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.