corporations in the global business scene. The company produces its products in California America but assembles its products in China. The majority of the work is seen in the American region while the casing and packaging initiatives are undertaken in the Chinese region. The company produces […]

Market Segmentation

Market Segmentation

Market segmentation is the activity which involves grouping of potential customers based on their characteristics. According to Venter et al. this activity is crucial since it helps the marketers of a given product target a specific niche from which they are likely to get more sales (74). Through proper segmentation and targeting a company stands […]

Economic Field Work

Economic Field Work

For the fieldwork, my meeting was with an economic development graduate Miss Young who is currently working under the United Nations program. Miss Young is currently involved in a project that is aimed at helping people in developing countries on how to put up and manage small businesses. The reason for my meeting with her […]

EPA retrospectively veto’s a Corps permit, and it might just be OK.

Calm down, we can handle this: EPA retrospectively vetos a Corps Permit after the fact. This month the DC Circuit Court upheld the EPA’s jurisdictional authority to retrospectively veto a USACE 404 permit to fill waters covered by the CWA. In simpler terms – the Corps gave their approval for a mining company to discharge into streams around their proposed mining […]

Overhead at Katoomba China: How do you define a ‘beneficiary’?

An interesting comment during the keynote address became a recurring theme during today’s public meeting at Katoomba XVIII: Forests, Water, and People. Niu Chonguan, Deputy Director General of the Department of Soil and Water Conservation at the with the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources spoke about soil and water conservation incentives in China and efforts to […]

A Tale of Two Markets

We’re bringing you live coverage all week from New Orleans of the 2013 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference. Check back often! Thursday morning’s Alternatives to Mitigation session found Craig Denisoff taking the podium to talk about habitat credit trading systems – a new species of mitigation program – and where they stand in relation to […]

Overheard at the National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference

“One of the priorities of the National Mitigation Banking Association is to try to get some teeth into the [Endangered Species Act]. If all regulators had to require conservation and mitigation measures, we’d have a thriving market. The agencies that are designed to protect these species are missing these opportunities.” – Craig Denisoff, “Alternatives to […]