Dear EarthTalk: In my business courses in college, we were taught that ecological degradation was an “externality”—something outside the purview of economic analyses. Now that the environment is of such concern, are economists beginning to rethink this? — Josh Dawson, Flagstaff, AZ

Burton Helps Push Kean Men Past Rowan, 71-66

GLASSBORO – Freshman Michael Burton knocked down back-to-back three-pointers in the final 90 seconds of the game, as the Kean University men’s basketball team closed the game on a 7-0 run to defeat host Rowan University, 71-66, in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Wednesday evening.

Kean Women Defeat DeSales in OT, 69-65

UNION – Freshman guard Emily Cristaldi scored eight of her team-high 18 points in overtime, as the Kean University women’s basketball team overcame a double-digit second-half deficit to defeat DeSales University, 69-65, in overtime in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.

Register Now for February ACT® Test

IOWA CITY, IOWA—Registration is now open for the February 12, 2011 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before January 7, 2011. Please note that no test centers are scheduled in New York State for this date.