What is econometrics? The clue is in the word itself: “econo” refers to its relation to economics; “metrics” suggests the science of empirical measurement. Thus, econometrics applies statistical methods that describe real-world phenomena and creates testable economic models.
The swim bladders of the Totoaba, a rare species of large fish found in rapidly dwindling numbers in the Sea of Cortez, sell for upwards of $100,000. An illicit market built on human imagining — a raw delusion of the medicinal properties of the Totoaba’s bladder.
Supporting college students and mental health is an important move to break the silence taboo and increase success for traditional students.
University branding strategy considers all aspects of the student journey - from discovery, enrollment, and study, to graduation and beyond.
You can't reduce your carbon footprint without measuring it. Knowing your carbon footprint can help you make better purchasing decisions. When you can't reduce, you can offset. This article for Bank of the West introduces a new checking account that keeps consumers informed and offers ways to offset what can't be reduced.
This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.
Bees are necessary to pollinate plants, including crops we use for food, but bee populations are in decline worldwide. For well over a decade, colony collapse disorder (CCD) has shaken the agricultural sector and challenged scientists. How business can step up and
Image: Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz (right) presents Ingersoll Rand CEO Michael W. Lamach with the World Environment Center's Gold Medal Award. Old-school sustainability reimagined for today
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is an excellent example not only of a resource-efficient building but also how LEED can foster biophilic design in the built environment.
hen Amsterdam-based research and technology initiative What Design Can Do laid down its challenge in May 2017, they minced no words: “Climate change is real and it's happening." But that doesn't mean we can't find a way to mitigate its impact. Here's what smart, visionary changemakers are doing to help in the fight against climate change.
LifeStraw "Follow the Liters" program is one example of the "humanitarian entrepreneurship" business model driving the mission of Global Health company Vestergaard. More than 1 million schoolchildren in Kenya now have access to safe drinking water. And it's not just a "one-off".
I had a bowl of strawberries for breakfast this morning, which sounds unremarkable, even in the middle of February. Thanks to growers in Florida, Mexico, and South America, I can sit at my breakfast table in the middle of a California winter, munching away on strawberries.
But for every strawberry delighting my palate, another is lost, wasted somewhere on the long road from farm to table. Of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is wasted every year, fruits, vegetables, and tubers have the highes...
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
-Winston Churchill, The River War
The world’s farmers not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a rapidly changing climate.
Given the urgency of the climate crisis, agriculture is a big problem. Is it? Or is there another way to frame our outlook?